Yamaha makes a few of the finest avenue bikes on the market, and caters to an unlimited array of tastes and preferences. Personally, I’ve at all times been an enormous fan of the MT-07 platform, and having owned two already, I can definitively say it’s my all time favourite bike. As such, when Enrico sees a customized MT-07, he can’t assist however write about mentioned customized MT-07, and so right here we’re.
Wayders, a Belgian customized workshop and motorbike attire maker has created a one-of-a-kind customized construct with a humble Yamaha MT-07, turning it into what many XSR700 homeowners would dream their bikes would appear like. On a facet word, I discover it notably attention-grabbing that Wayders determined to make use of an MT-07 to start with, versus an XSR700, which might certainly have been so much simpler. Regardless, the result’s excellent. Christened the W07, this tradition construct is the embodiment of much less is extra, and it’s one of many cleanest customized cafe racer builds primarily based on the MT-07/ XSR700 I’ve seen in fairly a while.
For starters, nothing from the unique bike, other than the body and engine, stays. Wayders definitely put the hours in crafting bespoke elements from this bike. Up entrance, a brand new inverted fork with triple clamps from the MT-09 provides the bike a beefier, extra premium look, whereas the rear suspension has additionally been bumped up by a Wilbers monoshock. The bike’s instrument cluster could be very cleanly mounted due to 3D-printed bracketry. To give the bike a traditional cafe look, low-slung clip-on bars have additionally been fitted. Finishing up the entrance finish fantastically is a spherical LED headlight.
Given how minimalist the bike’s styling is, it’s clear that the W07’s defining characteristic is its gas tank. You see, the gas tank on this bike isn’t only a gas tank. It’s a battery compartment, wiring cowl, and ECU housing multi functional. Wayders has managed to stuff all these electrical and mechanical elements beneath the tank to provide the bike an ultra-clean aesthetic. The result’s a construct that’s freed from any wires, hoses, or electrical cables, elevating the bike’s stage of expertise. To prime all of it off, the tank was painted in bespoke graphics impressed from that of the Bell Bullit helmet.
Topping the construct off, and giving it an air of modernity, is a blacked-out full-exhaust system from SC Project. The subframe of the bike has been minimize and shortened, making it strictly a single-seater machine. Handmade elements such because the chain guard and radiator guard full the bike’s look, highlighting the workshop’s consideration to element.