If I could describe this build in one word, it would be “clean” or “minimalistic”. Maybe the term cafe racer isn’t that suitable because due to this ultra clean look, it has a more modern touch rather than that classic cafe racer look. We see a minimum amount of bolts and nuts, and the wiring is kept as clean as possible with a MotoGadget M-unit as the heart of the electrical system. They’ve kept the original tank in place (which made me think of a camel) a created a beautiful seat (based on the original FX650 seat) and rear combo with integrated tail- and indicator lights. The complete front is sourced from a 2003 Yamaha R1 with a custom triple tree (manufactured by USV Racing) with an integrated MotoGadget tachometer and the minimalistic M-buttons. As clean as it gets.
The beautiful single sided swing arm is sourced from a Honda VFR800 and really makes this build unique and helps to make it even “cleaner”. For some more performance, a lighter crankshaft and Tecnium pistons were fitted to give the engine more “punch”. Fuel comes from a new Mikuni TM40 carburetor and the exhaust (with Danmoto silencers) is handmade. In the front you can see why I would like to call it a cafe racer: a simple retro headlight with the right proportions on the perfect height.
When you add it all up the result is a modern-day cafe racer based on an out of the box machine. With 40hp it will not set lap records, but the combination of a lightweight machine with a high-torque single with definitely make this bike to a real fun (maybe a bit of a hooligan) machine. Great!