Fashion and design working together: Thierry Langlois, owner of fashion brand “Atelier 5” has an eye for design and has a strong passion for motorsports. So why not combine those two must Thierry have thought. In “Flash 76“, a French Yamaha dealer, he found a technical partner who could build his bike.
It had to be a powerful bike and something else than a BMW so they picked a XJR1300 as a base bike for this project. This air cooled 1250cc 4 cylinder heavyweight puts over 106 horses and 100 Newtons on the road and is safely qualified as a pure rocket.
(Like the base bike? Make sure you check out this Yamaha XJR1300 Café Racer)
The wide handlebars, shortened rear end and knobbed tires give the bike the real scrambler look. I wonder if this bike will handle well in the dirt, because the stock bike is a bit heavy with 221kg and the weight savings look limited.
I know that some guys may find this bike ugly, that’s all a matter of taste. And if you look quick at the opening image you can mistake it for a BMW R nineT. But I think they did an amazing job in creating this Yamaha XJR1300 Scrambler and I guess it will fit like a tailored suit…