Maybe you’ll remember this awesome Honda CB750 Nighthawk Cafe Racer? If not, you really should take a look. It was build by Industrial Moto and shows us what these guys are capable of. Their latest project is called “Project Vasquez” and is based on a Yamaha XV. Project Vasquez from industrial Moto was built on commission for a customer in Ohio. Design cues for this bike were derived from the big gun carried by a character named “Vasquez” in the original Aliens movie. Overall the design is more traditional Café Racer than industrial Moto’s previous builds.
Starting with a 1980s Yamaha Virago, industrial Moto converted the suspension using GSX-R forks and rear shock. Two seats will be provided which the customer can change easily, along with passenger foot pegs for two-up riding. The tank was stripped to bare metal and finished with a wire brush, then lettering and stripes were etched with the sand blaster. Only the customer knows the significance of the “Racer 74” logo, but we think the end result looks pretty good.
Lots of hand made parts went into this bike. The upper triple tree, subframe, seat supports, exhaust and foot pegs were all made in-house. The muffler is a unique unit built to match the shape of the upper tree. Seats were provided by Tuffside, and the electrical system is controlled by a Moto Gadgets m unit. All powder coating and paint is done in-house, as well. Every exposed nut and bolt head is powder coated to match the color scheme.
This is industrial Moto’s first bike to be equipped with front and rear cameras. The rear camera and control unit are mounted under the seat, with the front camera mounted under the bottom tree. Bar end mirrors and turn signal indicators keep the front looking uncluttered, and the led brake/indicator strip provide a clean look in back.
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