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Donny Ariyanto from Studio Motor is someone who knows how to design and build a custom motorcycle. This is not the first creation that we’ve featured, so please be sure to check out this awesome CB1000 Café Racer and the tiny Yamaha Scorpio Café Racer. This time Donny took the challenge of turning a ’97 Yamaha XV535 Virago into a café racer. The result is impressive and Donny called it “The Clyro”.
Unless the fact that Virago’s are more and more choses as a café racer base bike, it was not Donny’s first choice:
“If someone asked me to recommend a bike that would make a great cafe racer, a Yamaha XV or Virago wouldn’t be high on the list. Actually, it probably wouldn’t even be on the list at all”.
There is not much left of the original design and for that they worked their way around with some cool modifications like a complete front of a Yamaha R6, a modified rear swing arm, a custom made gas tank and custom spoked wheels.
The OEM panel controls mounted to the clip ons include a “tiny” tachometer, Brembo master cylinder and adjustable clutch and brake levers.
- Custom swing arm
- Custom gas tank
- Complete Yamaha R6 front
- TK Japan 18X3.00 inch + Firestone Deluxe Champion 4.00-18 for front
- Custom rim 16X4.00 inch + Firestone Deluxe Champion 5.00-16 for rear
- Showa rear monoshock
- DRL headlight
- Aftermarket taillight
- 2 in 2 custom exhaust
- Painting & airbrush by Tommy Airbrush
- A LOT of small details
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