Motorcycle News - Run What Ya Brung: Moto Adonis’ Yamaha XV920R Tracker
This Yamaha XV920R from Moto Adonis, for example, won’t appeal to everyone. Part scrambler, part tracker, it’s a bit scrappier than our usual remit—designed to be roughed up rather than parked and stared at. Which is probably why it struck a deep chord when it landed in our inbox.
The build started when Daan and his friend Wouter van Egmond were brainstorming ways to expand the Moto Adonis brand, from their workshop in Roosendaal, Holland.
Daan and Wouter bought two Yamahas: this XV920R, to fix up and sell quickly, and a TR1, which they planned to build something truly epic with. But before their plans materialized, Wouter tragically passed away.
During the process Daan grew closer to Wouter’s father, Peter. And it was through their newfound relationship that Moto Adonis finally launched their first product line: MAD Exhausts.
Daan reckons the exhaust is the most expensive part on the bike. As for the rest, he’s picked and mixed parts to build a light, thrashable tracker.
The subframe’s been redesigned, and topped off with a leather saddle and a hand-bent cowl. A couple of teeny LEDs under the tail serve as a questionable taillight, and the tank’s been adapted from a Honda CM400, adorned with a leather strap and Leatherman pouch, “because you never know when you’ll need it.”
Daan politely refers to the Yamaha’s stock brakes and forks as “shitty,” so he dug into his parts bin and produced a set of BMW K75 forks, plus a Nissin front brake. “Sometimes it’s pretty cool to get as many spare parts as you can find, to make your bike come to life,” he says.
“This bike will never leave me, and it’s built to honor my mate,” says Daan. “It’s so cool to be able to use it for our new company, MAD Exhausts, until the big project is finished.”
Wouter would be proud.
via Bike EXIF http://www.bikeexif.com
June 7, 2018 at 12:09PM