moto exotica’s 'eight' motorcycle uses uncommon stainless steel details for power + off-roading
 
moto exotica’s 'eight' motorcycle uses uncommon stainless steel details for power + off-roading moto exotica’s 'eight' motorcycle uses uncommon stainless steel details for power + off-roading
jun 20, 2016

moto exotica’s 'eight' motorcycle uses uncommon stainless steel details for power + off-roading

moto exotica’s ‘eight’ motorcycle uses uncommon stainless steel details for power + off-roading
images courtesy of lakshya khanduri

 

 

 

indian bike builders moto exotica have created an one-off handcrafted motorcycle around a yamaha ‘RD350 scrambler’ they simply call ‘eight’. powered by an 125cc unmodified engine, the entire project has been custom built to handle the maximum power of the two-stroke. founder arjun raina expects the 95 kilogram frame to make speeds of up to 200 km/h.

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moto exotica’s ‘eight’ motorcycle

 

 

 

the suspension system has been set to a softer setting for a better ride quality on gravel and dirt. the rear spring has a slight angle change from the original ‘scrambler’ to enable a little more travel while off-roading. the adapted machined swing-arms make the moto exotica bike longer to compensate for the resulting lift of the front wheel. the two exhaust pipes are unconventional made from 45 different stainless steel sections welded together for superior performance. moto-exotica-yamaha-RD350-scrambler-designboom-07
the dual custom headlamp

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45 sections form the twin exhaust pipes

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moto exotica used stainless steel

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custom pedals also made from stainless steel

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the extended crank arm

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