yamaha collaborate with ad hoc café racers to form custom ‘XSR700’



yamaha’s yard built platform returns to spain for a special build just in time for summer with ad hoc café racers. the partnership has delivered a rough and tough take on the ‘XSR700’, truly a motorcycle for any challenge.

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the ‘XSR700’ received it’s makeover from adhoc, barcelona




adhoc’s david gonzalez is no stranger to customising yamaha motorbikes. the barcelona based custom builder has already received international recognition for his work stripping and re-working classic machines before finishing with just the right amount of powder-coated, one-off pieces to make a mark. for the yard built ‘XSR700 otokomae’, david has created a street tracker featuring both technology and style, a tough custom with bold colours that stands out from the crowd. it’s name ‘otokomae’ is taken from japan, translating to ‘handsome man’ in both language and form.

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the unique appearance is sure to attract attention




‘I really like this crazy style david has created’, commented yamaha motor europe marketing coordinator cristian barelli. ‘the tough ‘street tracker’ feel really fits well with the XSR700 and the paint job is something totally unique. he made sure to follow our golden rule of no cutting or welding to the frame of the bike, so it really does prove with this build that you can customise your XSR to really stand out from the crowd without any major fabrication work. the custom detail is very well crafted without compromising the rideability of the XSR700, keeping the fun factor!’

the paint job creates a contrast with the rest of the vehicle




to get the adhoc look, david started at the front, adding a number of genuine yamaha parts from other models. these included an ‘MT-09’ stem and handlebar set, front forks, disc brakes, brake master cylinder and clutch from the ‘YZF-R6’ and front light and bracket from the ‘MT-01’.

most custom parts have been sourced from other yamaha models




borrani rims keep everything upstanding and the original fuel tank remains, cleverly hidden by a custom shell built in four modular parts. the radiator was painted black to blend with the engine block and the air filter box has been removed and replaced with power filters to open up central space.

the radiator is painted black to complement the engine block




the standard ‘XSR700’ exhaust is removed in favour of a rather more aggressive sounding full SC project system and a rear subframe is custom made to bolt on, allowing access to tools and battery. ride height gets a lift by 15mm with a gears racing shock and a custom seat is added with high quality cowhide. at the front clever fork sleeves incorporate the front turn signal and the bike is finished with traditional blue and yellow yamaha racing colours, giving a modern, light-hearted twist to stand out.





the yard built ‘XSR700 otokomae’ makes a bold statement for the custom argument, a real street tracker with attitude.



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yamaha ad hoc custom ‘XSR700’ features bespoke suspension coil