Numbnut XJR1300 Botafogo-N
Yamaha are churning out their Yardbuilt bikes in 2015 thanks to some clever partnerships with talented builders around the globe. As they promised at the XJR1300 launch earlier this year here's yet another custom XJR that's transformed the factory bike into a retro racing inspired ride. This time they've partnered with Amsterdam based…
Yamaha are churning out their Yardbuilt bikes in 2015 thanks to some clever partnerships with talented builders around the globe. As they promised at the XJR1300 launch earlier this year here’s yet another custom XJR that’s transformed the factory bike into a retro racing inspired ride. This time they’ve partnered with Amsterdam based Numbnut Motorcycles who took their inspiration for the build and the bikes name from the 21.7 litre engined, 1917 Fiat ‘Botafogo Special’.
As with the other XJR Yardbuilt bikes the Botafogo-N was constructed without performing any modifications to the bikes frame. Each Yardbuilt bike is designed to showcase what the home builder could achieve if these parts were to become available as “bolt on” accessories…and as it happens many of them will. The Wrenchmonkees, itRocksBikes and now Numbnut Motorcycles will all be producing parts from their Yardbuilt bikes which will soon be available to purchase through their respective websites.
Despite the XJR already packing some top performing parts Numbnut have opted to add their own upgrades to ramp up the bikes performance. To free up the bikes breathing and unleash more power locked away in the XJR’s 1250cc, DOHC air cooled engine, Numbnut added free flowing Steel Dragon Performance velocity stacks and a howling 4-into-2 MVS Race Engineering exhaust system.
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