This 850cc triple Yamaha from 1979 started her life as a stock XS750 bike. The bike was rebuilt a long time ago by Spirit of the Seventies workshop. The guys obviously changed a lot in the design, reworked and replaced many details and fitted her with a gruntier 850cc motor. The bike’s present exclusive style and design without a doubt has transformed XS750 into a road racer with some features of “cafe” and left no sign of old Yamaha XS750 tourer motorcycle.
It’s obvious that great attention has been paid to each part and everything was thought through. As usual, the guys have done a great job. For those who are interested Yamaha ’79’ S2 is available for sale now, head over here to see details.
Let’s take a closer look at the bike and find out what has been improved and altered. Besides apparent customization, as for example loss of front fender and sidepods, handlebar replacement and instrumentaion switching to less bulky one, there was also lots of internal reworking and handling improvements. The bike got dropped at the front and raised at the back for better handling and steering. The subframe was shortened and rewelded to gain appropriate shape for the lightweight carbon fibre seat designed by Spirit.
A 850cc engine was fitted with the overhauled carbs and custom-made ceramic coated exhaust pipes. Both wheels are shoed in the new Avon Performance tires. The brake system you see at the front, is a combination of R6 calipers and FZR400 floating discs.
The guys have replaced an airbox with the K&Ns and installed a new Li-ion lightweight higtpowered battery. The shaftdrive system has gone through an overhaul and the rear suspention efficient work is provided by two lengthened Hagon shocks.
Besides greater torque and better reliability rebuilt Spirit’s Yamaha road racer has also got a unique Spirit paintwork. Kev and Tim did a truly amazing job here. You can also check out Triumph Scrambler “The Fox” mentioned earlier on BikeVX.