King Julius' Bike by Katros
Despite the fact that The Katros gave no technical details about the build, we figured the donor bike is most likely an Yamaha RX. Now, the displacement of this 2-stroke machine is definitely a mystery and we can only suppose that we're dealing with an RX-135. The RX-135 was often called the RX-King, so putting things together, the King Julius name might be a real hint.
Whichever RX this bike might come from, there is nothing left from the original attire. The RXs were rather flat and utterly common-looking. The Katros changed it irremediably, with a huge (for such a bike) tank which would most likely last for weeks of commuting: its bulbous lines and flat top reminds us of actual racing bikes' tanks and we totally love it.
Katros also made a custom rear cowl and surprisingly, they did not install the tail or turning lights in it. The stylish blinkers are atop the rear shocks and the tail light resides above the license plate.
Clean, laced wheels are shod with classic rubber and the intake was modified by tossing the airbox and installing a high-flow conical filter. Low clubman-style bars with retro grips came in place, classic underbar mirrors and an aftermarket high-performance exhaust: there you have it, a nifty bike with classic looks and a lot of attitude.
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