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This Yamaha MT-07 Could Give Ducati Scrambler a Run for the Money

It's always great to see practical projects that are feasible and look great, and Oberdan Bezzi is one of the designers that master this game. Here's a most interesting interpretation of the Yamaha MT-07, one of our favorite all-rounder bikes.
Yamaha MT-07 Dirtiest Sons 4 photos
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Part classic, part scrambler, the Dirtiest Sons project mixes genes into a new breed that will tick a lot of boxes. It looks like the Ducati Scrambler has become some sort of favorite enemy for numerous manufacturers.

That is, we get to see more and more bikes that are aimed at getting a piece of the cake the Italian machine seems to be enjoying in less than six months after its market debut. THAT SR400-inspired tank
If you are looking for a modern motorcycle, the Dirtiest Sons may not be your thing. However, those in search of a bike that blends in present-day technology cleverly disguised in neo-retro looks will be thrilled.

It's impossible to miss the oval fuel tank that's such a strong reminder of the iconic Yamaha SR400. Its only drawback is that it may prove a little to small for longer runs before needing a refill, but it is definitely perfect for an afternoon ride.

The front end of the MT-07 was overhauled completely and sent back in time, with the addition of a small round, retro Bates-ish headlight. Some may say that the tall front fender is not the best complement for it, but this seems to be the design language of the new scrambler bikes.

Oberdan Bezzi added wire-spoked wheels and dual-sport tires, a mandatory aspect of the build, and multiple other bolt-on parts can add further personalization options. Bezzi took the liberty to deliver these initial designs in the classic Yamaha yellow livery with the speed blocks, plus two additional liveries, but the possibilities are infinite.

Again, this could be an interesting turn for the Yamaha MT-07, with all the bolt-on parts offered as a kit a rider could install in his or her garage over some beers during a rainy afternoon.

Variations could include different saddles, tires, some extra protections and more. And with the amazing price the MT-07 goes for, such a bike could also be a highly competitive one.


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