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Yamaha Yard Built XSR700 Otokomae by AD HOC Is a Minimalist Cafe-Racer

In case you thought that the Yamaha Yard Built program reached an end, it would be funny to see the looks on your faces when you meet Otokomae, the latest Ad Hoc Cafe Racers' creations. Some may call it crazy, while some may call it ugly; the fact is that this XSR700 will not pass unnoticed and have a very powerful personality.
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Part cafe-racer, part street tracker, and part streetfighter, the Otokomae ditches all the fancy attributes in favor of a blunt, assertive styling. Radical and at the same time inviting, this custom XSR700 represent yet another example of how versatile Yamaha's new range of motorcycles can be when arriving in the right hands.

Ad Hoc's David Gonzalez wanted to build a bike that exuded individuality without compromising rideability. The front end was changed entirely, with an MT-09 stem and handlebar attached to a host of parts sourced from a YZF-R6. The R6 DNA embedded in the Otokomae consist of the forks, rotors, and the master cylinder. Borrani supplied the rims that are now shod with Pirelli Anakee 3 tires, while an older MT-01 delivered the smoked-lens headlight and its bracket.

The airbox was tossed, and the space remained devoid of any parts, adding to the radical looks of the bike. For the sake of compactness, the radiator was painted black and thus "hidden" from sight, now being better integrated with the engine.

Even though the tank remained stock, Ad Hoc crafted a modular structure that embraces it and changes the attire of the entire machine. A rear subframe was designed without taking into consideration the potential passenger, and a short solo seat covered in cowhide.

Miniature LED taillights and turn signals have been installed on the XSR700, with the front ones integrated into the brake and clutch levers and a Gears Racing rear monoshock lifting the seat a bit. The exhaust is an aggressive, MotoGP-look SC Project unit and we are not sure if it is street-legal.

Some might argue that this XSR700 is not exactly the embodiment of "Handsome" as its Japanese name states, but we'd just say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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