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XSR700 Akatombo - custom made replica of a first ever Yamaha!

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It's Greg here, I work as a Yamaha sales specialist at POLand POSITION (#1 Yamaha dealer in Poland, East-Central Europe). Currently riding an XSR900 and just lovin' it!

Together with my friend mechanic we have built a special bike, based on the XSR700. So here's the official story:

"POLand POSITION's Pawel Rybak and Greg Dabrowski, the men behind this Yard Built project, have asked themselves a tricky questions...

As a result we pay a sincere tribute to a first ever Yamaha motorcycle: YA-1, called "Akatombo" (Red Dragonfly in Japanese), first released in 1955.

Built in only 26 evenings, with all mods done inside the dealership.

YZ426 / Virago 1100 wheel combo - front and rear 19", Road Star handlebar risers, YZF-R1 master cylinder.

Vintage replica parts: muffler, air filters, seat, fenders, rear rack, chain guard, handlebar, brake pedal, footpegs, fuel tank (stock XSR700 element underneath), grips, levers, switch controls...

LED taillight + integrated blinkers. Original 1955 local plates with a valid numbers."

What's most important: this project is for the European Dealer Contest - Yamaha Yard Built competition, ending on March 31st...

Please be so kind to spend a minute and after reading this post:

-visit www.yamaha-yardbuilt.com

-find our XSR700 Akatombo POLand POSITION custom bike

-click on the main picture

-click the magic "LIKE" button :)

And if you would ever travel to Poland or any other country in Europe and have some issues with the bike - just let me know and we'll sort it out.

I really appreciate your votes, thanks a lot!


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I had already voted on that bike. :) Really good job.
Not my cup of tea, but I must admit you guys have done an awesome job. Your design has converted the XSR in a total new bike, good job!!!

Great job, I am considering a center stand for my my XSR 700, was the one you used a specific for the model or you customized it?

And a fantastic idea for the gauge, might see about moving mine to there too.
Congrats for winning the yamaha yard build contest :)
Congrats on the victory of the XSR700 contest!
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