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:
-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!