MotorAll Customs’ Cafe Racer: Yamaha XV750 Transformation

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MotorAll Customs' Cafe Racer
MotorAll Customs' Cafe Racer

In the hands of Greivin Fernandez, owner of MotorAll Customs in San Jose, Costa Rica, a 1982 Yamaha XV750 received a complete cafe racer makeover. Inspired by the classic John Player Special racing colors, the bike boasts a sleek black and gold paint job.

The transformation involved a meticulous teardown, allowing Fernandez to craft a bespoke subframe that establishes the quintessential cafe racer silhouette with its clean, level line.

A compact tail unit with integrated LED lighting complements the custom solo seat upholstered in black Alcantara with gold stitching. The rear fender hangs low from a swingarm-mounted bracket that also relocates the license plate.

To enhance handling, the suspension received a significant upgrade with a fully adjustable piggyback monoshock at the rear, while the front end benefits from inverted forks borrowed from a Suzuki GSX-R750 and a new LED headlight.

MotorAll Customs' Cafe Racer
MotorAll Customs’ Cafe Racer (Yamaha)

This once-chunky cruiser has been reborn as a sleek cafe racer thanks to the masterful work of Greivin Fernandez. The most noticeable transformation is the new fuel tank, a Benelli Mojave unit that required extensive modifications to seamlessly integrate into the frame.

The stock wheels have been swapped for a sportier set of 17-inch laced rims wrapped in Bridgestone tires, with stainless-steel spokes adding a touch of elegance. Braking performance gets a significant boost with Yamaha R1 discs and Nissin calipers at the front.

Fernandez didn’t stop there; the cockpit received a complete overhaul with clip-on handlebars for a more aggressive riding position, Brembo levers for improved control, and a digital dash for a modern aesthetic.

The electrical system got a thorough rewiring to ensure everything runs smoothly, while the intake system benefitted from a Kuryakyn Hypercharger air cleaner. To tie the whole package together, the bike boasts a stunning custom exhaust system featuring stainless-steel pipes in a unique two-one-two configuration, capped off with slash-cut silencers for a throaty sound.

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Dana Phio

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