Tuesday, 20 October 2015

El Solitario Big Bad Wolf

The Spanish agitators collaborated with Yamaha Yard Built to create this Yamaha XJR1300 beast. Inspired by the Black Arrow? (I might just be jealous, because I couldn't afford half the stuff on this bike).
And it walks the walk. It won the Sprint at Glemseck this year.
This is straight (with bits cut for space) from the press release...

Key to the success of the project was the collaboration with Mauro Abbadini, from Classic Co. as technical director of the build, he brought with him the confidence and know how of a veteran racer and winner of many battles. 

The ‘Big Bad Wolf’ AKA: BBW, has almost everything custom made with the exception of the frame, the tank, the handlebars and the rear light, reducing the wet weight to just 183kg. The Motor was blueprinted and the heads were ported and flowed. The intake port flow was increased by 50%. Compression was raised from 9.7-1 (Stock) to 10.7-1. The rods were reinforced with titanium bolts and the crankshaft was rebalanced. 

All the electronics and were removed and state of the art Lectron 42 Carburetors were added, developed specifically for the BBW by Lectron Fuel Systems on their flow bench to be plug & play on delivery. A Dynatek Programmable Ignition was installed. The work takes the power up to 148 BHP at the rear wheel. 

Classic Co. carbon fibre tail section, motor air rams and belly pan 
Dymag carbon fibre wheels
ISR triple trees, disc rotors and the rear brake caliper bracket. 
ISR hand controls 
ISR calipers 
K-Tech Suspension/ Novatech front forks and the rear shocks 
Asahina Racing exhaust 
Taleo Racing oil cooler 
Over Racing swingarm and rearsets
Motogadget M-Unit and M-Lock
 Corona quick shifter 
PIAA headlights
Death Spray Custom paint