Yamaha YZF-R1 is a name that brings the idea of sharp styling and niche superbike spirit inside a motorcycle lover. This case is totally different as this typical R1 has gone under the knife of French artist Ludovic Lazareth. This looks quite distinctive and can now be shifted into futuristic list of motorcycles around the world. He created this when he was free from customer demands and other responsibilities.
The motorcycle may feel ultra fresh but it underpins a 1999 Yamaha YZF-R1 that was modified ten years ago for Vin Diesel’s Babylon AD. The front end of the original R1 was given to some other project and this got itself an all new, custom built front end for more excitement. Yamaha R1 has a conventional front end while this machine uses swing-arm setup that allow it to be unique among all others.
Triumph Daytona 955’s wheels are stocked at both the front and rear section of the motorcycle. It now gets single sided swing-arm at both the ends. The shocks on the motorcycle has been custom built by TFX Suspension. The exhaust now looks more like an important part of the frame while its dead end can be seen studded with LED lights that act as the taillight for the modified Yamaha R1 Street.
The fuel tank is made out of aluminum while its outer cover is carved from carbon fiber. The same fiber can be seen on tail section, belly pan and most of the body panels. The brakes on offer on the Yamaha R1 are Brembo sourced while Lazareth has even used an Acewell instrument console, bar end mirrors and drag bars on the front end. The motorcycle claims a price tag of $53,000.
Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Edition Photos