Yamaha Europe commissioned Italian based bike customizers Deus Ex Machina Italy to create an inspirational custom machine based on the mighty Yamaha XJR1300, and the result is as awesome as you’d expect – Yamaha XJR1300 ‘Project X’
“For Deus Ex Machina the Yamaha XJR1300 was an intriguing machine to work with. We looked at it and thought ‘what lies hidden under the skin of this muscle bike?’” explains Alessandro Rossi from Deus Ex Machina Italy. “We drew inspiration from the legendary endurance racing machines of the late 1970s and 1980s with their lean looks that were crafted for a single purpose – to win races. We decided we needed to liberate some of the XJR’s weight to create a stripped down motorcycle that proudly displayed its heart – the 1251cc air-cooled engine – and looked ready to fight! “
Project X upgrades include high quality Öhlins suspension, Brembo radial brake, a LeoVince titanium exhaust, and a set of Marvic Streamline magnesium wheels. The beauty pays homage to its endurance bike heritage with a stripped back appearance, polished components, and a 1251cc air-cooled engine, while the seat unit was covered in a mixture of leather on the side and suede on top, just like a race bike.
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