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Rough Crafts Yard Built Yamaha XSR700

Article By Ministry of Bikes

Posted on 06 Mar 2017

Rough Crafts Yard Built Yamaha XSR700


Rough Crafts, the same builders of MV Agusta’s Ballistic Trident, have created two custom build machines in one, that fit the Yamaha XSR700. Pretty cool, right?

The first of the team’s creations is the ‘Corsa Scorcher’ model which turns the street bike into a café racer, while the ‘Soil Scorpion’ model turns the bike into a scrambler. The best part is, the transformation only takes about an hour.

When it comes to the Corsa Scorcher, the team utilised lightweight carbon fibre wheels, a YZF-R1 front end, as well as the same Akrapovic exhaust that is found on the R1.


Corsa Scorcher


The scrambler version is of course very different, the Soil Scorpion uses lightweight forged wheels, an Akrapovic titanium XSR700 high exhaust, a waterproof filter from Sprint and a handmade flat bar.


Soil Scorpion


Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts was asked about the team’s new creations and stated that:

“The XSR was an amazing base to start with. I love the tubular frame of the 700, and the power to weight ratio is perfect for a motorcycle. With the newly designed shorter frame and detachable rear frame loop you really don’t need to cut the frame to make a proper custom shape”.

After the great interest in the Ballistic Trident and now these stunning creations, we can’t wait to see what Rough Crafts come up with next.

Find out more about the models here: www.roughcrafts.com