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Dream bike: Street tracker based on the Yamaha RD400

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Street tracker based on the Yamaha RD400

The marvel you see here comes to us from Ontario (Canada), it is the result of the company’s work Smyth Innovations and has been baptized with the name of 427 tracker. cam smythh is an industrial designer who has been transforming motorcycles for 10 years and, given what has been seen, he gives the impression that he knows what he is doing.

The trainer came across a client who did not have a 1976 Yamaha RD400, but four! The idea was to use them to make a restoration and street tracker. While working on the project, Cam Smyth learned of the existence of the Dream Build Offan online preparation contest organized by Roland Sands Design Y Geico Motorcycle. So he did not think twice and participated with the RD street tracker.

The subframe is new and has the tubes where the side covers of the original RD400 would go. The fork comes from a Suzuki GSX-R600 of 2006 with protections of KTM. As for the handlebar, Renthal grips, Brembo levers and Koso instrumentation have been mounted. In order to use the wheels 19 inches had to opt for a long aluminum swingarm. The aesthetic fluidity, beginning with the original long, rectangular tank, was achieved through the use of a small seat and tail with the same angular shapes. The headlight is hidden behind a number plate in order to give an image reminiscent of the motorcycles used in racing competitions. flat-track.

The 427 Tracker did not win the contest Dream Build Off but this does not mean that we are facing an exceptional work that has been able to play with the iconography of the Yamaha 2T and the motorcycles used in the competitions of flat-track.

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