Remember Vicente Design? Jean François Vicente is the man behind the Triumph Millenium 900 and many other really good looking custom builds and he sent me some images of his most recent design, this one based on the Yamaha SR400 and SR500. He calls it the EFI SR400 Board Tracker, a sort of rebirth of this vintage, but still very popular motorcycle, bringing new technology and design to the vintage bike.
The combo seat/tank is hydroformed from 2 titanium sheets welded together to act as a beam girder for the frame. It has perimeter disk brakes front and rear and a hard tail frame.
The carbon girder fork is inspired from a VTT Fournales fork more commonly found on mountain bikes. The underslung exhaust is hydroformed and has a large volume for efficiency.
Vicente has some very original thinking in his designs, very well done. It’s another take on a smaller displacement motorcycle, something we’re starting to see these days, as with Mac Motorcycles recently. Interesting.
Link: Vicente Design