One of the most sought after and dominant entry level dirt bikes in the Philippines the XTZ by Yamaha, a 125cc dirt machine capable of traversing off road terrain and river crossings with ease and also a day to day stand out traffic buster whenever you’re roaming the metro.
The XTZ 125 boast a carburetor 125cc engine with top of the line economical gas consumption reaching up to 45 km/ litters depending on its usage. How did we manage to prove that this dirt machine is a true bang for the buck due to its low fuel consumption, because two years ago we owned one, and yes we enjoyed every single dirt roads and hardcore hill climbs with it.
We thought of stripping down our XTZ back then but for some trail riding reasons ( Yup, we will just beat it in the off road until the last ounce of fuel!) we decided to maintain it to its stock form (F***CK Stock!). But then, few years after we sold our XTZ to our trailhead friend and replaced it with a Serow, a much powerful 225cc engine.
Few weeks ago, this customized XTZ with mag wheels by APE Customs popped up on our feed. How the hell did they managed to make the XTZ look this good given that the custom tracker scene is largely dominated by Honda XL and XR’s?
We had a little chat with its builder Andrew Andrada of APE Customs. So here it is, presenting the XTZ premium dirt tracker build by APE Customs from Roxas City Capiz.
“Our recent build is a Yamaha XTZ 125cc, this is for a friend here in our place Roxas City, Capiz. The bike will be displayed in his garage named SHOP BALAY together with his cars. The mag wheels that we used for this bike came from Motorstar z200, we bought a junk z200 just to get the mag wheels and swing arm to be used on this build. Building process was about 6months because we did the first look and we’re not satisfied so we decided to change it and it looked like this.”- Andrew Andrada.
Well it seems that this XTZ tracker build by APE Customs is one of the slickest tracker build that we’ve seen so far using the Yamaha XTZ 125 as the base bike model. To know more about APE Customs, visit their FACEBOOK PAGE.
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