The Numbnut XJR1300 Botafogo-N: Classic and Aggressive

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Muscle and stance. These are the words on how we may translate an Yamaha XJR1300. The aggressive large displacement with air-cooled muscle engine with a solo seat design is ‘classic ready’.

Exciting, right? Let’s take peek at what Numbnut has built. The XJR1300 Botafogo-N.

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When Jay Leno stormed the streets of Los Angeles with his 1917 Fiat Botafogo Special, on what he described
as “..fun and a lot of torque..” became relative to this bike build. Slim fuel tank design with race-bred look, and
a latest offering in the Sports Heritage Range.

 

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The bike frame was untouched, parts were custom made and “bolt-on”. Such comfort for what yard-builders could achieve. This beast is unleashed by added free flowing Steel Dragon Performance velocity stacks and a howling 4-into-2 MVS Race Engineering exhaust system. Talk about power.

 

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Too much was also improved on suspension, brakes up front and rear, giving the best on what it may achieve. Can’t give up performance while having a retro look.

 

More about this bike on Return of the Cafe Racers

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