Yamaha Yard Built - XJR1300 Big Bad Wolf by El Solitario
XJR1300 'Big Bad Wolf' by El Solitario
Yamaha's Yard Built project extends horizons with the Big Solitude Bad Wolf.
Last summer, Yamaha, in conjunction with the Spanish El Solitario Trend Workshop, built the final version of XJR 2015 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this legendary road icon.
The key to the success of this project was the collaboration with Mauro Abadini of Classic Co. As a technical director, he has brought with him the confidence and expertise of racing veterans and winner of many challenges. Last but not least, the racing industry's army, all eager to collaborate with El Solitario. The end result is "Big Bad Wolf" better known as BBW: fully customized with the exception of frame, tank, handlebar and rear light, with a running weight of only 183 kg.
Big Bad Wolf
The engine was redesigned and the heads were repositioned and made more protruding. The suction light has been increased by 50%. Compression has been increased from 9.7 -1 (stock) to 10.7 -1. The combustion chambers have been remodeled and squish areas have increased. The rods were reinforced with titanium bolts and the crankshaft was re-balanced. All electronic components have been removed to give space to the state-of-the-art Lectron 42 carburetors, developed specifically for BBW by Lectron Fuel Systems on the air intake bench and immediately mounted on delivery. A Dynatek programmable ignition has been installed. On the rear wheel the power reaches 148 bhp.
Classic Co. has made the carbon fiber tail section, the engine air box and the undercarriage tip as well as all the aluminum brackets with the necessary modifications. The UK-based Dymag has developed carbon fiber wheels not only for the BBW, but also for the XJR1300 models. Acke Rising of the ISR in Sweden has performed numerous jobs using El Solitario's designs to create three custom trees, disc rotors, and the incredible rear brake caliper bracket. The ISR manual controls were added together with the 6 piston front pulleys and 4 piston rear pulleys.
K-Tech Suspension co-operated with Novatech in the development of the impressive front forks and rear suspension, while the custom tailored tailgate was built by Asahina Racing in Japan, designed to be mounted not only on the BBW, but also on the XJR1300. The oil spin supplier for Moto GP, Madrid's Taleo Racing has created a semi-circular custom radiator while EMD in France has worked on the aluminum prototype of engine covers that will be available at El Solitario for XJR1300 models in version foundry.
El Solitaire and Classic Co
The TWM gasoline plug, which stands out from the custom tank and the incredible Over Racing aluminum swing arm, Japan, refine the rear. The BBW has been wired with the Motogadget M-Unit and uses the M-Lock to turn it on and off. Crown provided the ultramodern trim and PIAA mounted the headlights in intense light.
The BBW remains glued to the asphalt thanks to the Michelin slick rain tires that bring maximum fun in all conditions. And finally, the wonderful custom graphics and painting are the work of the London artist Death Spray Custom.