THE MARATHON – YAMAHA SCORPIO 225 ’08

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Written by Donny Ariyanto

While most of us would choose a donor bike for a custom project based on whatever cool whim may be currently tickling our fancy, it’s important to remember that many bike lovers the world over aren’t able to get their hands on a well loved CB Honda, Triumph, Harley Davidson or antique BMW boxer at the drop of a hat. With the notable exception of Japan, the Asian bike market, for example in Indonesia, has long been turf owned by small capacity bikes rather than the large-capacity bikes favored by the West.So what do you do when all you want is a sweet, 70’s inspired Café Racer that will turn a few heads and the only bike you have handy looks like an cheap extra from a Transformers movie? Just call us, that’s what.

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Come on…we started by our customer’s brief, he called us to build his bike with a cool concept to turn his 2008 Yamaha Scorpio 225 into a Café Racer style. Let’s start to do that! The first step focused on replacing the forks with a choice of 41 mm telescopic front shock belonging to a Yamaha Byson. The 16 X 3.00 inch front rim was paired with a Firestone Ribbed 5.00-16 tire and the rear wheel is a 16 X 3.50 inch hoop paired with a Firestone Ribbed 5.00-16. We made a custom swing arm was and the bike’s owner choose a 360 mm Ohlins Progressive rear shock. Look at the brake system, sorry for did not used disc brake. Our customer need to used Triumph Conical Drum Brake for front and BSA Conical Drum Brake for rear. After that, we got on with the process of making the bodywork. Selected 1.2 mm galvanized plate was formed according to the clients instructions. Once the process was complete, they turned the pieces over to Komet Studio, which laid done the white base, minimalist blue and red candy stripes with a Marathon logo at the side tank and clear varnish using Sikkens colours. While we were waiting for the paint to dry, all the other key items on the bike were powder coated black mate, and a nice pair of clip on handlebars were selected along with the remaining bits and pieces to ensure a unified overall look. Finally, cool stuff custom exhaust fabbed up some waste gas tubes that not only sounded boss, but also added a little more urgency to the Yamaha’s rather humble horse powers.

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The finished bike surprises the owner. Combination of the color choices and extreme simplicity of the bike that does it included the selection of the appropriate parts  Half his luck.

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Specification :

  • Body Custom by STUDIO MOTOR
  • Painting & Airbrush by KOMET Studio
  • 41 mm Telescopic Front End
  • 16 X 3.00 & 16X3,50 Inch Custom Spoke Rims (Front and Rear)
  • Firestone Ribbed 5,00-16 Tires (Front & Rear)
  • 360 mm Ohlins Progressive Rear Shock
  • NUI Project Clip On Handlebars
  • NUI Project Rear Control
  • Custom Exhaust by STUDIO MOTOR

 

 

STUDIO MOTOR Custom Bike

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