#001 La Canaglia
Yamaha XS650 D 1977
La Canaglia is a hybrid in terms of style, mechanics and construction techniques that befits the bastard configuration of the Canadian roads. Here where you can find well-paved roads, rough roads or even dirt roads, the ideal is to have a safe and rigorous multipurpose means that does not even disdain the escapades on some well paved roads. The influences of the dirt track world, the supermotard are clear, the recepie is compleated with some superbike’s details. The vintage engine with modest performance and the original curb weight 232 Kg obliges to do a painstaking work on the frame and superstructures to contain the final weight to 172 Kg
The design philosophy is very simple: take inspiration from the heritage of the first XS-1 and Xs-1B to honor the beauty of the original motorcycle merging them into an object projected towards the future. A mix of shapes and materials that incorporate the codes of the past integrated with cutting-edge technology of the world of motorcycle racing.
Kehin FCR 37
The heart of the bike, the engine, has not been modified, the signs of the time are still visible. It has been tuned with an electronic ignition system and a PMA charging system.
The breathing was entrusted to a pair of Keihin FCR 37 flat slide carburetors Tailored by the Japanese master of Bito R&D.
The making of
We put all our know-how and our experience as industrial designers and engineers to build our bike with the same techniques used in the industry. Form follows function and performance. Everything starts from digitizing the frame through a 3D scanner, starting from the latter we started the conception of the bike putting together the proportions and lines previously defined on paper.
The final result
After countless hours of works and passion injected into the project the bike is ready to run.