This custom was born because of the dispute, which was attended by Chris Kelland (Chris Kelland) of Limey Bikes, creator of custom bikes with his opponents from DeathTrap Cycles of a motorcycle faster than Yamaha XS650 or the Triumph the Bonneville T120. After all, there is not any doubt that the XS650 is created in the image of T120, but a bike is better? The results of the boys agreed that each would take his bike and prepare it to race 1/8 mile. The main conditions were: the budget should not exceed $ 1,000, and the engine must remain the drain. As a result, the light appeared a custom Yamaha XS650 Strawberry Shortcake
The donor for «Strawberry Shortcake» became a motorcycle Yamaha XS650 Special 2017. The main advantage of Triumph T120 was the difference in weight (about 50kg), but the power is relatively equal approximately 45-50l.s., And the full potential of the engine XS650 was not yet involved. As a result, Chris built a strategy on how to spend the money on carbs, rehearse the engine, and one of the main problems was the maximum possible reduction in weight of the motorcycle.
Although the initial concept kastomov was "important victory, not appearance," Chris did not neglect the fact that the bike does not betray its own style. With no ink can be seen and the quality and scale of the work done, as well as conspicuous small brass parts and bolts, as well as a redesigned red frame, which has now become rigid (hardtail). Many may not agree with the decision customizer with a practical point of view, but on the issue of weight saving move was deliberate, like the majority of the modifications made by Chris.
As a result, he has to get relief, short and very low bike, which is not so bad for the upcoming race. But Triumph Bonneville T120, which had been worked out guys Deathtrap Cycles has not yet finished, but we hope that we will be able to see him before the video of the race will be shown on YouTube.