Purpose Built Turns Yamaha’s Fat-Tired TW200 Into A Slick Retro Street Tracker

May 13, 2020

Category: Rides

Yamaha’s TW200 is one of the more unusual motorcycles in production today, with the 196cc air-cooled single featuring vintage-inspired dual-sport bodywork and spoked rims wrapped in a ridiculously beefy set of tires. The TW’s awkward proportions doesn’t exactly lend itself to customization, though that hasn’t stopped Australia’s Purpose Built Moto from tearing down the Japanese thumper and transforming it into a minimalistic, retro-themed street tracker.

The stocker’s subframe was chopped and swapped for a kicked-up hooped unit finished off with a bespoke Alcantara and black leather saddle with asymmetrical blue accent stitching. The original wheels — a 19” front and 15” rear — have been jettisoned in favor of a pair of 17″ black Excel motard rims with blue-anodized hubs and Shinko drag tires. The factory instrumentation has been replaced by a stacked Daytona speedo and tach that are now nestled on the left side of the tank. Other minor additions include a 7” LED headlight, (blue-anodized) Renthal bars, a repositioned mono-shock paired with an extended swing-arm, PBM switchgear and taillight, and a bespoke exhaust culminating in an under-seat Torpedo reverse cone muffler. Rounding out the build is a matte black livery complemented by retro-themed baby and royal blue striping and a matching powder-coated frame.

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