1999 Yamaha YZF-R1 4XV
Owner: Phil Bostock, Cheltenham, Gloucs Owned for: about seven months So far: small restoration and general tidy up What’s next? new exhaust can, Öhlins steering damper and a few other bits
Ibought the bike around seven months ago after telling myself I will own another one, having previously owned my first 4XV back in 2003. A cold tyre highside wrote it off. I wanted to replicate the look of my previous R1, so off came the mirrors, replaced with a set of mirror blanks, Renthal grips and mini-led indicators, Harris rear sets, carbon heel plates, braided brake lines and a few titanium bolts and fasters here and there. After a general polish and cleanup to get it looking fresh again I am now happy with the finished result... for now at least.
Striped-back and minimised. Good look