All episodes of Building the Brute can be watched here.
How cool is it to build a motorcycle that looks exactly like the one in your dreams?
We accepted the challenge together with the custom builders from Wrench Kings. A Yamaha XV100 from 1981 was completely transformed into the café-racer of my dreams. This motorcycle will be used in the video reviews on the FortaMoto YouTube channel. But how does such a dream begin, or better than that – how does such a motorcycle get built? A 9-part series has been made about this whole process, it’s called ‘Building the Brute’
3th episode Building the Brute
In the third episode of this series we see that the bike is getting fully stripped. The original chopper-frame of the Yamaha XV1000 is now naked en ready to build up again in the fully new cafe racer design (as seen in episode 2). Parts that are realy 80's will be removed and going to end up at the scrap yeard. However, the beautiful V-twin engine will be restored.
Stay tuned! The next episode will show you the first new parts arriving, including the Excel spoked wheels!