Yamaha RD350 Custom Cafe Racer called ARROW
The fuel tank has a classy gauge which sticks out like a lever on the right side.
There are very few classic motorcycles which have the same appeal and fan following as the legendary Yamaha RD350 in India. While most custom builders focus on meticulously restoring the RD350 to its original glory, Hyderabad-based 36 Moto Customs chose a completely new direction and transformed the old classic into this outlandish looking cafe racer.
The 2-stroke parallel-twin air-cooled engine and the twin-pod instrument dial are the only elements that are kept intact while the rest of the motorcycle is bespoke. It seems the design inspiration has come from an arrow, for the bodywork is so sharp and streamlined.
The half fairing which is seamlessly integrated into the fuel tank features a steeply raked front fascia and circular LED headlamp. The flat tailpiece too extends seamlessly from the fuel tank and houses a neatly executed red leather saddle. The blueish-grey and gold dual-tone paint job does an excellent job of accentuating the bodywork.
The custom frame and flat handlebar are designed to offer cafe-racer ergonomics. The custom criss-cross twin exhaust pipes will not go unnoticed. The motorcycle is also equipped with massive performance air-filter for each cylinder.
The Yamaha RD350 Custom cafe racer sports inverted telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock which is mounted right underneath the saddle. Braking equipment consists of a disc at each wheel.
The performance figures of the RD350 Custom cafe racer have not been released. In its stock condition, the twin-cylinder classic motorcycle used to produce 30.5 bhp and 32.2 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.