Custom creations often derive from overzealous desires; seldom do they exist to be fully fledged multi-purpose vehicles.
That is where this Yamaha TW200 concept raises above likeminded creations, as it was born to serve the wife of Louis Nel - a talented South African custom-creator - who wanted to start riding herself.
A spectacular custom-creation is not a bad way to tread the road on your first motorcycle – especially when it has been reared by the Wolf Moto team of Kyle Scott and Chris Clokie.
The inscrutable Wolf team adopted the iconic TW200 bike as the perfect candidate to spearhead the customisation- and that is largely down to the bike’s revered popularity in South Africa, alongside its low seat height and subdued power delivery; ideal for the first-time biker.
Wolf Moto sourced an original condition 2008 TW200, with the brief stretching to ‘produce a stripped down, street legal custom bike inspired by the flat racing scene’, as explained by Kyle from the Moto team.
A brief which they masterfully fulfilled. In doing so, the Wolf team installed a fibreglass unit finished with luxury suede upholstery. The almost elegant suede upper sits neatly upon the custom-made subframe, including a stainless steel exhaust header as a tribute to the popular ‘power bomb’ expansion chamber.
To adhere to the racing-inspired nature of the bike, the TW200 was complete with a bespoke oil cooler from Holley USA alongside plumbed fittings from POSH Japan.
The meticulous level of scrutiny and detail pumped in to this exclusive Yamaha TW200 is clear to see; as it stands to be one of the most enigmatic customs of recent years.