Yamaha XJR1300 Cafe Racer - MotoMatter
Yamaha XJR 1300 Yard Built “24 Kando”

As BurninRubber is based in a MC shop (MotoportHengelo) which is a Yamaha and Kawasaki dealer, they now and then have the chance to take a new bike and make something special out of it. They have seen the XJR 1300 standing in the shop during the summer and the bike was just screaming for some extra touch.

Yamaha XJR1300 Cafe Racer 1

Every time they passed the bike gold came to mind so the Matt Gold would be the basic colour. And what goes better with gold than black? Excactly; nothing! So Black it would be, in matt and shine finish! The rear springs were coated black and also almost all aluminium and chrome parts were painted matt black.

Yamaha XJR1300 Cafe Racer 4

The Artwork on the tank was done by one of the BurninRubber guys Frank Bouwmeester who runs HuidenStaal a tattoo and signing/lettering shop within our shop. All work is done with the brush.

Yamaha XJR1300 Cafe Racer 2

Ofcourse the way too long plate holder had to be removed and a new one was made. They also made a new rearlight bracket which kept the new rear light perfectly in the seat for a clean look. The rear light is a reference to the older XJR’s double rear light.

Yamaha XJR1300 Cafe Racer 4

They took out the original blinkers and fitted some maze in the holes in the fairing. The levers were changed with Black anodised LSL levers.

The exhaust was a real “addic” find! A new old stock Marshall intended for a 4 Cilinder Suzuki but modified to fit our XJR. An dofcourse finished in matt black instead of the original chrome.


For the seat they decided it should have that extra grip as well as elegant and smooth styling. No material is better for that than a nice black suede. Marcel Miller did a very neat job on the upholstery.


24 K Because we think that the bike turned out as real gold, Kando because that is what Yamaha stands for:

‘Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feeling of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that people experience when they encounter something of exceptional value’

Need we say more….


Motorcycle : Yamaha XJR 1300
Builders : Burnin Rubber |F.Bouwmeester |G.Bos


Yamaha “racer” kit : Fairing/clip-ons/seat cover/front fender
Rear light: Bike Design
Plateholder/ Rear ligth bracket Burnin Rubber
Exhaust: Marshall Burnin Rubber modified
Levers: LSL
Seat: Suede upholstery by Miller Kustom Upholstery Zutphen
Paintwork: design by Burnin Rubber, work by F. Fijlstra Bentelo
Artwork on tank and cover by HuidenStaal.nl
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It is even for sale! at : €10990,- Excl. VAT and Local Taxes (€14990,- Netherlands)

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