Ironwood Custom Motorcycles went low, fast and mean with their XSR700, adding an MT-10 USD front-end to lower the front. They got the bigger forks to work by using the MT-10’s lower yoke and their own handmade aluminum top clamp. The fuel tank was completely remade from aluminium to tie in with the lower front-end, and it got red trim to match with the Lamborghini Grey Pearl paintjob. Red Kineo wheels set the whole thing off.
The Motogadget speedo has been incorporated into the handmade triple-clamp while the dual projector headlight gives a streetfighter vibe. The side covers, front mudguard, radiator guard, chain guard and headlight brackets were all handmade by Ironwood.
Marcel Miller made the saddle, there are LED indicators in the frame rails, Motogadget provided the grips and bar-end indicators. The clip-ons are from Tarozzi. The bike is topped off by Continental race slicks and an SC-Project carbon muffler.
TW Steel’s matching special edition timepiece is a 45mm Maverick with a 316L steel case, sandblasted with a black PVD coating and featuring a Sunray Grey sandwich dial sporting the Son of Time logo.
“What an exciting project to be a part of,” said Ironwood Custom Motorcycles’ Arjan Van Den Boom. “The XSR700 is a fantastic piece of engineering as it is and being able to put our own spin on it was wild. TW Steel is unafraid to be different and they think big in style and big in expressing their brand. That’s what we’ve drawn on.
“I get inspiration from the beautiful things around me; supercars, hip hop, industrial design, racing bikes, lifestyle and art. Pushing those forward through simple guidelines wasn’t restrictive. If anything it opened me up to different ways of getting my style blended with TW Steel’s and Yamaha’s.
“Once I had the bike in front of me, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Then it was just a process of getting that design out of my head and on to the bike.
“I was given carte blanche for design and that resulted in a killer bike.”
Ton van Geenhuizen of Yamaha Motor Nederland said: “We are constantly surprised and delighted by what these custom builders are producing. Seeing this latest Son of Time design is just so gratifying for everyone here at Yamaha.
“It looks strong, raw, powerful and compact, and it has some really nice details like the headlights, speedo and exhaust. I am truly enamoured with the look the short tail gives the bike as well. What many people are unaware of is that the XSR700 has a detachable rear frame especially for customising purposes – unique for a production bike in the midrange class. I think this build uses that feature fantastically.