Auto Fabrica, one of the UK’s most exciting custom builders, bringing cutting edge design to classic style crafted a unique motorbike with Yamaha’s sports heritage staple, the XSR900, chosen as the base for its extensive customization capabilities, as well as the proven power of its 847cc three cylinder power plant.
Auto Fabrica lay down the blueprints for the Type 11 Prototype One. This design focused on blurring the lines between classic style and modern surface language. The team decided this would be a track machine so they wouldn’t be held back by the regulations for day to day road use.
The Prototype One was race ready down to the smallest detail and oozed raw power. Custom Öhlins suspension, Brembo calipers, specialist PFM brake discs and BST Carbon Wheels provide stunning handling. Carbon-nylon 3D printed, CAD designed elements combined with a hand laid carbon fiber elements and featuring Zirotek coatings were specially selected and designed to fit harmoniously with the traditionally made, radically styled, handmade wrap over aluminum body. A flush fitted dial, contrasting seat unit, quick fill race tank and handmade sand bent, 3-into-3 exhaust topped it all off.
It quickly became clear that this bike was only the beginning of the story. They wanted something with the same DNA they could take to the road. The Prototype Three took shape, this time using a true legend as the base; the Yamaha XS750. With the style of the 70s, the XS750 fit with the Auto Fabrica love of modern design on classic lines. Performance parts added the power and the team brought the historic machine right into the future.
Brembo calipers and a Motogadget Speedo mix with flowing forms created using traditional panel beating techniques and hand forming. All these blended with creative interpretations of classic designs, like the 3D printed velocity stacks and bespoke headlight structures. The signature sand bent exhaust marked the creation as unmistakably Auto Fabrica.
After the Prototype One and Prototype Three, there was only one place to go. The Type 11 Prototype Two took everything from first two builds and combined it into a road going machine. The Prototype Two was built on the Yamaha XSR900 base and takes its performance perks from the Prototype One where the Prototype Three shines through on the aesthetics. High quality, bespoke, blended collections of design philosophies and techniques give the Prototype Two it’s powerful visage. A round headlight, conventional fueling, trimmed seats, indicators, road tires and matching metallic silver paint finish tie the Prototype Two to the classic style of the Prototype Three.