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How awesome would it be if the Yamaha XSR125 looked like this?

K-Speed customs took a newly unveiled Yamaha XSR-155 motorcycle and transformed it into an off-roading monster bike.

With the release of the retro-looking Yamaha XSR155 in Thailand, engineering design firm K-Speed transformed the handsome small capacity motorcycle into something straight from the Xbox game Gears of War. But, imagine if the XSR125 expected to hit European streets in 2020 looked like the K-Speed modified ‘fat bike’ XSR155?  

Before you decide which one you prefer, let's have a closer look at the K-Speed custom and standard XSR-155. 

About the K-Speed XSR155

Aesthetically not much remains the same for the K-Speed XRS155 as most of the bodywork has been stripped away and replaced with rugged steampunk styled aftermarket parts. The main differences come in the form of a modified rear subframe, wire-spoked wheels (with thick nobbly tyres), dual headlights, twin port high mounted exhausts, and an adventure rack with high-intensity fog lamps attached. All of these mods add up to something which looks like it could take on the world. Or zombies, definitely zombies.

To cope with the extra punishment it may endure, the front and rear brake set up has been upgraded with Brembo callipers and the rear shock absorber has been upgraded with an aftermarket monoshock. 

The 155 cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valve motor appears unchanged and as such delivers 19 bhp at 10,000 rpm and 14.7 Nm at 8,500 rpm. 

Stock Yamaha XSR155

The standard XSR155 is due to be released in Thailand and SE Asia looking just as impressive as its older brothers the XSR700 and XSR900. 

Here’s how it looks in the flesh…

 

So, Europene shores will likely be receiving a 125cc version of the XSR155, but if you could choose between the K-Speed and the standard Yamaha retro style, which would it be? 

Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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