Blending three decades…. Perfect!
Tatsuya is a man who likes his bikes like the rest of us, modified. Actually he likes his bikes heavily modified and he does most of the work alone. He owns a great collection of bikes and we are going to feature them all here but today we get to see his 4XV on its current bumblebee USA team configuration. Started its life as a 1999 R1 but the mods include Ohlins Suspension front and rear with radial calipers. Galespeed Wheels roll it while titanium hand bend exhaust helps the breathing of this beauty and when hitting the mountains twisties Tatsuya’s feet resting on a pair of custom rear sets. As far as looks he choose parts from 3 different decades and it blends perfectly, at the back a 70s TZ Tail going to the stock R1 petrol tank and at the front the FZ750 cyclop endurance nose. All those wrapped by classic bumblebee Team colors with the appropriate decals all around.
Words – Speedjunkies
Photos – Tatsuya Hirakawa