Have you ever wondered how the motorcycles will look in the future? We all have and now we even have the answer. TheArsenale is proud to present the latest creation from the German-based garage, Hookie Co. Based on the Yamaha XSR700, Hookie Co. developed a bike intending to look into the future. Specially made for the Yard Built program the bike got the attention of Yamaha Germany who was immediately hooked on the design direction. The “Grasshopper” is inspired by the straight lines of the MX bikes, paired with a few details from the flat track range.
While most of the custom garages work on older bikes Hookie has mastered the craftmanship of customizing the newer models. You can summarize the XSR700 with three words: “Playful, sporty and classic.”
You can buy the bike from our online store or visit TheArsenale Macau for a closer look!
The bike now features a 17″ wheelset with Pirelli MT60 tires which makes the bike capable not only for on-road but also off-road fun as well. The chassis and the frame received no modification. Hookie wanted to preserve the original vibe from Yamaha. The tank, on the other hand, is completely handmade using aluminum and has a maximum capacity of 9 liters.
The complete seat area is also made of aluminum and the saddle features waterproof Alcantara leather. To achieve a simple and stable assembly for the tank and seat, a new mounting plate was developed.
The thing that will separate the XSR700 from the competition is the rear. It features an acrylic element with 3 fins, which contains turn signals, taillight, and brake light. All acrylic panels are mounted on the motorcycle from 3D printed components.
For the front, the team used an in-house handmade aluminum lamp mask that slides directly over the front fork and does not need fixtures for installation. For perfect illumination and off-road capability, the team decided to use a 7" LED headlight. Also, for the first time in a motorcycle, the "Grasshopper" features orange fluorescent acrylic panels. In the front area, the panels form a translucent cover for the on-board electronics and giving the bike that futuristic look.
In an industry that is scared to innovate Hookie Co. has outdone itself with this amazing piece of futuristic machinery.