This Yamaha was designed as the 50th Anniversary model Yamaha R1, specially made for Laguna Seca. The bike started as a concept of an exaggerated piece of artwork of a Moto GP bike. We took this image and combined it with the really big, fat rear tire street custom bikes. The Trandsetter has a boxed swingarm, 4 inch over 240 tire. We put spokes on this bike to show our Harley touch and to change it up. Never before done on a port bike. Some spokes were black and the others stainless to give it that mag wheel look. The Trandsetter has some real race-bred hardcore parts on it. It has a Power Commander V with a full Graves Motorsports race map on it. This bike is street compatible with a race bike sound to it. The paint we did in metal flake, at the time, uncommon. We took the Yamaha style and mixed it with the Moto GP to create our paint scheme. We painted it in colors and designs that wouldn't take too much away from the bike itself. We wanted the parts to stand out the most. The Trendsetter was the first and only bike to be featured solo on the cover of Super Street Bike magazine. With a five page spread, this bike continues to set trends.
If you can dream it, we can do it. From extended bars, to extended swing arms. Or if you want your bike to look like something here on this page that we've done, send us a detailed email of your wishes, some pictures of your bike and we will respond. We might even run your pictures in our Customers Customs Showcase.
AIP Speed was asked by the Bonnier Motorcycle Group to build a special bike donated by American Honda for Ride For Kids, a Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. We accepted the opportunity and were given a Honda CB1100. We were told they wanted something rideable and unique...we decided to take it a step further.
Everyone knows the former American World Champion motorcycle racer, Freddie Spencer who used to race a Honda CB 750F, #19 circa 1983. AIP Speed decided to turn our 2014 CB1100 into a Freddie Spencer replica racebike with the AIP Speed twist.
This was a challenge for a few reasons: For one, a lot of the parts as well as the newer body style, did not match the CB 750F. Because of this, we needed to custom make a lot of our own parts. We also needed to design a paint scheme so that it without a doubt looked like Freddie Spencer's, but with the newer generation style added to it. Also, we were under a time limit. AIP Speed reached out to some companies that we deal with to see if any of them wanted to donate the parts we needed. We received an Arai, Corsair V helmet, custom made brakes from BrakeTech, some carbon fibre BST wheels, a Power Commander V and quick shifter from DynoJet, Ohlins- USA rear shocks, Spiegler custom bars, a Yoshimura R&D exhaust, and our sticker decals from ProLine Wraps. We asked Valley Kustoms Paint to make our image come to life with our added twist. After many hours and long days spent working on this bike, customizing everything from the seat, to making a number plate, to changing the body so that it looked like a CB 750F, we beat the deadline and had the bike ready for show. It came out exactly how we imagined and traveled across our country in the IMS shows. It was the won by a lucky motorcycle enthusiast in Ohio where the bike is currently at.
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