Hi! sorry for my Spanglish. I'm Jaume from Barcelona and this is my new project: convert a rally bike on an adventure bike. What I really like are off road trips. I had a BMW GSA, a heavily modified Super Ténéré 1200 and a Ténéré 660 with which I get started in solo trips. But as I’m getting old I found all these bikes too heavy to have fun, so few months ago I sold the 660 to buy a Yamaha WR450F 2016. In December I will go to Morocco with it. These where my previous bikes: Super Tenere 1200: http://traildreamer.com/super-tenere-r/ Tenere 660: http://traildreamer.com/category/tenere-660/evolucion-de-la-660/ http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-yamaha-xt660z-ténéré-jaumev-version-thread.917993/ Now I have too a KTM990 Adventure S, a fantastic bike but also quite heavy and big to me if I want go to in difficult tracks With the WR I will make those trips who I believe will be more complicated or where I go alone. Also I will compete in some amateur rallyes. The new WR is a very exciting and fun bike but it is a motorcycle racing, a pure enduro bike so it needs a series of changes to make it an adventure bike. With its small fuel tank (7.5 litres) I only can ride over 100km. The small hard seat is insufferable over long distances, has no aerodynamic protection and very little engine oil capacity which requires very frequent maintenance. This is how it was when I started: For most enduro bikes it is not too difficult to find additional fuel tanks to increase autonomy but the new WR has the airbox right where normally the tanks are so that complicates everything if you want to have more fuel. Seeing different options I met Jorge Velayos. He is the designer and manufacturer of JVO Racing who supply many teams that race in the rally Dakar as GasGas and Yamaha. Jorge has participated in several Dakar with the Yamaha YZ which is the basis of the new WR so adapt their kit to the enduro has not been complicated. Basically the JVO kit consists on two fuel tanks: the front one is 10 litre capacity and it is located very low on the sides of the engine. The rear one replaces all the sub-frame of the bike and the original tank, it has 20 litre. 30 in total. The entire front of the bike is also changed with an aluminium tower for the navigation instruments and a full front fairing with a transparent screen and dual LED light. The front brake disc becomes 300 mm, the exhaust is completely different, the skid plate is carbon fibre and has a low front fender. Also the seat is different and uses the one of the previous version. Jorge liked my idea to transform the rally bike in an adventure bike so he is collaborating on the project. Earlier this year he began to adapt the YZ kit to the WR and in July we could fix it on my bike. Here's the process: http://traildreamer.com/una-dakariana-en-casa-yamaha-wr450f-jvo/ And this is how it looks now. As a lover of rally bikes, this is a dream to me: I have already been able to test the bike and I didn’t find a huge difference with the enduro version. It still very agile equilibrated and fun. JVO declares 129 kgs without gas so they are only about 10 / 12kg more than the bike without the kit. http://traildreamer.com/ya-he-probado-la-wr450f-jvo-y-ahora-que/ A video: So, currently the bike is a rally bike. Now begins the process to convert it in an adventure bike: - Make it as street legal as possible - Have a more comfortable seat - Increase oil capacity - Install navigation instruments - Adapt suspensions - Increase speed - Install luggage - Improve aesthetics and finishes The first thing I done was install the luggage. It was a relief to see how well the Gant Loop bags fit in it without racks. This is how it looks. http://traildreamer.com/trailizando-la-yamaha-wr450-jvo-equipaje/ Now I’m going to start with the instruments… let’s go! Cheers!