This post will be blaspheme for many Yamaha fans. It’s hard in Italy get a new T7 because the require for a new bike is higher than the offer, so when we decided to cut his frame in parts..... I can say about this bike that is really simple and practice and an incredible good base to create customized off road creature. However the idea was to get a bike ready for a friends for his preferred game, the Montecarlo-Dakar, now called Africa ECO race. The experience we can match is good so we started. In this sketch you can see ( it is in Italian) the various target. Mains were to free the rider position, take off weight, and position the 35 ltrs gasoline we need as lower as possible, so to lower the center of gravity. Also we need to replace the very nice front light area because the original is in the wrong place for our purpose and too near to the driver. Also, rally instruments are heavy, and the tower should resist to do each day a 800-1000km long off road run for 10-12 days, so we replace all the area and we put another anchor point welded on the frame. When the bike come to me had a suspension update with 300mm travel and new plates. Rear there is a fantastic system from Air Tender. Also all exhaust system was a full titanium from Italian SC. The position of fuel in the original bike is here, and we can’t think to put 35 ltrs in that position and “free” the driver position. So we change the full idea. So the full idea was replace the original subframe and do all the remaining things. And so we did. Over it’s me Down there is the mind and heart of Kapriony team, Paolo Caprioni, winner of various desert racing with big twins. So what we get? We get a -21kg lighter bike. A lower center of gravity. 35 ltrs fuel A shorter bike ( meaning more stable), the axle to axle is the same, just the frame and weight are near to the center of the motorbike. 300mm racing and very high tech suspensions. All the bike is very very tough and think to crash without destroy itself. +8bhp.