Here are some photos of the latest TYGA Performance project bike, a 1994 RVF400 with our latest bodywork and a lot of other TYGA and other exotic components to bring it up to spec..This kit evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. Based on customer feedback and our own experience with the TYGA RC211V kit, we kept the basic layout and hardware the same and concentrated our effort on styling.
The tail is much less bulky being shorter, taller and slimmer to move the visual ‘center of gravity’ forward. At the same time, the lower has been given a more traditional shape with pointed tip at the front..The upper cowling has more rounded handle bar ‘blisters’ and the face takes on a whole new appearance with different headlights and nose.This version has a carbon fiber nose section but we opted for a painting it white to make the chin less pointed looking and complete the oval section where the air is drawn in to the radiators..The colour scheme draws inspiration from the early to mid 1980 HRC and VF series of Hondas with a modern twist. The lower section of the fairing, front of seat cowling and front fender are all carbon with just the blue airbrushed to remind us of the legendary days of Freddy Spencer and Eddy LawsonThe big Honda font on the side was common during those days and we tried to recreate this factory look, complete with the vintage yellow Honda wing on the tank which is actually for an RC30.
Rear wheel is a BST carbon RC45 hoop with modified swing arm to squeeze it in. Rear section, shows integrated turn signals. a request by many of our customers.Undertray is carbon and painted to match rest of bike.
Front end showing the Brembo billet calipers, RC45 rotors mounted to BST carbon wheel, also designed for an RC45. Front fender is TYGA carbon CBR600RR type but had to be remounted lower on the forks due to the 400 using a lower profile tyre..Paint scheme carried over on fuel tank cover. Note that both front and rear are carbon. Cockpit shows blue fork tops off the CBR600RR front end mounted in TYGA RVF400 triples modified to suit (top clamp is redesigned because the CBR forks are 2 mm smaller diameter on the top than the RVF ones. TYGA handlebars and clutch lever fitted. Instruments we left as original. We are fans of the old school analog type and it is nice to be reminded of the origins of this project.
Rear view shows the lighter looking tail section. This is accentuated on our bike by a 5.5 inch wheel and big tyre. The rear registration plate holder and frame are carbon fibre in keeping with the rest of the bikeSide shot shows an aggressive stance. Apologies for the slightly bent white line, to make it perfect side on, would make it look very strange at any other angle so we settled on the way it is as a compromise..Lower portion of tank cover shows the carbon fiber to good effect. The paint was chosen to try to make the tank less bulbous. As mentioned earlier, traditional Honda wing on tank adds to the retro effect and reminds us of times when Honda V4s were ahead of the rest.
Many of our TYGA Performance components were used on this bike from full exhaust system with Moto Maggot to step kit to carbon chain guard, swing arm and engine covers and air box lid.
Moto Maggot looks and sounds the part. It really barks. Sprocket is of course TYGA Performance. The bike is putting out around 61 horsepower so gearing has been left stock and good for around 210 km/h. The bike is fitted with a free revving HRC CDI. (justification for the HRC stickers LOL)..We really hope that Honda will make the new RCV1000 look something like a street version of the RC211V. I am not a fan of the styling of the RC213Vwhich reminds me of a pregnant guppy. No denying it works and with another championship just about assured, Honda will probably go for something similar to the 213. I just hope we don’t get the same style of seat cowling. Anyway, let’s wait and see.
Here is a shot of the unpainted GRP version of our T13 kit. The only difference from the carbon one painted in this album is the fabric used to laminate the panels. The same paint scheme as our project bike could be achieved by using black where the carbon is.