If you’ve ever ridden any of the larger capacity UJMs, you’ll know that a lack of caution when applying the throttle can be a biblical experience, metaphorically or otherwise. With sub three second ton-up times for most of these colossally-motored motos, they can outrun a Porsche Turbo and let you feel like a vengeful god, to boot. So when Spain’s Macco Motors had a client request to make the follow-up to a previous Yamaha custom named ‘The Sinner’, they’ve managed a minor miracle in the form of this all-new black and white ’00 XJR 1300 they call the ‘Dark Angel’.
Macco’s Jose starts proceedings with a brief shop update. “It seems we’ve only been working on two motorcycle brands in the last 6 months: Triumph and Yamaha. The Yamahas included two XSR700s, an XSR900 in collaboration with TW Steel & Yamaha Europe and a restomod Yamaha XJR1300. Then, as an encore of sorts, we built this Yamaha XJR1300”.