Yoshimura showcase their latest creation  
For 2004 Yoshimura has produced an all new machine dubbed the ‘Zero-Fifty’. The name 'Zero-Fifty' recognises how company founder, 'Pop Yoshimura', first learned his craft working on the Zero fighter, and the fifty years that has passed since Yoshimura commenced their performance tuning operations.

But only five machines are being produced. This special machine is based on a 2004 GSX-R1000 Suzuki but little remains from the donor.

The already formidable GSX-R engine receives a specially ported Yoshimura cylinder head along with a modified and balanced crankshaft. 13.0:1 high compression pistons swing off Carrillo rods. These modifications along with some hotter cams and a free flowing Yoshimura exhaust system release over 130kw (175hp) at the rear wheel.

Helping to harness all that power are Ohlins FG470 forks and an Ohlins 46PRXLS shock absorber. Also from Ohlins is the adjustable steering damper. The special swingarm is produced by Yoshimura, as is the rear suspension linkage and adjustable steering stem.

Dunlop rubber rolls on some exquisite forged magnesium BBS rims. Brembo supplies the 305mm front discs, radial mono-block calipers and radial master cylinder.

Carbon-fibre is used liberally throughout the machine with the fairing, fenders and mirrors all crafted from the exotic material. The fuel tank is hand beaten from Aluminium.

Yoshimura have made these bikes to showcase their wide range of performance accessories.




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