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
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.