From the sketch book of Holographic Hammer as posted to its Facebook site, we give you the “R1M Cafe Racer.” The story is that French mag Moto Journal asked its readers what bike they’d most like to see a naked version of, and the Yamaha was it. Remember this is a sketch and only a sketch. The jury is still out as to whether Yamaha will bring the official version, the MT-10, to the USA or not. But if we’re only speculating, I like the looks of the Holographic one better. You? Not that I’m in any way biased just because there’s a 2000 naked R1 in my garage.


  • DickRuble

    Ahh.. a garage with stained glass.. The class…

  • Donnie

    The seat looks too short coupled. The “classic” look always had the rider way back over the rear tire. I don’t know how they could fake the look with the need of having the rider’s weight far enough forward for a modern motorcycle.

  • Old MOron

    Motojournal is the mutt’s nuts. I love those crazy frogs.
    That sketch is cool, but yikes, what an ugly frame.

  • Starmag

    Yep, the sketch is better than Megatron, and not just a little bit, but that’s just an opinion.

    “Bah weep graaagnah wheep ni ni bong!”