Yamaha Libero has been converted into a neo-retro cafe racer – The styling is inspired by the iconic Yamaha RX100
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Yamaha introduced a lightweight entry-level motorcycle called Libero in India. After the commuter’s initial success, the bike simply faded away with a plethora of entry-level motorcycles hitting the market at the time.
Libero was a bare-bones basic bike that faced rivalry from other models sold by Hero Honda and Bajaj. The bike was eventually discontinued in 2010, but very often we see one on the road or in someone’s parking garage. An aftermarket workshop in Hyderabad has restored an old Libero unit and turned it into a beautiful custom cafe racer.
Custom Cafe Racer based on Yamaha Libero
Photos of the fully modified bike have been shared on the Eimor Customs Facebook page. The owner of this particular motorcycle has attached sentimental value to it as it was his first motorcycle. That’s why the people at Eimor have not only revived the motorcycle, but also adapted it to the owner’s wishes into a beautiful cafe racer.
Although the bike is based on Libero, it looks more like the RX100 after the modification. The look of the whole bike has been changed by a plethora of updates to the skin. For starters, the bike gets a new headlight with a protective grille, along with a pair of aftermarket turn signals.
Both the front and rear fenders are cropped short, while the rear also features an aftermarket tire hugger. Another major highlight is a custom one-piece seat with a ribbed pattern and signature passenger hood.
Round bar-end rear-view mirrors are installed on the handlebars that enhance the bike’s retro appeal. The custom-built fuel tank is wrapped around a beautiful green paint with yellow pinstripes, while the side panels are painted black and gray with yellow pinstripes. Internal parts and running gear such as wheels, engine housing and exhaust are completely blacked out, giving the bike a sporty two-tone theme.
Eimor also incorporated a new aftermarket exhaust with a shorter tailpipe and upswept muffler. This custom cafe racer rides on wire-spoke wheels shod with dual-purpose block-pattern tires that may be good enough for a certain level of plush handling. To keep the retro theme in check, an aftermarket twin-pod analog instrument console has also been added.
The engine department has not been tinkered with. Libero was powered by a 106 cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. This powertrain was used to generate a modest power of 7.7 hp and a maximum torque of 7.8 Nm. The engine was considered the 4-stroke successor to the 2-stroke Yamaha RX-100. However, it lacked the punch of the 2-stroke engine.