2015 Yamaha XJR1300 in its stock form.
The Yamaha XJR1300 has just celebrated 20 years of living. That, it seems, was the cue for it roCkS!bikes and its founders, Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre Santos. Cue to create a custom-made XJR1300. The Portuguese duo have been working away since 2013 inside a small workshop in Porto, Portugal. The CS-06 Dissident is the end result of almost two years of hard work and sheer passion for motorcycles. The CS-06 Dissident is designed to be a cafe racer and boasts of a beautifully sculpted single-piece monocoque body.
Behold. The magnificent looking CS-06 Dissident by it roCkS!bikes.
The signature handcrafted monocoque theme embodies the one-piece fuel tank, cafe racer seat and tail units. Coutinho and Santos are civil engineers by profession, and splendidly capable craftsmen by passion. The two men have worked their magic on this Yamaha XJR1300 and the single handcrafted metal flowing unit stretches from just behind the triple clamps all the way back to the end of the tail. This gives the CS-06 Dissident an elegant and clean look.
The tail unit looks futuristic and retro at the same time.
The gorgeous body aside, the CS-06 Dissident by it roCkS!bikes has more bits and pieces that are also custom-made for this bike. To stop this ‘art in motion’, the Dissident gets an ISR braking system. This includes master cylinders for the front brake and clutch, front (6 calipers) and rear calipers that chomp down on huge 340mm front discs and 267mm rear discs. There’s also Hell Performance steel mesh brake and clutch hoses to go with the above.
The CS-06 Dissident comes with 340mm dual front discs that get 6 piston calipers.
The CS-06 Dissident by it roCkS!bikes borrows the upside down forks from the R1 superbike. These forks have been tweaked to fit the Dissident’s (XJR1300’s) steering column. Motogadget provides the LSL clip-on cafe racer bars, aluminium grips, M-Blaze turn signals and a hi-tech Motoscope pro dashboard mounted on a custom CNC machined aluminium bracket. The boffins from it roCkS!bikes have also done away with the aluminium covering for the engine. These have been replaced by swanky glass covers, so now the 1251cc heart of this Yamaha is clearly visible.
The 1251cc air-cooled engine makes 98 PS and 108.4 Nm of torque.
The powerplant hasn’t been fiddled around and continues to make the same kind of power that’s found on the standard XJR1300. That said, the Dissident gets a small, yet high-performance oil cooler. This one makes sure that there’s no build up of heat. Talking about heat, the CS-06 Dissident gets an handcrafted 4-2 stainless steel exhaust system that supposedly screams as the tachometer rises.
The Motoscope pro digital instrument console isn’t very pretty. Does seem functional, though.
For that sporty seating position, this cafe racer makes use LSL Rear sets and footpegs. Complementing that are the small, handmade metal fairing which houses a recessed headlight unit. The Dissident has 17-inch tubeless Kineo spoked rims with Pirelli angel GT tyres. The cafe racer leather seat is also purpose-built for this bike and so is the aluminium ‘Monza’ fuel cap. To add to these, the CS-06 Dissident wears the classic pearl white, black and gold colour scheme. These were a rage back in the ’70s and ’80s when the Yamaha XJR1300 first made its appearance. The legendary speed blocks also make their presence on the Dissident and are found just fore of the seat.
You could park this bike somewhere and just keep staring at it. Biker’s’ heaven for sure.
Do you already own a Yamaha XJR1300 and want it to have some more glamour? No problem, just ring up the guys at it roCkS!bikes. You can, if your skilful enough, add any/all of the tasteful bits found on the CS-06 Dissident to your existing XJR1300. For your viewing pleasure, we have added a short video of the CS-06 Dissident below. There’s also a gallery full of images of this artistically wonderful machine. Do let us know what you think of this bike in the comments section.