CMR Racing Products Inc.

CMR Racing Products Inc.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A Unique Yamaha TZ750 Hill Climber/Motard Race Bike

A CMR customer from the UK contacted us in 2016 and asked us if we had ever built a replica of the Kenny Roberts 'Miler' flat tracker from the 1970s. We had built a couple of these bikes as Denis had first-hand knowledge of the bike that was built for Stevie Baker at Yamaha Motor Canada in 1973/4.

After several conversations with our customer, we realized that he was not looking for a race bike that went around oval dirt tracks in an anti-clockwise direction, but rather wanted a UK and Euro pseudo-road race bike which would corner to the right and to the left during an ascent of an European hill-climb mountain event. So the bike was to end up like a 'Motard' that runs on pavement and dirt and needs to be able to corner both ways. In the UK these hill climbs are called 'twisty sprints.'

Here is what CMR came up with - at this point the bike is not finished, but will be used 'in anger' later this season. Of note is the full road race expansion chamber system that we use on our I.O.M. Classic TT race bikes but it is equipped with an aluminum 'Champion style' fuel tank and aluminum seat, as these races are sometimes only 1.5 kilometers long. The race is against the clock.

The customer specified twin shocks and straight bars.

We can't wait to see how well this bike performs in places like Switzerland, France and Italy. It will use treaded, not slick tires, but we put these road race wheels on to ensure the geometry of the bike was correct. In this type of racing, brakes are used on front and rear wheels.


Denis at CMR Racing - get in touch!

A Cool Street/Track Project from Indiana

Back in 2015, Andrew Krabill of Indiana contacted CMR Racing Products. He was interested in some of the unique parts CMR makes for Yamaha RD 350/400 street and track bikes.

CMR supplied Andrew with photos of some of the aluminum tanks and seats we had produced for this model, and Andrew responded with an order and some very interesting suggestions for the design of the seat. We loved his ideas, and especially the way he carried out the project.

We'll let you decide what you think about his paint scheme and the overall styling of the bike, especially the seat.

The Team at CMR Racing Products think Andrew did an outstanding job. Well done, Andrew!
 CMR Racing Products carries stock of the aluminum fuel tank and the aluminum seat that Andrew used for his project, at all times. We can supply the seat with or without an oil tank, and have several options for tail lights...or no lights at all.

These tanks and seats will fit the following Yamaha models: DS7, R5, TR3, RD350, RD400 and TZA.

Contact Denis at with any questions. Find us on Facebook.

More CMR Racing Products Success Stories in 2016

Vin's first season in 2015 on the new CMR Kawasaki H2R750 
Vin Borbone of New Hampshire, USA purchased one of our CMR Kawasaki H2R750 frame, swing arm and fuel tank kits in 2014 and has since become very successful in racing his bike in USCRA events. In 2016 Vin won the USCRA Heavy Weight Super Vintage Class Championship.

Congratulations, Vin from your friends at CMR Racing Products, Inc.

A confident Vin winning his Championship Season at Louden, NH

Vin with Miles Baldwin at a very wet Louden, NH

More CMR Successes in 2016

Dirk DeWinter from Belgium has been riding one of CMR's Drixton Yamaha XS650 framed race bikes since 2013 and continues to do very well against much more powerful machinery. His bike has the Yamaha XS650 twin engine bored out to 750cc. and is much lighter and handles much better than the larger 4 cylinder bikes in his class.

Congratulations Dirk on your second place in the 2016 Belgian Classic Bike Championship!

CMR currently has two of these CMR Drixton Yamaha XS650 frame, swing-arm, and fuel tank kits in stock. Contact Denis at Visit us on Facebook!