What was the base for your racebikes?
The base of this supermoto is an YZF-450F from 2008.
Why did you choose this bike for a base for your racebike?
Firstly because this bike is really reliable which saves me a lot of work. I change the piston after the first half of the season and I have don’t have to do anything else maintenance wise. I only change the oil after every race.
In 4 years I only had 1 DNF because of faulty ignition. I’m also supported by Yamaha Holland.
Did you build the bike yourself or did someone else do it for you?
I have converted the bike myself.
What kind of special parts are there on the bike?
Barkbusters Ego handguards
Beringer brake system
Suspension modified by myself (MVD Suspension)
MVD tuned head & CDI
Maxxis Goldspeed tyres
Goldspeed link system
Twin Air filter
Do you have any tips for the readers about the most important mods for a
The rear wheel needs to be atleast 5 wide, mount bigger disk upfront, a catch can for the petrol and a set of handguards. With these changes you can already convert your bike to a Supermoto for about 1500 euro and for this little money you can have a lot of fun.
Thanks to Marcel van Drunen for this interview about his bikes and thanks to Niek from Supermotard.nl for the photos.