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Dakar Redux: Iron Cobras’ 2017 Yamaha WR450F

Dakar Redux: Iron Cobras’ 2017 Yamaha WR450F

Dakar Redux: A 2017 Yamaha WR450F given the retro treatment by Iron Cobras
If you’re a fan of blasting big trail bikes down forest roads, the Yamaha WR450F is probably on your shopping list. And if you also love the brutal beauty of the early Paris-Dakar bikes, Evan Scott has built a machine just for you.

The man behind Iron Cobras has hooked up with Answer Racing to build a custom WR450F that amps up the retro rally raid vibe without sacrificing performance.

Dakar Redux: A 2017 Yamaha WR450F given the retro treatment by Iron Cobras

Despite his reputation, Evan hasn’t been a lifelong biker: he only got into riding about 17 years ago, and after a misguided obsession with modern sportbikes, he got into dirt riding and never looked back.

He now builds custom motorcycles and exhaust systems, with a growing sideline in metal fabrication, and caught the attention of the motocross gear maker Answer Racing.…

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