Created to expand Toyota's presence in action sports circles (they want people with bikes to buy Tundra pickups to haul them), this one-off Toyota motocross bike is essentially an exercise in pushing the limits of logo inclusion. Unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show last week in Vegas, the JGR/Toyota Motocross Bike Concept manages to machine or engineer a Toyota logo ...


Created to expand Toyota's presence in action sports circles (they want people with bikes to buy Tundra pickups to haul them), this one-off Toyota motocross bike is essentially an exercise in pushing the limits of logo inclusion. Unveiled at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show last week in Vegas, the JGR/Toyota Motocross Bike Concept manages to machine or engineer a Toyota logo into virtually every surface. Just check out the brake discs. Based on a 2009 Yamaha YZ450F, the bike's gone through an extensive lightening process, with the frame hollowed out and cross braced, has had its body panels replaced with carbon fiber and uses titanium components throughout the bolt-on spec. While we'd always sort of imagined a Toyota motorcycle would be something imminently practical and more than a little beige, this is still a pretty cool custom motocrosser. Click through for complete specs.
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The

Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross/Toyota (JGRMX/Toyota) Concept Bike is a

special one-of-a-kind project built specifically for the 2009 SEMA

show. The JGRMX/Toyota motocross partnership, in conjunction with the

Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota NASCAR group teamed up to make the special bike

a reality. The group logged more than 100 man hours on the project, and

received modifications and accessories provided by 17 contributors to

create a truly unique machine. The JGRMX/Toyota Concept Bike

illustrates how far customizing can be taken, when combining a creative

style concept with the latest in MX hardware, and some dedicated and

talented technicians.
 

The project started out using a 2009 Yamaha YZ450F as the base

platform to work from. The group utilized a specially lightened and

polished frame, and installed carbon fiber body panels, and a custom

fuel tank. Titanium and other exotic metals were used, where

appropriate, to further reduce weight and provide an exotic appearance.

 

Cycra Racing supplied the front and rear fenders, and the front

number plate. Lightspeed Performance Products pitched in with a carbon

fiber chain guide, rear brake caliper cover, and fork guards to follow

the carbon fiber body design theme. N-Style contributed the seat cover

and exterior graphics.

 

The YZ450F engine was treated to a reversed location valve train

from Xceldyne. Reversing the intake and exhaust valves on the cylinder

optimized the bikes balance point. Further induction modifications

included a fan-driven forced air intake system with fuel injection. A

Carillo rod coupled with a piston and rings were installed to

complement the top end work. Conventional radiators were dismissed in

favor of a custom aluminum extrusion cooling system. The use of a

special air driven starting system with an air tank integrated into the

frame was another departure from tradition.

 

Final engine additions included Filtron air and oil filters, an

FMF Racing exhaust system tipped with a light-weight carbon fiber

muffler, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions brake and oil lines, a

custom Toyota logo clutch cover, and clutch internal parts (basket,

plates and springs) from Hinson Clutch Components.

 

The group fabricated a specially made swing arm with the Toyota

logo machined into it. The rear shock included a custom reservoir mount

location to move it further away from the heat coming off of the

exhaust system. Clutch and front brake actuation were accomplished

using levers by ARC Levers, and Motion Pro cables. Hammerhead Designs

provided the shift lever and rear brake lever. The brake rotors were

custom pieces with the Toyota logo engraved into them.  Wheels from

Spinergy Wheels utilizing Fiber Spoke Technology completed the chassis

modifications. Sprockets, bars, and grips from Renthal finished the

operational modifications.

 

An on board data acquisition system from

Pi Research was the final touch to the project. This system was set up

to provide real time information on functions such as suspension

travel, engine temperature, and vehicle speed.


 
JGR/Toyota Motocross Bike Concept Features

 

Partners/Contributors
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.
Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross Group
Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Group
Yamaha Motor Corporation

 

Modifications and Accessories
Cycra Racing
Front number plate
Front and rear fenders
Hinson Clutch Components
Clutch cover, basket, plates, and springs
ARC Levers
Front brake and clutch levers
Hammerhead Designs
Rear brake, and shift levers
Motion Pro
Cables
Pi Research
On board data acquisition system
Lightspeed Performance Products
Chain guide
Rear brake caliper cover and front fork covers
Renthal
Handlebars and grips
Sprockets
Spinergy Wheels
Wheels
FMF Racing
Exhaust system
N-Style
Seat cover and graphics
Carillo
Connecting rod
Brown & Miller Racing Solutions
Brake and oil lines
Xceldyne
Valve train
Filtron
Air and oil filters