Petronas MotoGP-inspired Yamaha Sniper 150

Date posted on July 7, 2021
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This Petronas MotoGP-inspired show bike is owned by Jovany Steven Navares, a freelance software engineer based in Babag 2, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu.

The bike was initially built by Bosyo Works, the 1st owner then when Jovany purchased the bike, he decided to push the mods a little bit further with the help of Franz Ubas of 3Fs Shop based in Tuyan, Naga. Jovany was really fascinated with MotoGP, so he decided to incorporate this theme into his show bike project.

The bike is inspired by the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team of MotoGP, a team that was first established back in 2015 under the Moto3 class. They eventually expanded in 2019 fielding in teams for Moto2, Moto3 and MotoGP.

“Building the bike was no walk in the park. We did a lot of research on where to get the parts that would fit our theme. We had to import parts from Malaysia, Thailand and Manila. Some of the parts took several months to arrive in Cebu. Some of the key parts were not plug and play so we did a lot of custom-machining to integrate the parts. Overall, it was an interesting and challenging journey but all the hard work and sacrifices put on this bike were certainly worth it,” Jovany shared.

The 3FS team made sure that the bike would emulate the MotoGP race bike. It had to be larger than life compared to the stock Sniper. To achieve this, they used RZ Racing Pro arm swing arm to be able to accommodate wider tires at the rear. The team then installed BMW mags fitted with high-performance Pirelli Diablo Rosso 120/70×17 (front) and Pirelli Diablo Rosso 150/60×17 (rear) tires. The team spared no expense to upgrade the suspension with high-performance Ohlins rear suspension and inverted forks front suspension from Malaysia. The team made sure that the brake system was top of the line and precise so they used Brembo dual brake calipers (front), Brembo single brake caliper (rear), Brembo dual disk rotors (front), Option1 brake fluid lines and Earls high-performance brake lines. The bike also sports MVR1 dry clutch, Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator, Ohlins steering damper and Toce Yamaha R6 exhaust system. The bike features a wide array of Racing Boy aftermarket parts such as the Racing Boy master cylinder (Rear), master cylinders (dual-front), brake & clutch levers, rear set and side stand. The bike also sports custom fiberglass work such as the custom bellypan and custom-made seat. Custom decals were made for the bike to carry the Petronas MotoGP theme to complete the look.

“I would like to thank my wife for supporting me, my friends Jerry, Wenz, Jacob and Team YCSK East. Thank you so much. Special thanks to Mr. Franz Ubas and his team from 3FS Shop for helping me build my bike.Thank you so much InsideRACING Magazine for featuring my bike. God Bless and more power to the whole IR Nation Team,” expressed Jovany.


Parts and Accessories Used

Ohlins rear suspension

front inverted fork from Malaysia

RZ Racing pro arm set

Yamaha R6 footrest converted to Sniper

MVR1 dry clutch

BMW mag wheels

Toce Yamaha R6 pipe

Pirelli Diablo Rosso 120/70×17 (front)

Pirelli Diablo Rosso 150/60×17 (rear)

Racing Boy master cylinder (rear)

Racing Boy master cylinders (dual-front)

Racing Boy brake & clutch levers

Racing Boy rear set

Racing Boy side stand

Brembo dual brake calipers (front)

Brembo single brake caliper (rear)

Brembo dual disk rotors (front)

Option1 brake fluid lines

Heng genuine Thai Bolts (gold)

Custom-made fiberglass seat (single seater)

Ohlins steering dampers

Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator

KOSO voltmeter

Earls brake lines

custom-made bellypan

This was published in InsideRACING Magazine’s Volume 19 Number  5 issue

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