Beat Omlin's HL500 replica

A four-stroke vintage crosser was created in Switzerland - clean and precise

Our customer Beat Omlin is an established name in Swiss motocross sport.
After many years on 450cc two-strokes, the Swiss championship in the Twinshock class was to be contested on four-strokes.
The choice fell on YAMAHA. Good choice

Beat has always built its own vehicles. As the original HL500 was constructed from parts from various manufacturers, sourcing and manufacturing the components was no easy task.

The chrome-molybdenum frame came from the Netherlands. A SUZUKI swingarm and YAMAHA YZ fork and wheels complete the chassis. The suspension struts come from Wilbers. Uncompromising quality is required here.

Many details were created over nights of work in Beat's workshop. In addition to countless small parts, he built the air filter box, plastic side panels and seat base plate completely himself. The fork and swingarm were extensively reworked and adapted.

A frequently asked question: Which tank is this? It's a steel tank from the 1974 YAMAHA YZ125, beautifully painted.

Works: Purists quickly recognize the swingarm of a Suzuki RM from the late 1970s

Pictures: Beat Omlin

A noble puzzle

In addition to numerous KEDO products, the engine also contains a great deal of Swiss know-how.

540cc displacement, optimized crankshaft, the head is channel-optimized. One of our special camshafts and a racing ignition round things off. 

Special parts such as the CNC triple clamps come from the accessories trade.

In summary, the project was an absolute success.

In the meantime, the first podium places have already been achieved.

Even if the machine is a little heavier than the competition, a podium finish is achievable. And extremely stylish.

Congratulations and Merci, Beat!

We were at the Scrambler Fever in Poland last weekend and it was really good again! 2 days of rattling through the woods with about 70 other enduro enthusiasts. Due to the extreme drought, many forest roads were a sandy hell. Everyone cursed about it, many crashed but everyone had a big grin on their face afterwards. More about this event soon....

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