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Animal Farm. Purpose Built Moto’s Yamaha XT250 MX Scrambler

Posted on March 19, 2019 by Andrew in Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

When you mention a Yamaha XT to any bike enthusiast a few things come to mind. Yamaha’s XT series set the bar in off-road racing for a long time, and since then they’ve been synonymous with durability, performance and reliability. So of course, I have one rolled into the garage that looks anything but…

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FORREST THUMP. Red Clouds’ Twin Yamaha XT500 Enduros

Posted on March 1, 2019 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

The Red Clouds Collective are a Portland-based outfit that make bomb-proof waxed cotton moto gear. And luckily for us Seth and Casey Neefus, head honchos at Red Clouds, also use the business as a front for making gorgeous custom bikes, like this pair of incredible Yamaha XT500s…

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POWER COUPLE. Zanutto Engineering’s ’71 Yamaha R5 Restomod Racer

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer, Restomod. No Comments

Imagine a partner that was as keen to mix two-stroke as you were. Well, for San Diego’s Eric Zanutto and his wife Melanie, nature has conspired to do the unimaginable. They both like bikes. Hell, they both build bikes. Here’s their latest creation – a ’71 Yamaha R5 Racer restomod

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HERD MENTALITY. Two Yamaha XV Cafe Fighters from Moose Motodesign

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

It seems pretty clear to us that there’s something weird going on with the Polish water. Forget fluoride or vapour trails; this conspiracy seems to make entire countries fall in love with certain bikes. Poland’s fate is undying love of Yamaha’s XV…

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RAT RACE. AdHoc’s Twin ‘Hamster’ Yamaha XT350 Trackers

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Andrew in Racer, Tracker. No Comments

C’mon. Admit it. You’ve toyed with the idea of buying a beater bike, customising it and entering a race at your local flat track. But it’s an odds-on bet that you haven’t put your money where your mouth is. Unlike us lazy buggers, one Spanish custom shop had the get up and go to make things happen…

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FOUR-STROKE OF GENIUS. The Real Intellectuals’ Yamaha SR500 Flat Tracker

Posted on December 20, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer, Tracker. No Comments

Greece’s The Real Intellectuals are a rough group of motorcycle nuts who occasionally run a madcap dirt event dubbed ‘The Rotten Race’. Not content to just sink booze and watch from the sideline, they teamed up with local shop Urban Mechanics to build an entry, a 1990 Yamaha SR500

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AN X TO A TEE. MotoRelic’s Jaw Dropping Yamaha XT500 Restomod

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Enduro, Scrambler. No Comments

Forget about textbooks and teachers because the two things that will always capture a teenage boys attention are speed machines and wild women. Combine the two and you have a potent mix that will forever be burned into an impressionable young mind…

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STROKE OF LUCK. Underground Custom’s ‘74 Yamaha TZ250 Racer

Posted on October 31, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Trust us. When it comes to finding amazing bikes in weird places, we at the House of Burnt Pipes have pretty much heard it all before. Just discovered a unit Triumph in a nearby barn or shed? Pffft! Unless it’s a three-wheeled Brough Superior or a priceless Harley down a toilet, we’ll barely bat an eyelid…

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CRADLE TO KNAVE. Krossover Custom’s ‘Leftover 43’ Yamaha XS650 Cafe

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

In the restaurant game they call it ‘paddock to plate’. In manufacturing they call it ’cradle to grave’. And in the oil game they call it ‘well to wheel’. Put simply, it’s the practice of looking at the complete life cycle of something to make sure that you’ve considered where it’s come from and where it’s going to…

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BIRD OF PRAY. Titan’s ‘Blue Falcon’ Yamaha MT-01 Dirtfighter

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler, Streetfighter. No Comments

Austria’s Titan Motorcycles make all manner of madness. They turn cylinder heads backwards, fabricate parts from scratch and tackle every style of build. They do amazing one-of-a-kind customs and ultra clean restomods. We adore everything the mad pair of Michael Siebenhofer and Tom Possod do…

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