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T YOU LATER. Hageman Motorcycles’ ‘TT500’ Yamaha XSR700 Enduro

Posted on August 10, 2018 by Andrew in Enduro. No Comments

Here’s two men have a passion for Yamahas and a deep respect for their history; Shun Miyazawa, the man behind the Yard Built program and master builder Greg Hageman, who has turned out some of its best work. Now they pay tribute to the legendary TT500…

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLY. Krossover Customs’ Yamaha XS650 Adventurer

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Andrew in Adventure. No Comments

If it’s true that one’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things, then surely a trip to the Himalaya’s can lead to a vision where anything is possible. The Yamaha XS650 has been a mainstay of the custom motorcycle revival and even before they were being cafe’d they were being cut up and bobbed…

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HARD YARDS. Russell Motorcycles’ ‘Resilience’ Yamaha XSR700 Racer

Posted on July 27, 2018 by Andrew in Racer, Tracker. No Comments

The 1980s sure was a different time, and in an era of minimal rules and regulations motorsport was full of radical prototypes and financed largely by big tobacco. Greed was good, there were gnarly designs and Gurney flaps, and companies like Gitanes and Marlboro were branded everywhere…

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HIGHER PURPOSE. Ironwood Motorcycles’ Yamaha XSR900 Cafe Racer

Posted on July 25, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

n the midst of the anguish and heartache of tragedy can come some of life’s most important lessons. For Dutchman Arjan van den Boom it was the untimely passing of his beloved Father, that came with it the realisation that living his dream to its full potential couldn’t wait another day…

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RIDE SALLY RIDE. Hageman Motorcycle’s Yamaha XS400 Street Tracker

Posted on July 6, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Tracker. No Comments

With the birth of the Cafe Racer revival he’s the man who put the unlikely Yamaha Virago on the map. With an endless run of craftsman like customs to his name, Greg Hageman has had an impact on the scene like few others. Now with his latest build he’s set to ensure another improbable Yamaha makes its mark…

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TALLADEGA KNIGHTS. Rogue Motorcycles’ NASCAR-Inspired Yamaha XV1100

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Andrew in Brat, Tracker. No Comments

When a loyal customer rolled up to Billy Kuyken’s workshop with a 1990s Yamaha XV1100 and a simple design brief, his imagination went into overdrive of how he could turn this once cruiser into a formidable street tracker. Here’s the result…

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STREET FIGHTING MAN. Custom Operational Group’s ‘Hooligan’ Yamaha XTZ660 Cafe Scrambler

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Andrew in Enduro, Scrambler, Tracker. No Comments

The military vibe of Poland’s Custom Operational Group’s name is not some mere affectation designed to be cool or edgy. On the contrary, shop owner ‘Piotr’ is an army man who builds bikes when not on duty and answers our interview questions from a remote Polish forest during a break in training exercises…

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PRECIOUS METAL. MotoRelic’s Beautiful ‘Ruby’ RD400 Cafe Racer

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

Good memories are prompted by many things, they intoxicate all the senses and nothing in the motorcycle world brings all five alive like a rampaging 2-stroke screamer. But it all means so much more when the heightening of the senses transports you back in time and the nostalgia leaves you overwhelmed…

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LOW RIDER. Moto Adonis’ Slammed ‘Brutus’ Yamaha XV920R Cafe

Posted on June 11, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

When Moto Adonis’ Daan Borsje saw a neon-drenched, swingarm-stretched, Tokyo-driftin’ Hayabusa race in the Caribbean city of Curaçao, he didn’t hate. Instead, he took a Yamaha XV1100 and started to create…

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FLAT EARTH SOCIETY. Hombrese Bike’s ‘78’ Yamaha YZ450F Dirt Tracker

Posted on June 9, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. No Comments

Ever tried flat track racing? It’s ridiculously fun and easily more addictive than chocolate-dipped crack cocaine. Hell, the first time I tried it I was on my phone searching for bikes before the tracker I was on rolled to a stop. It’s little wonder, then, that the amount of flat track racing globally has boomed in the last few years…

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