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HIT AND RUN. Ironwood’s ‘Sicario’ Yamaha XT600 Street Tracker

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. No Comments

Motorcycles seem to be vehicle de jour in Hollywood of late. Whether it’s Mission Impossible, Bourne or Bond, there’s bound to be some cool moto action sequence spread all across their trailers. And without fail, the evil assassins will be the ones riding black bikes, all dressed in black…

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KISSING ASS. Federal Moto’s ‘Bottom Feeder’ Yamaha XS650 Chopper

Posted on September 9, 2018 by Andrew in Chopper, Classic. No Comments

Please spare a thought for the poor old chopper. King of the custom scene for almost 40 years, the resurgence of the bobber and cafe look in the first decade of the Noughties has, in some eyes, relegated it to uncool school ever since. Of course, custom bike tastes wax and wane like Australian Prime Ministers…

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KICK ASS. Mule Motorcycles’ Yamaha SR500 Tracker

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. No Comments

There’s no two ways about it – Mule Motorcycles build the best trackers in the world. They usually work their magic on Sportsters. But they’re nearly always twins. Thankfully, for worshippers at the altar of the SR500, he’s now turned his talents to Yamaha’s…

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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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