Yes, it is another Japanese custom shop. But these guys are doing things a little different. They look like they are really experimenting with tanks, pipes and paint jobs. Pretty distinctive. They are called Luxe Motorcycle Factory and they also have lots of other bikes on their website thats definitely worth checking out. Mostly SR400/500’s and w650’s.
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The Japanese love their SR400’s. Every custom shop has so many on their websites. I don’t mind because i love this classic. Heres a few from Motor Rock in Japan. They have lots of bobbers on their site as well.
Found this beautiful old red 1969 Yamaha Scrambler at Yama parts. Its a really detailed website if you like seeing all the pics of each restorations. Heres a classic blue 1969 AS1 as well. They’re not the fastest looking machines but i bet they still turn some heads…
This Frenchman Jean Francois Vicente is a man of my own heart. After riding ducati’s and Velocette thruxton he wanted something a bit more reliable and then discovered yamaha sr500’s. The rest is history. Now he owns VD Classic that specialises in custom Yamaha SR500’s and lots of other classic bikes. Heres a selection of Sr500’s from his gallery… I love that SR scrambler…
Check out these Gravel Crew yamaha Sr400’s. Oh Man, they do a great custom bike.
Heres some random bikes I have found but never posted. Enjoy…
Yamaha is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR400/500 motorcycle series. This is a limited edition 2008 SR400 they have released. I am guessing it will be quite hard to get your hands on one. I would almost keep it stock if i bought one. no point turning one into a cafe racer. they do look beautiful as is. You can still buy these in Japan at reasonable prices. There’s also rumours that Yamaha are going to stop producing the SR400 in 2009 so these could really be collectors items.
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