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EMPIRE OF THE FUN. Officine 08’s ‘New Dawn’ Yamaha XV750 Cafe Racer

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

EICMA’s November 2017 show, held in a typically chilly Milan, is the place that many big manufacturers choose to reveal their new metal. But hidden away from all the glitz, glamour and wildly inappropriate booth babes was this little gem from Italy‘s Officine 08…

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WHO’S YOUR DADDY? BCKustom’s ‘HuXSy’ Yamaha XS500 Scrambler

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

Vincent’s brief for his new custom bike was as quick as it was poetic. Leaning on the corner of his French bar, his hand-drawn sketch showing a classic early 70s scrambler was handed to Yann from BCKustoms with a smile, a handshake and a deposit….

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A RICH, SMOKY FLAVOUR. Krossover Custom’s ‘Batch #44’ Yamaha RD350 Cafe Tracker

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Tracker. No Comments

In the age of social media, everyone has an opinion on absolutely everything and if your work involves creative endeavour then chances are you’re copping twice as much abuse. But award-winning painter Kacey Elkins of Krossover Customs is having none of it. He spends his days keeping his clients very happy…

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NO FORKS GIVEN. JSK Moto Co’s ‘Rhodium Omega’ Yamaha GTS 1000 Neo Racer

Posted on April 13, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

A longtime Yamaha GTS fan has turned to Samuel Kao of JSK Moto and with his most vivid of imaginations describe the brief; a back to the future vision of where convention is considered ill-informed. Here’s the Project Rhodium Omegal; a 1993 Yamaha GTS 1000 racer that makes the truly unique original seem downright bland…

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THE SINGLES SCENE. Ad Hoc Cafe Racers’ Yamaha MT-03 Roadster

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Andrew in Other. No Comments

Barcelona’s Ad Hoc are a company after our own heart. They make custom bikes with huge swathes of colour based around all kinds of platform, but some of our favourite work are those bikes built around modern platforms. Here they’ve wheeled out another fantastic roadster, based on a Yamaha MT-03…

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UNIVERSAL APPEAL. OMT Garage’s ‘Stardust’ Yamaha XSR900 Scrambler

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

In many ways, Italy‘s OMT Garage is the perfect nuclear racing family. Father Gaetano Troiano started the shop in 1978. Mother Silvana handles the media. And sons Marco and Mario are now pushing things into the 21st century and beyond with their love of racing and customisation. Take this blindingly good Yamaha XSR900 for instance…

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MAJOR LASER. Wrench King’s ‘War Zone’ Yamaha XJ Apocalypse Scrambler

Posted on February 14, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler, Tracker. No Comments

On Any Sunday, The Great Escape and The Wild One. These are the highbrow motorcycling movies that we all name-drop as being one of the reasons we got into motorcycling in the first place. But let’s face it, it wasn’t just them. There were plenty of more embarrassing shows that pushed our buttons, too…

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WHO’S YOUR DADDY? The Moto Adonis ‘Elegant Bastard’ Yamaha XV Cafe Tracker

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Tracker. No Comments

When you’re a kid everything seems big, adults appear to be giants and a semi-trailer truck may as well be a Transformer. Even the childhood home feels like a castle until one day you return as an adult and realise it’s just a regular old three bedroom house. So too the bikes of our youth…

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STAR LORD. Galaxy Custom’s ‘Duke’ Yamaha XS650

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic. 30 comments

There’s something very cool about hearing from a shop that you’d almost forgotten about. Better yet, when they come knocking with a custom bike that takes your breath away, you know something big is afoot. So, like an artist emerging from their studio with their once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece…

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GROWING UP FAST. Greg Hageman’s Yamaha XS650 & XSR700 Faster Sons Twins

Posted on December 16, 2017 by Andrew in Classic, Scrambler, Tracker. 30 comments

The retro revival is still in full swing with motorcycle trade shows overflowing with homages to bikes from days gone by. But never before has a chip off the old block ever been so accurately described as major manufacturer and master build up team up for the best of XS…

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