Bikes Mar 10, 2014

Yamaha Unveils the 2015 SR400

Yamaha has unveiled the 2015 model SR400 vintage cafe racer ahead of its return into the U.S. market next year. The bike features a 399cc air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder engine and a slim twin-shock chassis, while the classic design… Read more
Bikes Jan 24, 2014

Custom Yamaha XS650 by Thrive Motorcycles

This classic 1968 Yamaha XS650 took over a year to locate and obtain, but just two months to completely transform. Barata Dwiputra, lead builder of Thrive Motorcycles, was inspired by wood-burning stoves for the design of the bike, which… Read more
Bikes Nov 11, 2013

Yamaha BOLT Café Concept

At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha presents a handful of motorcycle concepts including this BOLT Café. The concept bike uses the BOLT’s slim and compact chassis and 950cc air-cooled V-twin engine as the base, and features matte… Read more
Bikes Oct 21, 2013

“Black & Tan” Yamaha XS400 Custom

Austin motorcycle workshop Hold Fast Motors have just unveiled the “Black & Tan,” a custom 1979 Yamaha XS400 motorbike. The small workshop is run by Andy Hull who was inspired by the rough look and knobby tires of the Triumph … Read more
Motorcycles Sep 22, 2013

Yamaha XVS 400 “Atlas” by Bandit9

Coming from Beijing-based custom motorbike manufacturer Bandit9 is this reworked Yamaha XVS 400 named Atlas. The motorcycle underwent three re-designs over the course of one year before it arrived at this impressive make. Receiving an… Read more
Motorcycles Mar 26, 2013

The Viagro by Spin Cycle Industries

You would never guess by looking at the Viagro that the custom 1982 Yamaha XV750 Virago was Eric Meglasson’s first project. The success of the bike and its subsequent popularity has inspired Meglasson to continue his work on other bikes… Read more
Motorcycles Dec 27, 2012

Yamaha XJR Cafe Racer “Yard Built”

As part of Yamaha’s “Yard Built” initiative Per Nielson and Nicholas Bech, founders of Copenhagen based Wrenchmonkees, have turned a Yamaha XJR 1300 into a sleek no-nonsense cafe racer. Having honed their skills on especially older… Read more
Motorcycles Dec 17, 2012

YAMAHA SX750 Cafe Racer by Ugly Motor Bikes

Ugly Motor Bikes is a custom motorcycles shop hailing from sunny San Diego. Contrary to what the name might suggests their work is anything but ugly. Their latest piece is this elaborately revamped YAMAHA SX750. Featuring a custom 3 into… Read more
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