Tag Archive for Yamaha


60th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1

Calm down, calm down. Today’s Yamaha announcement at the Bol d’Or isn’t the all-new R6, R8 or an R1 SP as some were suggesting. Instead, Yamaha has treated the entire Supersports range to some yellow paint for 2016 to mark the firm’s 60th anniversary, with the spec’ sheet remaining fairly stock. The R1, R6, R3 and R125 will have the… Read more →


Yamaha XJR1300 ‘GUERILLA FOUR’ by Rough Crafts

Yet more Yard Built custom goodness from Yamaha: say hello to the ‘Guerilla Four’ by Rough Crafts and Taiwanese builder, Winston Yeh (we hope that’s his real name). Based on the 2015 Yamaha XJR1300, Winston used the traditional outlets on the streets of Taipei to customise the Yammy into this thuggish looker. As per all Yard Built bikes, the frame… Read more →


Kingston Customs’ Yamaha XV950

Without overly championing beards, hipsters and grinders, we’re convincing aficionados of Yamaha’s Yard Built series. The latest addition is this XV950 Café Bob: ‘The Face’ by German builder Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Customs, and another class example of how to transform a dreary, budget bike into something fucking cool (if you like bobbers)… The Face is another take on Yamaha’s… Read more →


MOTOBUM, CLUBNEXT or Y’s distraction Dog House?

That is the question. It’s that time of year again when us Westerners trawl though the Suzuka 8hr entry list, pick out our favourite team names and try not to induce a hernia. Team Hooters, TEAM FRONTIER, Honda Blue Helmets and OTOBUM with Ishigaki Island Tuna Racing join the headliners in entertaining squad names. 84 teams are lapping for qualifying… Read more →


Yamaha VMAX Infrared

Hot on the heels of Yamaha releasing the production VMAX carbon, say hello to the Infrared: a celebration of 30 years of VMAX and the Yard Built project’s newest recruit. Yamaha joined forces with German custom experts, JvB-moto and the man behind it, Jens vom Brauck to create the Infrared. His idea was to morph the VMAX into a café… Read more →


Yamaha XV950 Boltage Concept

There were lots of lavish techno queens unveiled at the Milan show but this retrosexual café racer concept from Yamaha also caught grabbed our attention. This is the handy work of the (unfortunately-named) Bender brothers from Germany. Raphael and Christian transformed a bog-stock XV950 into the Boltage as part of Yamaha’s ‘Yard Built’ program – a collaboration with some of… Read more →