Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

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This feature was written by Bujar Muharremi, the co-founder of Auto Fabrica. It makes a nice change when custom bike builders write the words to accompany their creation – and it allows the reader a chance to see deeper into the process than would otherwise be possible. The Original type 3 was a bike which…

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Yamaha XJR 1300 by Keino Cycles

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The Yamaha XJR 1300 is what I like to imagine the Kraken would ride, if it rose from the ocean and decided that its campaign of terror would be a lot more fun if conducted from the saddle of a motorcycle. The XJR series from Yamaha needs no introduction for fans of balls-to-the-wall, hairy-chested motorcycles…

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Yamaha SR400 by The Wrenchmonkees

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The Yamaha SR400 is one off the icons of the custom motorcycle scene, the single cylinder powered bike is remarkably simple to work on – in fact you’d be hard pressed to find a motorcycle that’s less complicated. The model started life as the SR500 all the way back in 1975, it was in production…

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Yamaha RD350LC

Yamaha RD350 LC

The Yamaha RD350LC is a motorcycle that was initially released in 1980 – just about the time the world thought the end of the 2-stroke was nigh. It was an evolved version of the Yamaha RD350 – with added water-cooling and heavily modified porting and exhaust systems to keep the engine within the EPA’s regulations, despite this the…

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Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

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The Yamaha SR250 is the hardworking little brother of the inimitable SR400/SR500, many of the components are shared between the SR models making repairs simple and the straight-forward mechanical set up of the SR series means they’re excellent bikes to learn wrenching. Originally released in 1982 the Yamaha SR250 was designed to fit in below…

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Yamaha SR400 Custom

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The Yamaha SR400 is a cornerstone of the international custom motorcycle scene, the indestructible single cylinder thumper has one valve in, one valve out and a single carburettor mounted under the seat. This means that when the global nuclear apocalypse finally takes place, the SR400 will be one of the few motorcycles that still works…

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Yamaha XS750 Custom

Yamaha XS750 Custom

The Yamaha XS750 was produced from 1977 to 1979 before being replaced by the larger XS850, the model never saw the same production numbers as the wildly popular parallel-twin Yamaha XS650 but we’ve been seeing more and more custom XS750s coming to light in recent months – like the one you see here. It isn’t…

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Yamaha Virago XV535 by Old Empire Motorcycles

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This Yamaha Virago XV535 custom, dubbed “Bulldog”, is the latest two-wheeled release from Old Empire Motorcycles – a British custom motorcycle workshop that’s become famous for their work with Royal Enfields over the past 2 years. The Virago has become a popular target for custom bike builders in recent years, largely due to the eye…

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