This Yamaha XS360 is one of those bikes that was brought back from the dead – when it was found by Shamus Mathers it was in such poor condition that even the individual nuts and bolts had to be replaced.
This is the second piece in a new series on Silodrome written by the talented Jason Cormier, Jason is a writer, an avid motorcyclist, a Ducati die-hard, and a shadetree mechanic based in Montreal. He’s the editor of Odd-Bike.com, a unique website that showcases the history of rare and unusual motorcycles from around the world….
The Yamaha XS360 is an interesting motorcycle, the model never saw a huge production run and were, in many respects, the slightly smaller brother of the much more famous Yamaha XS400.
Brett over at Hand Made Vintage Customs has a knack for building refreshingly unusual custom motorcycles, this bike is based on a 1980 Yamaha XS400 and it’s a hybrid of both scrambler and tracker schools of motorcycle engineering.
This brilliant Yamaha TW200 custom is the work of art director and designer Joao Alves of somosEstudio.
Ugly Motorbikes have a habit of making their name pleasantly ironic, they invariably turn out motorcycles like this Yamaha cafe racer, that are so beautiful they almost seem to pop out at you through the screen.
The Yamaha XS400 is a hell of a motorcycle, it was first released in 1977 and it came pre-fitted with luxuries like adjustable rear shock absorbers, self-cancelling turn signals and an automatic petcock.