Written by Donny Ariyanto

If you’ve been following the custom scene for the past few years, you should already know about Yamaha’s “Yard Built” program. The program kicked off with the brutal MonkeeFist XJR133 by Wrenchmonkees. Yamaha know very well, in all over the world Yamaha owners have a dream to creating their own motorcycle and Yamaha seek to enable these dreams by asking talented builder to provide inspirational ideas on how to transform modern Yamaha models into ‘Yard Built’ specials. Continue reading “THE LUCHADOR – YAMAHA XSR155 ’20”


Written by Aries

In the space of less than a year in the late 1960’s two Japanese heavyweights released motorcycles that would go on to be hugely popular in the modern custom bike scene. First Yamaha with its XS-650 and then Honda with the CB-750. While the Honda is considered the first Superbike and was designed to seek and destroy its British rivals, the Yamaha was based on classic styling and an engine as Brit as Big Ben. Continue reading “THE SKINNY – YAMAHA XS650 ’80”


Written by Donny Ariyanto

When you start your journey to build a custom motorcycle, half the battle can be in simply picking the base you choose. Like a good fried rice it sets the foundation and with the availability of all the right ingredients, it can be almost impossible to go wrong. But choosing to start with an adventure bike immediately give the builder a challenge. Continue reading “BRAVE – DUCATI MULTISTRADA 1000DS ’05”