BOBBER INCEPTION – KAWASAKI VULCAN S650 ’17

Written by Aries

Here’s a little Bobber Inception for you. By definition, a ‘bobber’ is a factory bike that’s been stripped down to decrease weight and improve performance. So this begs the question, if a factory builds a bobber, can you still ‘bob’ it? It seems that we have gone a few levels deeper to provide you with an answer, and that answer is a resounding ‘yupppp’. Continue reading “BOBBER INCEPTION – KAWASAKI VULCAN S650 ’17”

THE LUCHADOR – YAMAHA XSR155 ’20

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”

THE SKINNY – YAMAHA XS650 ’80

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”