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Yamaha Scrambler: An XSR700 that evokes the classic IT enduros

Yamaha Scrambler: An XSR700 that evokes the IT enduros

Any custom Yamaha XSR700 we feature is sure to spark discussion about the base bike’s design. The XSR700 draws criticism for its cluttered mechanics and hunched fuel tank—and both of those are hard for custom builders to get around. This heavily upgraded XSR700-based scrambler rises above both those challenges. It’s a collaboration between Portuguese builders…

Sleeper: A 2016 Ducati Scrambler heavily modified by Zero Motorcycles engineer Tom Zipprian

Sleeper: A Ducati Scrambler tweaked by a Zero engineer

A lot of folks who work at American motorcycle manufacturers are compulsive tinkerers. Indian’s design head, Ola Stenegärd, has been building choppers since forever. And Brad Richards of Harley-Davidson always has something sweet on his workbench. Tom Zipprian is a mechanical engineer at California’s Zero Motorcycles—and he too likes to fill his precious downtime with…