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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…

1983 Yamaha XZ 550 restomod

Speed Block style: A Yamaha XZ 550 restomod

Every time Maarten Poodt completes another project, we feel like we’re looking at some obscure, classic Yamaha that we’ve never heard of. Which is exactly how the Dutch custom builder likes it. Maarten has a penchant for Yamahas, and particularly the models that are hard to come by in the Netherlands. He mostly goes for…