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Onyx Blade: A Custom Yamaha MT-07 By Rough Crafts

Onyx Blade: Rough Crafts’ Razor-Sharp Yamaha MT-07

The revival of Yamaha during the last three years has been remarkable. A series of rapid-fire product releases has done wonders for the company’s image, with the biggest boost coming from the MT-07. The sporty 689 cc parallel twin—called the FZ-07 in the US—has sold by the shedload in Western markets. So it’s surprising we…

Faster Son: A Yamaha MT-07 concept from Shinya Kimura

Shinya Kimura’s ‘Faster Son’ Yamaha MT-07

EXCLUSIVE Shinya Kimura is probably the world’s most famous custom motorcycle builder right now. But despite this fame, he’s a somewhat enigmatic figure. He studied insects at college, but chose motorcycle mechanics as a career. It was a smart move: he quickly shot to fame in the 90s building ‘samurai choppers’ at Zero Engineering, a…