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The Sinner: this Yamaha XJR1300 by Macco Motors is devilishly good.

The Sinner: A Devilishly Good XJR1300 by Macco

If you live in sunny Spain and fancy a custom Bonneville, you’d do well to give Macco Motors a call. The Málaga shop has become famous for its sublime Triumph builds. “Most people come to us to get a Hinckley twin in the Macco style,” Tito and Jose tell us. “But although we always have…

Big Bad Wolf: Yard Built Yamaha XJR1300 by El Solitario MC

Big Bad Wolf: El Solitario’s Yard Built XJR1300

It takes a brave man to commission a bike from El Solitario: founder David Loner Borras is famed for his wayward, mischievous intelligence. And his small crew of Galician ‘cannibals,’ as they describe themselves, build bikes that incite controversy. Two years ago, El Solitario wrapped a BMW R nineT in stainless steel rods, creating the…

Colossus: A mighty Yamaha XJR1300 from Portugal.

Colossus: Maria’s mighty custom Yamaha XJR1300

The XJR1300 is hot property right now, and it’s all Yamaha’s fault. First they reissued the iconic model line, and then fed it into the prolific Yard Built program. Interest in the four-cylinder brute has never been higher. Custom XJRs of both the new and old variety are now streaming onto the interwebs. This is…

Dissident: A new Yamaha Yard Built XJR1300

Three years ago, Yamaha Europe kicked off its Yard Built program with the Wrenchmonkees’ stunning ‘Monkeefist’ XJR1300. Since then, we’ve seen a steady stream of…

Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 Customs

The big news on the custom scene right now is the launch of the revised Yamaha XJR1300. The old bruiser has been revitalized and repackaged…

Yamaha XJR1300 ‘Yard Built’

The latest ‘Yard Built’ custom this epic race-themed Yamaha XJR1300 from Deus’ Milan workshop. Inspired by the endurance machines of the 1970s and 1980s and…

Yamaha XJR1300 by Deus

The paint is still wet on the walls of Deus’ new Italian workshop, but the Italian boys have been dropped in the deep end already.…

Wrenchmonkees Yamaha XJR1300

I’ve always liked the Yamaha XJR1300. It’s an uncomplicated bruiser of a bike, an unassuming retro-style naked powered by a air-cooled motor with a lineage…