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Fresh out the Macco Motors workshop in Spanish city of Málaga, Spain—a beautifully revamped Yamaha XSR700.

Gold Standard: An upgraded XSR700 from Macco Motors


Most conversations about the Yamaha XSR700 revolve around its aesthetics. Many pundits can’t get along with its looks—but will still admit there’s a damn fine motorcycle hiding underneath it all. The 689cc inline twin is smooth and punchy, and it’s light on its feet. Plus it responds really well to customization; we were originally raked…

Neon Dream: This custom Yamaha XSR700 is a Retina-Searing Treat.

This Custom Yamaha XSR700 is a Retina-Searing Treat


Despite the incredible numbers of custom builds hitting the streets daily, it’s surprisingly difficult to find anything new. Every genre has its accepted look and style, and envelopes are rarely pushed. But David González of Ad Hoc Café Racers swims upstream. His bikes are often oddball, yet always awesome. Like this new Yamaha from his…

The latest Yamaha Yard Built custom: A retro-futuristic XSR700 from Bunker Custom Cycles.

Bunker Mentality: A Brilliant XSR700 from Istanbul

Ever since Yamaha threw the wraps off the XSR700, we’ve been dying to see it customized. We’ve ridden it and love it—but admit that its design can be polarizing. The real test is to see how well it responds to wrenching. Now Yamaha have answered the call. They’ve slotted the XSR700 into their Yard Built…

Yamaha XSR700: Return of the UJM?

When early images of the Yamaha XSR700 first trickled onto the web, punters immediately compared it to the Ducati Scrambler. The two are certainly gunning…