The new Icon 1000 Collection
Q&A: A manufacturer’s view of the custom scene, with Yamaha’s Cristian Barelli

Q&A: A manufacturer’s view of the custom scene

2 WEEKS AGO / NO COMMENTS / INTERVIEWS

Over the past couple of years, no manufacturer has commissioned more custom bikes than Yamaha Motor Europe. The Yard Built program has given us plenty of eye candy, and Yamaha was the first OEM to invite Bike EXIF to a new model launch—that of the XSR700. The XSR700 (and its big brother the XSR900, which…

Custom Yamaha SCR950 by Brat Style

All Systems Go: Yamaha’s Brat Style SCR950

8 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

EXCLUSIVE: Every time someone refers to their bike as a ‘brat-style’ build, we let out a groan. There’s only one builder that can lay claim to that moniker: Go Takamine of Brat Style. Go is one of the today’s most influential custom builders—with an aesthetic that’s often emulated, but never matched. Now he’s applied his unmistakeable style…