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Blank Check: Bill Becker builds the ultimate custom Yamaha XS 650.

Blank Check: Bill Becker’s Immaculate XS 650

If you had no deadline and a blank check, what sort of motorcycle would you build? For Bill Becker, the answer is this perfectly proportioned Yamaha XS 650. Based in Philadelphia, Bill is a retired architect who’s spent the last several years working on customs and restorations. His bikes draw aesthetic inspiration from the 60s…

Aermacchi Sprint

1966 Aermacchi Sprint

Aermacchi was a fabricator of aircraft for Italy’s war machine during the Second World War. After the defeat of the Axis powers, the company turned its efforts to the production of motorcycles and bikes. In collaboration with Harley-Davidson, many Aermacchi motorcycles found their way to America in the 1960s to meet the growing demand for…