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Custom Yamaha SCR950 by Brat Style

All Systems Go: Yamaha’s Brat Style SCR950

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…

BMW R nineT custom motorcycle builders

R nine T Custom Project: the builders

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It’s not often that we get an insight into the minds and work processes of Japan’s custom motorcycle builders. The language barrier is simply too much. So we’re wrapping up our coverage of BMW’s R nineT Custom Project by interviewing the four builders involved. Although they’re at the top of their game—and undoubtedly some of…

Moto Guzzi V50

Moto Guzzi V50, Brat Style

The mainstream of Japanese custom bike building has a very specific look—largely created by the hugely influential Tokyo builder BratStyle. And the…