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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…