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Beach Bum: A big wheel Yamaha XSR custom from France

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Yamaha’s latest push into the European custom scene has yielded some of the best XSR builds yet. The most recent Yard Built initiative involves nine different customizers, each producing bikes with a ‘Back to the Dirt’ theme. We’ve already seen stellar work from Germany’s Hookie Co., and a Portuguese build from Capelo’s Garage and Elemental…

Big, brazen and beautiful: a custom Honda GL1000 Gold Wing from France.

Kaleidoscopic: The Honda GL1000, à la française

In a world where we throw around words like ‘svelte,’ the chunky Honda GL1000 hardly seems like a suitable prospect. Honda’s designers were clearly aiming for mile-munching comfort, rather than short runs to the local café. Still, custom builders occasionally take a crack at it. And once in a while we strike gold—like this GL1000…