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Custom Yamaha R1 by Pit Works Design

Blue Ghost: A Yamaha R1 inspired by Pac-Man

We’re always curious about where custom motorcycle builders find their inspiration. But the creator of this aggressive Yamaha R1 cites an unlikely source: the beloved 80s arcade game, Pac-Man. More specifically, Inky—the blue ghost that chases the game’s eponymous hero. This is the personal ride of Ted Lee, who runs Pit Works Design in Taipei,…

A Yard Built Yamaha XSR155 from Deus Bali

Tiny Tank: A Yard Built Yamaha XSR155 from Deus Bali


For nine years now, Yamaha’s ‘Yard Built’ program has set the benchmark for manufacturer-sponsored custom projects. We’ve covered it right from the beginning, since the reveal of the Wrenchmonkees’ MonkeeFist XJR1300. There must be some 50 or more builds since, but it wasn’t until the XSR155 was released that Yamaha opened up the program to…