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Custom Yamaha XJR1300 by the Bad Winners workshop

Muscle Rétro: A Yamaha XJR1300 from Bad Winners

Bad Winners is one of those shops that consistently do good work. It’s owned by Frenchman Walid Ben Lamine, who has an unusual and very performance-focused CV—including stints as a championship rower and a race team mechanic. It’s not surprising that the machines he puts together in his workshop in the 19th arrondissement of Paris…

1983 Yamaha XZ 550 restomod

Speed Block style: A Yamaha XZ 550 restomod


Every time Maarten Poodt completes another project, we feel like we’re looking at some obscure, classic Yamaha that we’ve never heard of. Which is exactly how the Dutch custom builder likes it. Maarten has a penchant for Yamahas, and particularly the models that are hard to come by in the Netherlands. He mostly goes for…