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Speed Read, 24 January 2021

3 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

It’s a newsier mix than usual this week, with the Yamaha SR400 finally down for the count, and a top European motorcycle museum gone up in smoke. On the custom bike front, we’ve got two very sporty builds—one an XT600 supermoto, and the other a radically restyled BMW R nineT.

A Japanese-style Yamaha SR400 bobber made in England

Ode to Japan: A Yamaha SR400 bobber Made in England

We’re huge fans of the Japanese custom scene. But it’s not just the motorcycles that captivate us: we’re also conscious of how Japanese creativity influences the custom scene around the globe. Many elements of the universal flat-seated cafe racer genre originate in Japan—whether builders realize it or not. But this tasty Yamaha SR400 takes more…