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Yamaha XSR900 custom by JvB-Moto

CP3: JvB-Moto’s ballistic Yamaha XSR900 custom


After an incredible seven years, Yamaha’s Yard Built custom program is still firing on all cylinders. In 2012 it kicked off with the Wrenchmonkees’ iconic ‘MonkeeFist’ XJR1300, and there have been over 60 pro builds since. This is the latest, an XSR900 called ‘CP3’ from Jens vom Brauck of JvB-Moto in Cologne. It tips the…

New from Auto Fabrica: three Yamaha stunning new Yard Built customs

Triple Whammy: three new Yamahas from Auto Fabrica

Put together a top ten list of the world’s best custom bike builders, and Auto Fabrica would have to be in there. The London-based shop has a distinctive signature style, with coachbuilt bodywork draped over minimal mechanicals. Until now, Auto Fabrica have only worked on classic machines. But they’ve attracted the attention of the manufacturers,…