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Yamaha Xv950

Yamaha has unveiled the latest jaw-dropping addition to its Yard Built program, where skilled bike customisers take up the challenge to turn an ordinary Yamaha into something unique and invariably stunning.

The Yamaha XV950
The Yamaha XV950

This is the XV950 Pure Sports, built by Italian custom motorbike magazine LowRide. Evoking an '80s charm reminiscent of the legendary FZ750, the V-twin chassis has been decked out in amazing new bodywork with the absolute finest attention to desirability.

The designers who take on Yamaha's Yard Built challenge, after their bike is finished, get to produce the modifications as kits that the public can buy in order to convert their own machines in the same way, thus bringing the custom motorbike dream to life for many more riders.

According to the editor at LowRide, Giuseppe Roncen, the style choice is a tribute to pragmatism spiced up with a pinch of 1980s nostalgia. "We tried to unleash the XV950's sports soul but without compromising the easy rideability, comfort and enviable balance.

“Without indulging in an exercise of style just for style's sake, our team set about restyling with absolutely no compromises on dynamics and functionality."

Danilo Seclì, XV950 Pure Sports project leader, explained the philosophy further. “Amongst Yamaha's most emblematic models we identified the legendary FZ750 as a worthy representation of an entire era,” he sad.

“Everyone can picture their ideal street racer; this is ours. It was created for having fun and making an impression without compromising on the all-round safety and industrial quality of a modern Yamaha... It's unique, sporty but not extreme. Anyone can ride this bike and appreciate it.”

It's likely that a great many people who'll never ride this bike will also appreciate it, if only for its beauty as it rumbles past.

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