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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 2 October, 2016

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 2 October, 2016

The best custom motorcycles and cafe racers of the week
A Ducati Scrambler that took 150 emails to get right, a Yamaha WR400F tracker inspired by an Eames chair, and a BMW dismantled and redesigned in CAD. It’s an oddball selection this week.

Custom Yamaha WR400F tracker by Pista Design
Yamaha WR400F by Pista Design The Los Angeles shop is committed to ‘handcrafting fun’ with custom motorcycles, and their latest build is a shining example. Dubbed ‘Case Study Tracker,’ this Yamaha WR400F draws inspiration from MotoGP and the architecture of Eames furniture—of all things.

“Convention was thrown out the window” when Lindsay Ross, Alex Kors and Robbie Pyle went to work. The fuel cell of this Yammie now hides beneath the seat and tail, to help centralize mass and lower the center of gravity. That also meant that the seat itself could extend all the way to the yoke, and allowed the lads to keep things slim all around.…

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