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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 24 September, 2017

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 24 September, 2017

The best cafe racers, scramblers and bobbers of the week
If you’re into 1970s racebikes, you’ll love this Yamaha TZ750-inspired XSR900 from Jeff Palhegyi—it’s one of the best Yard Built customs yet. We’ve also got the latest creation from Woolie at Deus, an XT500 scrambler 25 years in the making, and a Ducati Monster with more angles than a pretzel. Enjoy.

Yamaha XT500 scrambler custom by Andy Rolfe
Yamaha XT500 by Andy Rolfe After a twenty-five year hiatus, Brisbane, Australia based Andy Rolfe decided to get back in the saddle. In an impressive way, no less. Working from a few scattered boxes of parts, he’s cobbled together a meticulous Yamaha XT500.

Just about everything on this build has been stripped, cleaned, catalogued, refined or replaced. The engine, once coated in Tremclad (dirt and all), was vapor blasted and rebuilt three times before everything was ‘just right’ in Andy’s eyes.…

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