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Sub Zero Cool: A Yamaha GTS 1000 from the Arctic Circle

Sub Zero Cool: A Yamaha GTS 1000 from the Arctic Circle

Sub Zero Cool: A custom Yamaha GTS 1000 built in a remote village in Norway's frozen north.
Velfjord is a pretty little town of red-painted houses in Norway—a winter wonderland surrounded by mountains, fjords, lakes and forests. It’s also incredibly remote, being a five-hour drive from Trondheim, the nearest city.

This is the land of the midnight sun, a mere 70 miles south of the Arctic Circle. It’s also where Roel Scheffers builds incredible custom motorcycles inside his cosy, wood-paneled workshop.

Sub Zero Cool: A custom Yamaha GTS 1000 built in a remote village in Norway's frozen north.
The Dutch photographer Mark Meisner flew to Trondheim to find out more about Roel, his expatriate countryman. And the trip was worth it to see this heavily modified Yamaha GTS alone.

Roel bought the GTS 1000 around four years ago, while still living in Holland. Dating from the mid 90s, it’s one of the most complex bikes in the Yamaha archives—with electronic fuel injection, ABS and a radical front suspension system.…

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