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Blank Check: Bill Becker's Immaculate XS 650

If you had no deadline and a blank check, what sort of motorcycle would you build? For Bill Becker, the answer is this perfectly proportioned Yamaha XS 650.<p>Based in Philadelphia, Bill is a retired architect who’s spent the last several years working on customs and restorations. His bikes draw …

Stainless Steel

Street Legal: Paul Miller's Yamaha TT500 tracker

Yamaha’s lightweight, wheelie-prone TT500 is one of the all-time great off-road bikes. So how do you improve on a machine already close to perfection?<p>When Canadian Paul Miller found himself with a basket case ’77 TT500, he decided to try. He’s built an elegant and nimble street tracker that, …

Motorcycles

Yamaha XT600 by Sartorie Meccaniche

The venerable Yamaha XT600 is one of those motorcycles that everyone seems to like. After almost two decades of production, this simple but rugged enduro disappeared from the showrooms in 2003—but it’s still readily available on the secondhand market.<p>One of the XT600’s biggest fans is Francesco …

Harley Davidson Sportster - ODFU Customs

<i>Written by Ian Lee.</i><p>Motorcycles are much like dogs in their visual complexity. A basic blueprint, and from that so many aesthetically different …

Motorcycle resto: starting the engine

In every motorcycle build there’s a moment of truth. It’s usually when you start up the engine up for the first time.<p>In this week’s Saturday Sessions, you can see E3 Motorcycles jolt our Honda CB550 back to life. “We’d already put the harness, ignition, and electrical components into place,” says …

Motorcycles

‘80 Yamaha XT500 - Hgarage

You’d think that throwing in your job would be the pinnacle of fear for anyone making the leap and starting up their own shop. But when you think …