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Speed Read: A custom Yamaha XT600 street tracker and more


Two Yamaha singles book-end our selection this week. We kick off with a sharp custom Yamaha XT600 street tracker, then profile a BMW R100RT café racer and a gorgeous 1952 Vincent Comet. A Yamaha SR400 from Deus Ex Machina in Japan brings us home.


Yamaha XT600 by Hoxton Moto With a Yamaha XT500 and a Honda NX650 under their belt, Shaun Fenton and the gang at Hoxton Moto were keen to sink their teeth into another thumper. This time, they chose Yamaha’s last four-valve air-cooled single—the 90s Yamaha XT600.

Hoxton started with a 1992-model XT600 that had already been fitted with Yamaha TDM forks, twin discs, and an 18” front wheel. Most custom builders won’t touch a bike that someone else has already tried to customize—but once Shaun spooned on a pair of Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires, the bike immediately took on an aggressive street tracker vibe that stuck.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Speed Read: A custom Yamaha XT600 street tracker and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-august-13-2023
Published Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2023 17:01:29 +0000

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