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1983 Yamaha XZ 550 restomod

Speed Block style: A Yamaha XZ 550 restomod

Every time Maarten Poodt completes another project, we feel like we’re looking at some obscure, classic Yamaha that we’ve never heard of. Which is exactly how the Dutch custom builder likes it. Maarten has a penchant for Yamahas, and particularly the models that are hard to come by in the Netherlands. He mostly goes for…

Yamaha XSR700 customized for the Yard Built program by Hookie Co.

Off brief, on trend: A Yard Built XSR700 from Hookie

Any designer knows: sometimes you need to give your client what they need, rather than what they’ve asked for. When Yamaha asked Hookie Co. to customize an XSR700 for the Yard Built program, the brief was “Playful, sporty and classic.” Not feeling the throwback vibe, the Dresden-based team decided to build something modern—even slightly futuristic—instead.…