Yamaha Yard Built XJR1300 “Rhapsody in Blue”

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The latest installment of Yamaha‘s “Yard Built” series takes the form of this Yamaha XJR1300 “Rhapsody in Blue,” made in collaboration with custom bike builder Keinosuke Sasaki and his Brooklyn-based workshop, Keino Cycles. Inspired by the ’90s race bikes that Sasaki saw on the streets of Japan growing up, the one-off concept is based on the Yamaha Yamaha XJR1300 and features stunning old school craftsmanship. The team at Keino designed and shaped the aluminum panels and covers to replace the XJR factory units, while also adding a low-mounted and slimmer fuel tank, as well as a handcrafted tailpiece complemented with a rear light lifted from a vintage MG sports car. Keino’s signature springer front-end suspension with matching rear shocks finish the look.

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