Having shown the custom world exactly how creative they can be with the über cool Yard Built SR400 ‘Homage’, German brothers Raphael and Christian Bender are back with their latest Yamaha collaboration. Paying tribute to the iconic Yamaha racers of the seventies, the Yard Built XV950 ‘Boltage’ is a Café Racer dream. Inspired by their previous ‘Jericho’ creation, a beautiful custom based on a 1983 Yamaha TR1 and reminiscent of the TZ750 Yamaha Racers of the past.
The Benders brothers have built on the core technology and design of the XV950, keeping the engine, chassis and suspension unchanged as their base. A multitude of bespoke, handcrafted pieces have then been added including the tank, seat, front fender and exhaust system, all designed and handmade by the brothers. A Hattech silencer delivers the right sound and a retro Yamaha paint job completes the look with the instantly recognizable speed block design setting off the ‘Boltage’.