Custom Yamaha XJR – by Iron Heart

0 Posted by - 20/07/2015 - Motorcycles

Yamaha’s Yard Built program recently experienced a first, collaborating with a fashion label. In joining with Japanese selvedge denim company Iron Heart, they not only present the first fashion-related joint effort, but also their initial denim-inspired Yard Built motorcycle. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the XJR, the two appropriately worked on the XJR1300, as they came up with a custom cafe racer. Iron Heart founder Shinichi Haraki wanted to build something that was more “grown up,” as inspiration came from ’70s and ’80s Japanese and European bikes.

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For this collaboration, the seat has been done up in 21oz denim, then showcasing pure silver rivets throughout. Kineo tubeless rims were also placed on the racer, making for a lighter overall build, while custom twin stainless steel mufflers then draw attention to the rear.

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