Fast Father Faster Son – Two New Yamaha Yardbuilts Revealed

Editor@Throttle|Updated: January 9, 2018 9:32

Yamaha has revealed photos of their two latest Yard Built projects. The Yard Built project is a two-bike entry from Iowa bike builder Greg Hageman. First is 'Fast Father', a 1972 Yamaha XS-2. The XS-2 is a great bike by any measure, and Yamaha’s first attempt at a four-stroke motorcycle. The 650cc Yamaha was an unparalleled success and went through very few changes in a 13-year production run. He added LED lighting, efficient Mikuni VM carbs, and radial tires to replace the bike’s original bias ply rubber for a modern look.


The second bike is an XSR700 called 'Faster Son', a clear homage to the older, wiser XS650. To help with this build, Hageman approached Yamaha motorcycle production manager Shun Miyazawa. Instead of giving the XSR the full-on retro treatment, Hageman decided to give it just a whiff of the old school while keeping the bike’s aggressive, modern stance. Changes include a round headlight, reassigned instrumentation, a flat seat, Akropovic exhaust, and a stunning two-tone red and cream paint job to match its predecessor.


Article Source : RideApart