Published on June 2nd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Yamaha Yard Built XV950. Speed Iron In The Flesh
This is the Yamaha Yard Built XV950 –It is a collaboration between Yamaha and the Italian custom building house Iron Motorcycles and is the brainchild of iron motorcycles founder, Marco Lugato.
With a history in off road and professional racing, Marco’s credentials as a motorcycle lover are well established. After learning the intricacies of the craftsmanship required for building custom motorcycles, Marco founded Iron Motorcycles in 2009. Marco and his work with yard built came into being when Marco had a meeting with Yamaha Motor Europe’s Product Manager Shun Miyazawa and Marketing Coordinator Cristian Barelli at Wheels & Waves, and the collaboration was born that yielded into this brilliant looking Yamaha Yard Built XV950, Speed Iron.
The basic idea of the design as per Marco being a design that would not be just a one-off example, but a concept that can be replicated to a lot many customers of a Yamaha XV950. This meant that Marco had to thoroughly imagine and design a custom that had a bigger potential and the Yamaha Yard Built XV950, Speed Iron showcases the characteristic appeal of Iron motorcycles while at the same time this beautiful motorcycle is a fun motorcycle that is rewarding to ride.
Marco, designed and executed the Yamaha Yard Built XV950, Speed Iron concept on the basis of his passion for speed. He wanted to create a motorcycle with strong and bold design touches that were well complimented by soft lines. He added fat tyres carefully in order not to disturb the rideability of the bike, for that Marco used beautiful looking Borrani wheels and swapped the stock front forks with those of the Yamaha VMAX.
Further on, Yamaha Yard Built XV950, Speed Iron gets an all-new aluminium tank while the rear seat and the side panels get the similar handmade aluminum treatment. VMAX again does the donor duty in case of the brake calipers while the rotor size increased to 320mm making sure that this beastly looking Yamaha Yard Built XV950, Speed Iron stops with power too. Marco also added an Acewell odometer that makes sure that the rider gets only the right amount of data and the build befits aurally in the form of a custom Arrow exhaust.
Among other bits that make this Yamaha Yard Built XV950, Speed Iron a stunning example of craftsmanship are footpegs which are from Tarozzi and LSL dumbbells.
The build also gets a custom handmade rear frame that adds to the clean lines to the built, while the aftermarket headlight and taillight assemblies are integrated into a single body with the turn indicators adding to the minimalist yet brutal appearance of the Yamaha Yard Built XV950, Speed Iron completing a very clean looking build. As already discussed, Marco plans to make various parts from the Yamaha Yard Built XV950, Speed Iron build available very soon to help the XV950 customers to create their own Italian custom.