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Not very much is known about the Russian cafe racer scene, but sometimes little gems unexpectedly pop to the surface. In the heart of Moscow, there is a “small atelier” as they call themselves, who work under the name “Z17 customs”. They are surfing the edge between shed builder and semi-pro. We noticed their exquisitely designed BMW K100, which not only stood out because of its stunning looks but largely due to the sterling photography.
As part of the Yamaha's incredibly successful Yard Built program, JvB-moto was given the honour of being the first workshop to tackle their new XSR700. Described as a machine designed to have a timeless feel, built on historical icons, matched with tomorrow's technology for a pure and entertaining riding experience, it has a lot to live up to. But the XSR700 is no ordinary new motorcycle; it's neither a modern bike or retro remake, but a return to the UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) that ...