Yes, another Yard Built Yamaha. This time it's the tracker-style XV950 Speed Iron, created by Italian customiser Marco Lugato of Moto di Ferro. Marco, a former professional road racer, set up Moto di Ferro in 2009 and after a chance meeting with Yamaha Motor Europe's Shun Miyazawa at the Wheels & Waves festival last year, decided to collaborate with Yamaha.
"As we met and talked in Biarritz with Marco, it was clear that we shared the same passion and love for motorcycles. One of the most important aspects for us when working together on this collaboration was that Marco doesn't consider this to be just a one-off machine, but something that he can build for multiple customers," says Cristian Barelli of Yamaha Europe.
Noteable bits on the XV950 Speed Iron include wire-spoked Borrani rims shod with oversize tyres, front forks from a Yamaha VMAX, a handmade aluminium tank, rear seat unit and side panels, bigger 320mm brake discs at the front and a louder Arrow exhaust that improves the soundtrack.
For those who already own an XV950 and who like the Speed Iron, the good news is that Marco plans to make various parts from the Speed Iron build available, so you can create your own Italian custom. Or, just hand over your bike to him and he will do the rest. Visit Moto di Ferro to get in touch with Marco.