Yamaha’s Yard Built program returns to Germany for the first collaboration with talented German custom builder, Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Custom.
The result, the Kingston Custom Yard Built XV950 ‘The Face’ is the first Café Bob to join the Yard Built line up. An original take on the Sport Heritage machine, it makes a statement proving how easy it is to take the XV950 as a base to customise it for a totally unique look without any cutting or welding to the frame. As with most Yard Built projects this build has a couple of signature tweaks that identify it as a Kingston Custom build, including the cool spark plug sitting in the headstock and the yellow MX visor screen, cleverly placed behind the head light.
To create the XV950 ‘The Face’, Dirk designed and built many parts in-house, including the cool, see-through ‘The Face’ style air filter cover and the custom hand stitched café racer seat. Kingston Custom designed and made parts also included the foot peg bracket, speedometer bracket, foot brake lever, gear-shift and unique MX visor screen. A selection of quality aftermarket custom parts were also added, including LSL handlebars, Motogadget indicators, Highsider rear lights, LSL brake lines, Motogadget grips and genuine Yamaha YZ/WR footpegs. The XV stays connected to the ride with matching Shinko tyres with coloured sidewalls whilst Kingston Custom modified suspension and a Megaphon exhaust finishes off the look. The Yard Built is complete with a cool paint job sporting iconic Yamaha design.
Order XV950 parts directly from Kingston Custom at: kingstoncustom.blogspot.nl