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Awesome Yamaha YZ450F by Drake McElroy

When it comes to the true freestyle genre in bike building, there are few places better than the 1 Motorcycle Show to spot the most amazing genuine builds. Here's Drake McElroy's approach to an Yamaha YZ450F: you can tell that this is a different world altogether, just after the very first glimpse at this bike.
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This is the kind of bikes brought into the spotlight by the 1 Motorcycle Show: awesome machines which have been created for the very sake of building a bike to please its owner. We're talking complete disregard of certain styling confinements and routines: the resulting bike is a true-to-life representation of its creator's mind and soul, so we might say we're looking deep in the builders' hearts.

Drake loaded his YS450F with Race Tech shocks, a custom factory FMF pipe with wrapping, Beringer brakes and master cylinder, while the tank is home-made from fiberglass. The added cowhide leatherwork is as stunning as it is strange for such a supermotard build, but we were amazed to admit it simply fits.

 
 
 
 
 

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