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Rough Crafts Yamaha XJR1300 Guerilla Four Is Pure Dark Beauty

Yamaha is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, but it's also been two decades since the fantastic XJR1300 air-oil-cooled roadster has been around. So you should not be surprised learning about Yamaha commissioning a custom XJR to Winston Yeh, the man behind Taiwan's Rough Crafts workshop.
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The result is Guerilla Four, a bike that's fully compliant with the generic lines of Yamaha's custom program, meaning that Yeh refrained from hacking and welding, and only worked in the bolt-on add-on department.

Still, the fuel tank is an all-new creation made from sheet metal in collaboration with OneHandMade Customs, while the tail section incorporates the bespoke diamond-stitched seat and serves as lower back support. RSD Boss rims replaced the stock ones, and beefy Cocker Beck tires introduced the custom bobber looks.I love any color as long as it's black
A Yamaha VMax provided the forks, but they have been shortened and are kept in place by custom-built clamps. New calipers were installed, and the rear Ohlins shocks were torn apart, painted black and reassembled.

Winston also replaced the hand controls with ISR ones and a used a bevy of other Rough Crafts parts made in-house, such as the headlight grille, bars and risers, grips. fuel cap and more. It's hard to speak about Guerilla Four's dashboard, because Yeh went all-radical and binned everything, leaving the top yoke and the bars clean and tidy.

The Guerilla Four was painted in black and dark grey, as the Rough Crafts tradition dictates. Taiwan's premier custom shop Air Runner Custom Paint is responsible for the paint and pinstripe work.

We looked carefully at the generous photo gallery, and we could say that Rough Crafts' machine is one of the best-looking Yamaha XJR1300 we saw this year.

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