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Yamaha Launches Faster Sons, a New Custom Bike Project

If you enjoyed the bikes Yamaha delivered with the Yard Built project, then you'll most likely enjoy the Faster Sons range just as well. Faster Sons is the latest custom bike-building project from the house of Iwata, and it takes from where the other one, Yard Built, stopped.
First of the Yamaha Faster Sons bikes 1 photo
In fact, Faster Sons is not exactly a continuation of Yard Built, because nobody mentioned its end. The new custom endeavor is more of an expansion of the existing project, aimed at showing the world that even modern bikes can be transformed into drool-worthy machines.

Yard Built deals with bikes that are already retro-styled, such as the XV950, XJR1300 or the ageless SR400, whereas the first creation to bear the Faster Sons badge is an MT-07. It looks like the new project is more of a complement to the existing one, bringing the joy of retro-tuning to the world of modern motorcycles.

Shinya Kimura delivers the first Faster Son


The first Faster Son bike bears the signature of Japanese designer and builder Shinya Kimura. The inspiration for his bike comes from the WWII aircraft, and the bike is more than eager to show off this aspect.

While the MT-07 donor is a modern bike, seeing what it became after spending some time with Kimura-san gives us high hopes. Just like the Yard Built machines, the Faster Sons will be available as modding kits, and this means we will soon get to see them rolling down the street.

Dubbed a "natural evolution if the Sport Heritage bike building philosophy", project Faster Sons is aimed at bridging two generations of motorcycles and riders. Modern-day technology meets the retro styling school, and it's rather hard to find a better choice for the kick-off machine of the Faster Sons series than a Japanese builder.

The retro force is particularly strong with the custom scene in the land of the Rising Sun and we're glad to see cutting-edge new bikes infused with it. Of course, the fluid shapes of the bare aluminium mirror finish will not be a hit among all types of riders, but we can vouch this modding kit will find a lot of fans.

No word on pricing or availability as of yet, but stay tuned for more info, as this is only the beginning of the Faster Sons project.

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