Some time ago, Yamaha started a program called “Yard Built” that provides a platform for customizers all around the world to create their very own special Yamaha bike, the so-called “Yard Built Specials” and furthermore giving them the opportunity to sell their custom-kits to Bikers all around the world.
This time, Yamaha makes a first-time collaboration with the young gun Swiss builder GS Mashin. Based on a XV950, the result is maybe not everyone`s cup of tea but definitely impressive. Rough around the edges and self-confident are only two periphrases that could describe this bike.
The young company was founded only three years ago by “Niners” crew member Tom Mosimann. GS Mashin blends solid, hand craftsmanship with eye catching new design ideas. Working from a small garage in Bern, Tom works to deliver truly different bikes within functional and technical requirements, meaning everything he builds is fully roadworthy and not just an eye candy.
Enough said - a picture paints a thousand words. Time to get your own impression.