WALKING DEAD: NORMAN REEDUS’S YAMAHA XV920

2y ago

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Norman has turned to Classified Moto more than once for custom builds, typically based on tried and tested Japanese machinery with a hefty dose of their world famous Virginia Voodoo. The most famous of the creations to roll out of the Ryland’s workshop is the reimagined Yamaha XV920.

They pioneered a (widely copied) series of modifications to turn the cruiser into a either a cafe racer or scrambler, stripping the bikes back to their core structure and showing off their handsome load-bearing V-twins and backbone frames that some have compared favorably with the legendary Vincent Black Shadow.

This would be the first bike built for Norman by Classified Moto, it started life as a bone-stock 1982 Yamaha XV920 but didn’t stay that way for long. The front and rear ends were removed, with a 2010 Yamaha YZF-R6R being added at the front and a 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6S donating its swingarm, suspension, wheel, and brakes to the rear.

In keeping with the scrambler tone of the build, a pair of dual sport Avon Distanzia tires were fitted front and back, with hooligan bars, a twin Dominator H1/Xenon headlight with protective grill, and a 70’s era Benelli Mojave 260 fuel tank. The seat is a custom unit upholstered by Roy Baird, speedo duties are handled by an Acewell digital unit, and a Shorai lithium ion battery keeps everything ticking over, whilst saving weight.

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