Yamaha XV1000 by Ortolani Customs

Mar 14, 2017

Category: Rides

The story behind this Yamaha XV1000 isn’t one of hyperbolic glamor. It simply started as a desired paint job for one of Ortolani Customs’ clients but ended up as a handsome custom ride complete with all the fixings. It’s amazing what a little bit of disposal income and the right mindset can accomplish right?

Located in Nice, France, building this bike by hand was a way for Ortolani Customs  -primarily a restoration house for classic cars- to get their hands dirty with a two-wheeled beauty. They started by looping the frame and integrating a rear light. They also equipped the bike with a lithium battery alongside a Motogadget wiring harness held within hand-rolled aluminum panels all underneath a brown leather seat from NMB Designs. The front end of the bike also now hosts a GSXR fork, the fuel tank now the aluminum version of a Benelli Mojave, and the bike’s clutch and brake levers machined in-house. Not a bad entry into the bike world at all.

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