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Atlanta II 450 Supercross Results 2015

It was a tight battle for the front during the early laps of the 450 SX race at Atlanta II, but one rider broke through the pack to add another win to his record this year.

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Atlanta II 250 Supercross Results 2015

After a great start, one rider merely had to stay smooth and avoid mistakes on the way to the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross 250 SX East win at Atlanta II.

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Legends and Heroes Celebrates Ricky Johnson

The Legends and Heroes Tour celebrates Ricky Johnson at Atlanta Supercross.

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Laconia Hot Spot Revamped for 2015 Rally

Faro Italian Grille, formerly Weirs Beach Lobster Pound: New name, new cuisine; same owners and excellence.

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Victory Motorcycles to Rock Daytona Bike Week

Victory is set to take it to “1000 Horsepower” with Godsmack on March 7th at Daytona Bike Week.

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Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 Customs

Bike EXIF's Top 5 Yamaha XJR1300 custom motorcycles.
The big news on the custom scene right now is the launch of the revised Yamaha XJR1300. The old bruiser has been revitalized and repackaged into two variants: a standard version with wide bars and a seat big enough for two, and a Racer with clip-ons, a small fairing and front fender, and a solo seat.

There was never anything wrong with the ‘old’ XJR1300, but there’s plenty to like about the new one (below). The styling has been tidied up, with a slimmer tank that exposes more of the engine.

The 2015 Yamaha XJR1300.
Handling is good, with fully adjustable suspension and Öhlins shocks. Build quality is flawless, and new monobloc front calipers have upgraded the braking to 21st century standards.

The man behind this renaissance is Holland-based Yamaha product manager Shun Miyazawa, who is also driving the Yard Built custom project. Not surprisingly, the new XJR1300 is easy to modify—so we’ve picked out five of the best recent pro builds to provide a little inspiration.

Custom Yamaha XJR1300 by the Wrenchmonkees
Wrenchmonkees ‘Monkeefist’ Revealed two years ago, this was the first of Yamaha’s ‘Yard Built Specials.’ And it still looks amazing today. The bodywork is standard, but the front end is from a YZF-R1. The spoked wheels are custom-built, with a 19-inch at the front and an 18-inch at the back for an old school look. The stainless steel exhaust system returns to the twin-muffler megaphone look of older XJRs, and helps the bike hit 118 rear wheel horsepower on the dyno. Good news for fans of the Wrenchmonkees’ distinctive style: a collection of custom parts is now available.

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Custom Yamaha XJR1300 by Keino Cycles
Keino Cycles ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ A springer front end is not what you’d expect to find on a modern Yamaha. But New York-based master builder Keinosuke ‘Keino’ Sasaki has made it work, and given the XJR1300 a dash of elegant, old school style. Keino’s decision to slim down the tank predated the ‘new’ XJR1300, and the stubby tail unit adds to the feeling of compactness. Brembo brakes, exposed air filters and a sinuous custom exhaust system increase the sporting vibe.

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Custom Yamaha XJR1300 by It Rocks! Bikes
It roCKS!bikes ‘Stealth’ Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre Santos are two of Portugal’s leading builders. The name they’ve chosen for their company may be odd, but the thinking behind this 2003-spec XJR1300 is common sense. The mods have been designed to save weight, and include Kawasaki ZXR forks, Brembo brake calipers and a new steering stem. The carbs breathe through CNC-machined velocity stacks and the exhaust system is titanium. Motogadget provided the digital dashboard and hand controls, and the finish is low-key rather than flashy, with a matte varnish covering the new paintwork.

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Custom Yamaha XJR1300 by The Sports Custom of Turkey
The Sports Custom XJR1300 café racer Most customs from Thailand are small-capacity, go-anywhere machines. But not all: this brutal-looking XJR lives on the streets of Bangkok and comes from a lesser-known builder called The Sports Custom. The tank, seat and tail unit are custom fabricated, lending the bike a aggressive and hunched-forward stance. Clip-ons and rearsets change the riding position to match, and we’re betting those upswept mufflers make the bike easy to hear above the cacophony of Bangkok traffic.

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Custom Yamaha XJR1300 by Deus
Deus Italy ‘Project X’ Deus has built two eye-catching XJR1300 customs: the endurance themed ‘Eau Rouge’ (bottom shot, right) and the stripped-back ‘Project X’ (above). Here, the goal was to reduce weight and shift the visual focus on to the air-cooled engine—and it works beautifully. The bodywork is all-new, hand-fabricated in aluminum, and the bars are wider than stock. There’s new Öhlins suspension front and back, a Brembo brake system, a titanium exhaust from Leo Vince and super-light Marvic magnesium wheels. If you like the look, Deus now makes a kit to fit your own XJR1300.

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2015 Yamaha XJR1300 and the Deus 'Eau Rouge' custom.

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Brake Calipers By Roland Sands Design

Roland Sands Design (RSD) has taken the best of brake caliper technology, high quality precision machining and trademark RSD styling to create the next step up in braking power for your V-Twin. With GP racing architecture and weight distribution, the extra rigidity…

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Buffalo Chip To Become A New South Dakota Municipality On May 7, 2015?

The Buffalo Chip is one step closer to becoming the newest municipality in South Dakota. The Meade County Commission today accepted the petition presented by registered voters for incorporation. The registered voters and founding members of Buffalo Chip, SD will vote in an…

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Yamaha Annoucnes #MyYamahaStory Contest

Yamaha has launched the #MyYamahaStory contest, with winners receiving two 2015 MotoGP Red Bull Brand Prix of the Americas three-day General Admission tickets and the opportunity to meet Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.