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Yamaha's Yard Built projects have led the way in the revival of the cool custom world. Developing relationships with the rock stars of motorcycle customising, the project has delivered an incredible line up of unique and breath-taking one-off Yard Builts based on the Sport Heritage range of motorcycles. Legendary customizers from across the globe have turned their skilled hands to proving how easy it is to customize one of Yamaha's very flexible retro machines. The exercise provides inspiration and has set new trends in the motorcycle world, making it a reality for everyone to make their Yamaha their own. 

XJR1300 ‘Eau Rouge’ by Deus

Encapsulating the lean and single purpose looks of an endurance racing machine, Milan based special builder Deus Ex Machina Italy’s latest creation, Eau Rouge, gives a modern twist to the semi-faired 1970s style through the incorporation of straight line and angular aesthetics.

The hand-built seat unit, petrol tank and ‘Cyclops’ nose cone have all been designed to give the over-all impression of an endurance bike while still appearing fresh and modern in their style. When combined retro-styled Öhlins right way up forks and twin shocks, Marvic five-spoke gold wheels, solid brake discs and a titanium stubby 4-into-1 exhaust system, there is no mistaking this retro race thoroughbred.

Deus Ex Machina’s fabulous Eau Rouge special is a fitting tribute to both the men and machines that proved their steel by pushing themselves to the very limit of their endurance over 24 relentless hours of non-stop racing.

2014 Yard Built XJR1300 ‘Eau Rouge’ by Deus