The latest Yard Built project to break cover based on the Yamaha XV950 comes from Amsterdam. Local custom bike builders Numbnut Motorcycles have collaborated with Dutch timepiece makers, TW Steel on a special project, smashing together the worlds of horology and bike building to create The Son of Time, a one-off timepiece and a unique custom motorcycle.
Numbnuts bike builder Roderick Seibert spent the winter locked in his Amsterdam workshop stripping a Yamaha XV950 back to the bones in preparation for the Sport Heritage motorcycle’s rebirth as an homage to the salt flat racers of the world.
“I’ve loved building this bike,” commented Roderick. “From the start of the stripping process you can get really excited about where we are going to go with this. I really sparked with TW Steel as well, combining our creativity led to some super cool details on the bike. I’m really proud of the finished machine, I believe it stands for old school cool mashed up with new ideas, and above all speed!”