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Yamaha XV 1900

Customised Yamaha XV 1900

in Melbourne, these new designs heads

Breaking into the market hasn’t been for the Japanese brands. American such as Harley-Davidson have had a on the genre for decades, but one Melbourne dealership is creating customised XV 1900s that are generating a lot of

Currently working on his second Darren Taylor of Geoff Motorcycles in Dandenong told the Network that he created the black/green custom cruiser to interest in such a design.

hard to compete in the Harley with custom Japanese but we’re giving it go, says Taylor, who said the custom have already attracted a lot of

We have built two customs so continued Taylor, the first was the and the second one is blue/grey. Response to has been very positive.

a Yamaha XV 1900 as a canvas, the at Geoff Taylor Motorcycles the modifications by adding new mirrors handlebars from Yamaha USA plus a custom exhaust ($1399) and custom paint ($4000) by John Kral of Creations in Berwick, Victoria.

Add labour costs of around and there you have it, the green The green bike was less than our second creation, the model, so the price was far cheaper it sold recently for $25K, Taylor.

He explained that the model, the new blue bike, is a work in progress but that he the price tag to be around $40,000. I figured the price out yet because still a work in progress, Taylor.

And as the photos show the Yamaha is not your ordinary V-twin cruiser, showing off a design that demands

The paintwork for the second model, by Kral’s Creations, didn’t cheap at $5500, and the crew at Geoff Taylor Motorcycles has even more changes to the XV 1900, with this benefitting from the following

• Handlebars from Yamaha USA

• Grips $200

• Mirrors Arlen Ness $150

• Controls $1199

• Custom $1399

• Custom Wheels Yamaha USA $4000

Yamaha XV 1900
Yamaha XV 1900

• Custom Pulley from Yamaha USA

• Chrome switchblocks, mastercylinder’s, forks and fork covers

• Lowering kit $300

• Custom and rear fenders from Ness $2000

• Side Number plate $400

around $3000 worth of the blue bike is a far more creation, one that really heads according to Taylor. He that he was quite surprised at the from people on the street who saw it tested.

When asked engine mods, Taylor that performance was secondary to the appeal of these cruisers, It’s more about the and that if you get the image right the job is much done. However Taylor did confirm the exhaust modifications make mild to power output (a couple of and that the acoustics of the motorcycles greatly from the new exhaust

Could this be the start of a new to develop highly customised cruisers in the local market? this space…

For contact check out Taylor

To comment on this article here Published. Thursday, 15 2010

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