Kimura’s ‘Faster Son’ encompasses Yamaha’s past and present

Custom-bike-building legend Shinya Kimura’s ‘official’ Yamaha MT-07 – named ‘Faster Son’ – is a brand-new motorcycle, utilising the latest technology but with styling that tips its hat to famous Yamahas of old...

A synchronous blend

Kimura rarely does ‘new’ builds but, given that his very first bike was a Yamaha, the ‘Faster Son’ seems an apt creation for the renowned figure in the custom world. Keen to emphasise that this isnt a replica of an icon (though certain aspects hark back to certain bikes, the green highlights from the classic XS1, for example), ‘Faster Son’ was designed to respect the past, but with a philosophy that’s right in the present. It’s old and new in a synchronous blend...

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