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Yamaha XS-V1 Sakura:

 

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Another concept from 2007’s bumper crop was Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura, which illustrated just how good a retro-styled twin could look in the 21st century. Only now, years later, are bikes like Triumph’s latest Bonneville derivatives starting to get on board with some of the neo-retro elements displayed on the Sakura.

Check out details like that cast aluminium – or cast aluminium-effect – side panel, which so perfectly matches the finish of the engine cases. Or that LED headlight, which combines an old-school shape with futuristic detailing. The air-cooled, DOHC twin-cylinder engine, purpose-made for the Sakura, was also a nice touch.

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r1limited

and now we have the xs07 yea


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bornagainbiker
58 minutes ago, Beemer said:

IDK, that color and that mix match of styles, cruiser/café.

I know what you mean about the colour and styling, but it shows potential, at least as a starting point.

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