Organized by Yamaha, the Yard Built brings together the cream of the world’s bikes builders to create the winning design for its #backtothedrawingboard competition. Barbara Custom Motocycle won the contest by delivering a blasting version of the XSR 700, “The Disruptive”.
Bad winners took up the challenge of its realization despite a disturbed period to give birth to this Street Tracker which turns out to be a real little bomb.
Yard Built looks back on this adventure with a mini documentary of four episodes, the opportunity for Benoît and Walid to tell us about this Yard Built 2020 experience and the building of the XSR 700 “the Disruptive” which Bad Winners has just launched on the market.
Bad Winners’ existence, participating in the Yard Built and delivering one of its most prominent preparations represents a certain achievement?
Yes, we have been working on the Bad Winners project for ten years. Against all odds the project has developed in a resolutely DIY spirit despite all sorts of constraints and with few means at the beginning. The leitmotiv has been to do, redo, do again, Makers obliges…
Over the years we have acquired a reputation and a reputation that has allowed us to be highlighted by the specialized media : Bike Exif, Built, Pipe Burn, Cafe Racer Magazine, Petrol head…
This recognition has enabled us to establish close relationships with several brands that supply us with the vehicles on which we develop our preparations and motorcycle kits. Today we collaborate with brands such as: Royal Enfield, Husqvarna, Sc Project and of course Yamaha.
Recently references from the motorcycle world have trusted us to prepare their bike, I think in particular of Charles Leclerc the Ferrari F1 racer for whom we made the Apex 2.0 from a 701 Vitpilen Husqvarna.
Taking part in the Yard Built is therefore a recognition that confirms that our initial intuitions were good: Less is more… ” Our “preparation” philosophy lies in a concern for dynamic and technical improvement of the vehicles. The result is a minimalist design, with sometimes sharp lines that reflect the performance and aggressiveness of the motorcycles we prepare.