Autofabrica Type 11

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When a custom bike shop is ready to offer more than one example of a given bike, the donor bikes need to be relatively easy to track down. Surest way to do that is to base your builds on new bikes. But what if you’re a shop known and commended for your one-off creations, built on vintage, classic, or otherwise out-of-production motorcycles?

You could do what Essex-based shop Autofabrica did with Type 11. They started their project with what they named Prototype Three — taking a 1977 Yamaha XS750 and molding it into a sculpted, minimalist bike with an elongated, hand formed aluminum tank, minimized fairing, and upswept, hand shaped exhaust.

Using Prototype Three as the driving inspiration, they designed Prototype One and Two which are built from new Yamaha XSR900s. Prototype One doesn’t even have a headlight — it’s stripped down and track-focused. Prototype Two, however, is the version Autofabrica will be building to order (in very limited numbers) for those who want a custom vision of the present, that draws its inspiration from the past. Learn more at Autofabrica.

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