swiss builder GS mashin instills gothic architectural themes into XV950 ultra for yamaha
 
swiss builder GS mashin instills gothic architectural themes into XV950 ultra for yamaha
jan 18, 2016

swiss builder GS mashin instills gothic architectural themes into XV950 ultra for yamaha

swiss builder GS mashin instills gothic architectural themes into XV950 ultra for yamaha
all images courtesy of yamaha

 

 

 

yamaha, and first-time collaborators GS mashin delivered an original interpretation of the popular sports heritage yamaha ‘XV950’ motorcycle. founder of GS mashin tom mosimann, was influenced by gothic architecture to create the low ‘XV950 ultra’. the race styled motorcycle also includes big narrow wheels and clip-on panels in a standout black-yellow-white color scheme. working from a small garage in bern, switzerland, GS mashin completed 95% of the build with just a few tools: an angle grinder, a bag of sand and a hammer. the external streamlining panels were handmade from 1.5 mm steel sheets with the mounts cut from a stainless steel pipe. a small floodlight sits inside the fairing with two integrated turn signals. 

yamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-02the external streamlining panels were handmade from 1.5 mm steel sheets

 

 

 

the custom fuel tank is also handcrafted from the same steel with the upper edge make with a trimming press. the lower section is cut from the original ‘XV950’ fuel tank. one of the standout elements of the build has to be the clean prototype rear suspension units built k-tech. the hand crafted steel tail unit wraps around a rear light unit and the seat is hand stitched with leatherwork by jose rey saddlery. the aluminum upper fork crown is without the holes for the risers to continue with the minimal aesthetic.

yamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-03the ‘XV950 ultra’ introduces a prototype rear suspension unityamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-04the build includes big narrow wheelsyamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-05GS mashin completed 95% of the build with just a few toolsyamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-06the rounded speedometeryamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-07the black-yellow-white custom fuel tank yamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-08the ‘XV950 ultra’ sits low to add to the racing style yamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-09the gothic themes can found in the fairing detailsyamaha-GS-mashin-XV950-ultra-designboom-10GS mashin left the air-cooled 60-degree SOHC v-twin engine untouched

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