” Two years ago, John Ryland finished his first customer build—a groundbreaking Yamaha XV920 that effectively launched Classified Moto onto the custom scene. The bike was a huge hit, and prompted a flood of requests from customers for similar builds.
One of those requests was from Biker’s Cafe in Dubai. “They wanted a replica to ride and display at the café,” says Ryland. “But the time allocated to the build was short, and we were in danger of missing the delivery deadline.” So Ryland asked Bob Ranew, owner of the original XV920, if he’d ship his bike (with upgrades) to Dubai and let Ryland build him a new one. Ranew agreed, and here’s the result. ”
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