” Yamaha has embraced the new wave custom culture by giving its new Bolt to eight builders in North America—and giving them carte blanche to rework the bike. We’ve already seen Roland Sands’ tracker-inspired Bolt, and now it’s the turn of Chappell Customs.
Rob Chappell is based in Ontario, Canada and brother Chris in Los Angeles. As soon as the word came in from Yamaha that a bike was waiting for them, Rob got on a plane, hooked up with his brother, and drove over to Yamaha’s office in Cypress, CA to collect the Bolt. “Literally the moment we unloaded it from the truck, we took a few photos and tore it apart and down to the frame,” Rob reports. ”
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