” Working in a small garage with a minimal collection of tools, Dimitar Kostadinov of Sofia, Bulgaria, produced this breath of fresh air. Based on a 1984 Yamaha XJ900, even Dimitar’s choice of machine defies convention.
Now 42, the builder says he’s been interested in motorcycles his whole life, but didn’t get his first bike, a Ducati S2R 800, until four years ago.
“I am in no way a professional builder, or even a mechanic,” Dimitar explains. “I’m actually a marketing consultant. But I have an electrical engineering degree and generally handle maintenance and repairs myself, so I am no stranger to having my hands in oil.”
He first noticed an XJ900 at a friend’s garage, and Dimitar instantly liked the rugged simplicity of the motorcycle. Details such as the air-cooled engine, shaft drive and no fuel pump made the Yamaha look, at least to Dimitar, like a bulletproof bike. ”
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