Walt Siegl’s name is synonymous with classy, high-end Ducati customs. So it’s a little unusual to see a smaller displacement Japanese motorcycle roll out of his workshop—in this case a Yamaha XS400.
Walt built the bike for the personal assistant of one of his customers. Grace owns a couple of small vintage bikes, but needed something more capable of keeping up with traffic. Walt explains how the project came about: “She asked me who I might recommend to build her a bike, and her boss mentioned her need for a bigger machine as well. I finally got the hint, and since I was secretly waiting for a Japanese project, I offered her the build.”
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