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Blown Away

CUSTOM bikes by definition are hand-made realisations of a builder’s creative vision, even if most fit within well-established genres. In theory, no two should ever be alike, although many are. And then there’s Luke Crampton’s supercharged XT500 Yamaha.

“IT PRODUCES 30PSI BOOST WHEN ACCELERATING AND 6PSI AT IDLE”

“My father raced bikes in the 1950s; I like building radical vehicles and going fast,” says Luke, of Cessnock workshop Crampton Customs. “I have owned XT500s since I was 13 years old and wanted to build a

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