...The Bikes

​Starting with some simpler builds, and moving to the more complicated. 

1982 Yamaha XV920J

Too many pics, with way too many modifications to list, so feel free to peruse !

Nothing too drastic here, just an subtle tribute to our european brothers with some naked Cafe style and a pleasant rumble of a throaty V-Twin.  



- R1 Front Fork/ Rear shock

​- Benelli Mojave tank

- Custom rear drum link

- Mikuni VM34's

- Acewell Digital Gauge

- Artisan Steerer/ subframe/ rear sets 




Mr Copper...XV1000.  Like it or hate it, this bike is one of the most "polarizing" we have built.  From the huge oversized rubber, to the deep growl  from the custom exhaust, this bike demands attention, and always gets it.


- Benelli Mojave 260 tank - widened raw polished 

- Artisan aluminum one piece subframe/ seat

- Artisan rear sets

- Mac's 2-1 Slash-cut Exhaust

- 2002 Yamaha R1 Fork with Artisan Steerer

Yamaha YX600 (Radian) 16" front wheel

GR650 "Tempter" Rear-to-front conversion

Mr Copper

True Classic cafe style. Nice twin cylinder rumble thanks to the Jama Engineering shorty exhaust.  Air box removal with pod install (with the associated jetting issues...this bike was a pain!)

Classic Suzuki yellow painted frame. Fiberglass rear cafe seat.

© The Artisan 2016

Rear Drum linkage


Building extremely cool bikes like this one is one of the reasons we go through the work we do.  Our take on a Greg Hagaman inspired look, (with a little bit added from Classified Moto as well) 

GR650 "Tempter" Rear-to-front conversion

- 1982 Yamaha XV920J (Virago)
- Fork:  Stock lowered with aftermarket springs/gaitors/ CNC Cross Brace
- Wheels:  Stock rear, YZF600 Radian Front wheel
- Brakes:  Stock XV920
​* Other:   One piece Artisan Aluminum subframe, Artisan rear sets/linkage, modified harness w/relay delete, rear ignition, Norton-Manx Fibreglass tank