EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: When it comes to motorcycle taste, there’s an endless spectrum. Some folks like ’em big, some small. Some like ’em fast, some slow. Some like ’em old-fashioned, some like ’em contemporary. And some folks like to leave bikes as they came from the factory, and some don’t. Haz – the seller of this head-turning Yamaha – is clearly one of those who don’t. Heavily customised from a frankly boring Yamaha XVS650, this bike is as much a work of art as it is a means of transport. Actually, I shouldn’t describe the mid-size V-Star as boring. They’re a great bike – small enough to be manageable by LAMS riders but big enough to look and feel like a ‘proper’ bike – and blessed with very competent performance and handling. Not to mention Yamaha build quality and reliability, of course. The workmanship from Nightcraft Bobbers appears first class, and the bling is eye-catching without being absurd. We reckon buyers for this one will love it at first glance, and spend a whole bunch of time keeping it spotless and putting it on show.