Thrive’s Stovepipe Yamaha

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Thrive’s build of the 1968 custom Yamaha XS650 draws inspiration from an unlikely place: inside the home. Their custom bike references the form of the common wood stove, pairing a matte black body with long wheels. Lean as a stovepipe, the design boasts an overhauled engine and handmade bodywork, with details in matte black, dark brown, brass, and copper.

Images courtesy Lennard Schuurmans © Thrive Motorcycles

Davide

Davide

Davide was born and raised in the tiny Piemonte town of Biella, world-famous for its textiles and the hometown of Michaelangelo Pistoletto. A life-long passion for design and innovation led Davide to New York City, where he lives with his family. He created Gessato in 2006, and he's been pioneering new communication tools and techniques ever since.

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