Over the last few years, French custom motorcycle studio George Woodman Garage has made a name for itself by building stunning two-wheeled projects with beautiful wooden panels – a signature touch of the studio. Its latest build is a fully-customized race bike which uses a Yamaha XSR 700 as the base and features a full fairing made out of wood. It is not the first time that George Woodman, whose real name is Sébastien Valliergues, created a custom XSR 700 with his signature wooden touch. Back in 2017, George Woodman Garage was selected by Yamaha to represent France for the Yard Built 2017. The result was the beautiful Hanko Custom. However, the latest XSR 700 project named ‘Hommage’ has a distinct design.
The highlight of the Hommage motorbike is its beautifully crafted wooden fairing that takes inspiration from the old race motorcycles. The full fairing is entirely carved out of beech wood. It has an overlay of fiberglass and resin to keep it stable – a process which is also used for making wooden surfboards. If you look closely, the fairing is made from small strips of wood that were painstakingly put together and shaped. It was manually finished by hand with a grinder and various sanding-discs. The rest of the motorbike is finished in gloss black and gets gold accents that match the color of the polished wooded fairing and other panels. The custom motorcycle is also fitted with performance upgrades such as a rear set by Gilles, a Rizoma fuel tap, Xrace exhaust, KN filters, and Ohlins fork and monoshock. The seat gets hand-stitched leather and also gets a wooden single piece panel. This one-of-a-kind motorcycle is up for sale and George Woodman says it can be shipped anywhere in the world.