Yamaha has no plans to bring the XJR1300 to America…or does it? Why else, then, commission New York-based customizer Keinosuke “Keino” Sasaki to build a bike called Rhapsody in Blue? According to Yamaha Europe, the project sprang from a search for future inspiration for its Sports Heritage range of bikes. Keino’s creation has a slimmer and lower hand-crafted gas tank, and a handcrafted tailpiece. You won’t find anything like the springer-style front end on a bike like this. A host of other upgrades––Brembo brakes, a custom handlebar, rear shocks that match the springer fork, and a striking side exhaust¬¬––practically cry out for a production version with at least some of these features.