The incomparable Yokohama Hot Rod Custom Show went down this past weekend, and as usual the brightest stars of the Japanese custom scene pulled out all the stops. We weren’t there in person this time, but thanks to social media we’ve already earmarked our favorite builds from the show. Here’s the first: a genre-defying Ducati Multistrada from 46Works.

46Works is the current project of Shiro Nakajima, the original founder of the Japanese powerhouse Ritmo Sereno. He now lives a quieter life at the base of the Yatsugatake Mountain range, in a gorgeous wooden building that also contains his home workshop.

Nakajima-san spends a lot of his weekends either on the track, or on a multitude of nearby B-roads, on two wheels and four. So he has a thing for building machines that are actually good runners.

That ethos is on full display in this 2005 Ducati Multistrada 1000

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