When a bike builder calls our magazine to tout a hot new custom, it's often a project he's been commissioned to craft for a customer. The creative cabal at Baron Custom Accessories is known for wringing sizzling horsepower out of stock Yamahas, so when John Vaughan-Chaldy (the "Baron") rang to let us in on his latest mutation, we chimed, "Who's it for, and what's the engine like?" We were surprised on both counts. For one, the bike was the builder's own 2001 Yamaha Midnight Star, slated for the beauty pageant circuit, and two, it was mechanically almost bone-stock. But Vaughan-Chaldy rushed to assure us the lustrous custom, dubbed "After Midnight," would not remain sluggish for long.