Yamaha SR500 Custom Cafe Racer
Marc bought the bike part-finished from the builder Retrograde Mechanica. (It already had light frame mods, the pipes, and the new seat and tank.) Marc wanted to ramp up the dynamics of the bike, so he fitted a shortened supermotard front end and laced a 17″x 4.25″ rim onto the original rear hub. He also fitted 4-pot caliper brakes with a 320mm disc and a Brembo master cylinder.
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The Yamaha was bought in september 2010, a few kilometers north of Västervik on the east coast of Sweden. The bike was in good condition with all the original parts shining on the right places. But the story realy starts with a farmer’s approach to the classic cafe racer.
I am educated farmer with a baccelor in design. My biggest interest in design is not the massproduced quantitys of the industry, but what people can do with their own hands. In other words, solving design needs farmer’s way. A tradition with a totaly different approach to quality. Less chrome and less expensive materials, but a lot more care taken to proportions, lines and a story to tell. This bike is a combination of farmer’s design and garage custom.
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Yamaha TZR 250 by 98Racing
A look at these 2-stroke bikes I think we have now been outlawed, indeed a pity that so many good basis to create the cafe racer should be dismissed for administrative and regulatory reasons, this wonderful Yamaha TZR 250 from Japan that the country has always pushed both of these small displacements at both 2 and 4 stroke
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Motor Rock is a fantastic, boutique custom motorcycle garage based in Japan, they opened their doors in 2004 and have produced a series of notable and unique bikes since. This beautiful, fully faired Yamaha SR400 custom is one of their more traditional offerings, the bike has been heavily modified from front to back with not a whole lot of the stock SR400 remaining.
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