Yamaha SR500 by Auto Fabrica

Oct 13, 2015

Category: Rides

In the world of custom motorcycles, it’s sometimes tough to create something that hasn’t already been done before. So, when English workshop Auto Fabrica set out to build a custom Yamaha SR500, the company made sure that they did just that.

It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form. Of course, the SR500 already had good bones, so stripping it down to basics was probably the best approach, anyway. Auto Fabrica’s take on the bike perfectly balances the old school look with modern flair. Most notable about this bike is its tank, which was crafted from a 2mm sheet of aluminum. It holds 15 liters. Thanks to the fact that the company also used aluminum for the seat and tail unit, the build’s weight was greatly reduced. The fork was dropped 2 inches in the front, and the rear was raised with Marzocchi shocks to create an impressive visual balance. Slap a neutral gray on the tank and seat unit, with a white highlight on the tank, and you’ve got yourself a good-looking hunk of metal.

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