Bike Of The Day: Makato Endo’s Yamaha SR400 Cafe Racer


The Yamaha SR400 was the poster youngster of the “new wave” {custom} scene again in ’08/’09. Because of workshops like Deus Ex Machina and the multitude of gorgeous {custom} SRs constructed by Japanese lovers, the evergreen thumper left an enduring impression on {custom} lovers worldwide.

Sadly, Yamaha put an finish to the SR’s spectacular 43-year manufacturing run in 2021, however that hasn’t made the Japanese icon any much less interesting. Cafe racer styled builds are a scorching favorite with SR homeowners and this magnificence by Japanese SR fanatic Makato (Mac) Endo is a superb instance of the way it’s finished proper.

Mac has owned his beloved 1996 SR400 for greater than 20 years. This newest iteration of the bike was 7 months within the making and has seen it reimagined as a “neo-cafe racer”. Mac kicked issues off by handpicking a protracted checklist of aftermarket components to suit to the bike. He then took his SR alongside to the workshop of Flakes Customcycles. Below Mac’s instruction, Flakes tore the SR down and commenced rebuilding it utilizing his trick new components.

A number of the stand-out options of this SR400 cafe racer are the rubber-mounted BSA Brooklands alloy gasoline tank and a Peyton Place cowl. There’s additionally a {custom} twin exhaust system and a set of Imola-style facet covers. And the Cognito Moto and Motogadget gauges behind the fairing sit in a custom-made sprint of Mac’s personal design.

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Though the whole construct checklist on this placing Yamaha SR400 runs so long as your arm the completed result’s impeccably clear and uncluttered. Its {custom} builds like this magnificence that may have folks looking for out Yamaha SR400s for their very own initiatives for years to come back.




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