Written by Donny Ariyanto
Simple and aggressive. This was the build brief for our today’s feature bike. This neat Yamaha SR500 is one such build by us as a representative for our customer. He wanted to build a bike that would be fun for short commutes around the city, he first heard about the SR500 one year ago, and instantly fell in love with the idea of a single-cylinder half-liter bike. The design was mostly influenced with a simply model and worth for daily ride. Utilizing the classic single for the build, we decided the engine needed no work, and to focus on improving the aesthetics of the machine. The first aspect that needed to be touched up was the stance. And now with our pride, we are introducing our new latest build, THE BIFFY with a 1982 Yamaha SR500 as a donor.
Taking inspiration from the final design before, the machine has had the stock rims powder coated in black, laced with aluminum 18X3.00 and 18X3.50 inch spokes and wrapped with 4.00-18 and 4.50-18 Firestone tires for front and back. Hand formed custom tank, side cover and front fender are made from 1.2 mm galvanized plate and the beautifully finished seat was covered in house. The classic gold brown combined with silver stripes and Yamaha logo were done by Komet Studio in Jakarta, who finished the bodywork using Sikkens base coat and varnish. For front forks we choose 41 mm telescopic shock included Nissin master cylinder and caliper for brake system, that instantly transform the bikes handling, safety and appearance. A set of fatbar handlebars and custom headlight sits between them, mounted on the lower triple tree. Upgrades to the SR500 performance come in from custom stainless steel exhaust system.
It’s a great bike, not uncomfortable as you could think, and ready to use for daily ride. We states that modify this bike with the purpose of earning our customers satisfaction and pride. And we think can safely assume have done that with this build. So….Please welcome “THE BIFFY”.
- Body Custom by STUDIO MOTOR
- Painting & Airbrush by KOMET Studio
- 41 mm Telescopic Front End Shock
- TK Japan 18X3.00 Inch & 18X3.50 Inch
- Firestone Tires 4.00-18 & 4.50-18
- YSS Z-Series Rear Shock
- Custom Swing Arm
- Aftermarket Headlight
- Custom Exhaust by STUDIO MOTOR
STUDIO MOTOR Custom Bike