Brat bike

Transform your motorcycle into a unique brat bike with these inspiring ideas. Discover the perfect style and modifications to create a one-of-a-kind ride.
Moto Guzzi, Yamaha Sr500, Yamaha 250, Sr 500, Brat Bike, Moto Scrambler, Honda Scrambler, Tracker Motorcycle, Moto 50cc

Critics are sure to dismiss this Yamaha SR500 for its lack of fenders, or its trials rubber. But to hell with them. For builder Boy Janssen it's the perfect country road whip, and it's crammed with lovely details. Boy lives in the Dutch countryside, wrenching in his home workshop as Pancake Customs. You may remember his Yamaha XT600, built for faffing around in the dunes: Now he's back with a squared-off 1978 SR500, in a cool modern tracker style. “The bike had been sitting in my workshop…

Emmanuel Cairo
Yamaha Xs 650. Low, firestone-clad brat bike, with a glossy brass patina tank Sp2 Vw, Estilo Cafe Racer, Brat Motorcycle, Xjr 1300, Brat Bike, Yamaha Xs650, Мотоциклы Harley Davidson, Moto Scrambler, Motorbike Art

Like all aesthetic pursuits, customizing motorcycles is mostly an exercise in personal taste. So when we told Philippe Lagente that his Yamaha XS650 might get less than favorable comments, his response was: “I don't mind—and I love to ride it.” Based in Toulouse, France, Philippe builds bikes as Soyouz Cycles—an after-hours hobby which he describes as “just a bunch of friends sharing a garage.” And while his build might tick all the wrong boxes for some folks, we dig it for reasons that we…

Walter Leukam