What is a Brat Style Motorcycle? Our Definition

XLH 1200 Sportster by Brat Style Japan
XLH 1200 Sportster by Brat Style Japan

With all of the motorcycle classifications out there and all of the slang terms applied to bikes these days, we hear a lot of people asking ”what the heck does brat style mean, what’s a bratstyle motorcycle?”

Like a lot of custom styles, there is no hard and fast bratstyle definition. Often, you just sort of know one when you see one. Here at BikeBound, we realized that we needed some definition of various custom styles/genres in order to proper classify the bikes we feature. Plus, looking toward a definition of various styles can be a fun lesson in the history of bike-building.

History of Brat Style

Brat Style Yamaha SR400
Yamaha SR400 by Brat Style Japan (Notice Solo Seat)

As you may or may not know, the term brat or brat style has its origins in one specific shop in Tokyo, Japan, run by Go Takamine:  Brat Style.  Basically, Takamine’s shop developed a distinct design language with their builds, and as their customs were imitated across the world, the proper name “Brat Style” became the generic, oft-hashtagged term #bratstyle, sort of like Kleenex or Q-Tip or Xerox. This is probably one of the highest achievements you could hope for as a builder/designer–to have a style so well-known, it’s named after you. (This is known as an eponym, if you care.)

Many of Brat Style Japan’s builds are based on the Yamaha XS650, SR400, and other small displacement Japanese bikes (metrics) with mildly modified frames, as well as older Harley Sportsters. During the pre-recession chopper craze, when chunky-tired, chromium monstrosities were being poured out of US-based shops like Orange County Choppers, Brat Style Japan’s bikes stood out in stark aesthetic contrast:  they were dark, low, mean, and cheap. They had rear suspension, so you could ride them without breaking your back, and you could actually build one without breaking the bank. They had an old-school purity that harked back to the matte-painted hot rods of the post-WWII era.

The Nitty-Gritty:  a Brat Style Definition

We are going to attempt a working definition of brat style here. What brat style means to us. This is not the only definition, but it’s the BikeBound definition, the one we will use to classify featured customs on the blog:

A brat style bike is a non-rigid custom with either a flat, slab seat long enough to ride two-up, or a solo seat lowered via mild frame modification.  It has a lowered stance with most unnecessary equipment removed–fairings, chrome, etc. Handlebars can be mini-apes, superbike bars, or motocross bars–but no clip-ons.  Moto-styled bars often skew the bike toward the category of “brat tracker,” especially if slightly knobby tires are fitted.

To summarize, a brat typically has:

  • Sprung rear (no hardtail)
  • Flat, slab seat or lowered solo seat
  • Mini-apes or dirt-style bars (no clip-ons)
  • Fenders bobbed, fairings and chrome removed
Brat-Style-XS650
Yamaha XS650 by Brat Style Japan

Bratstyle Today

KZ650-Brat-Tracker
KZ650 “Brat Tracker” by Alex Veaone

Today, there is a large movement toward bratstyle bikes around the world. The major push is coming in the Asian and Australian markets, but a lot of customs are coming out of the United States as well. Monster Craftsman and Visual Impact both offer brat kits for the Yamaha XS650, one of the most popular platforms for brat builds. These require only minor cutting and welding.

Unlike the streetfighter genre, the brat trend has not been adopted by any factory manufacturers. This is probably the best, in that part of the mystique of this style is the low-down, almost garage-built look.

Where to Look for Bratstyle Inspiration

We wish we could give a hard and fast definition of what a bratstyle motorcycle is, but like many other types of bikes, it is an individual concept of the bike that truly defines bratstyle and makes is stand out from a bobber or cafe racer.

Tell us:  what’s your definition of brat style?

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  3. Dương Tôn Vinh

    Tôi xin lỗi trước, vì tôi chỉ biết tiếng Việt, tôi cũng rất quan tâm đến Bratstyle vì đây là style mà tôi rất yêu thích. Và dưới đây là vài thông điệp suy nghĩ của tôi muốn gửi đến #bikebound
    Riêng về Bratstyle tại sao lại không có trong sơ đồ dáng xe Classic. Là bởi vì nó là một dáng mới, một style mới, nó là một chiếc Classic pha trộn giữa 2 đến 3 dáng cùng một lúc. Tuy nhiên là mới nhưng nó xuất hiện cũng từ rất lâu, ở đây khi hoàn thành sản phẩm bạn sẽ không khỏi thắc mắc vì dễ nhầm nó ở nhiều dáng xe như Brat, Brat-Bob, scrambler, flattracker…. *”Cụ thể hơn thì nó pha trộn nguyên phần đầu của Flattracker (ghi đông, phuộc trước, vỏ xe), phần chân bên dưới được pha trộn từ Brat Bob ( bánh trước cao to, có thể là bánh 18 hay 19 in, bánh sau có thể là 16 in hoặc là 17 in) và phần thân xe được pha trộn từ yên ghế ngồi của Brat/Brat-Bob/Scrambler (cũng chính là 3 phần chính của Bratstyle)”*. Kế đến là bình xăng lớn của một số dáng xe motor khác như là: flat tracker, bobber, scrambler và custom riêng của Bratstyle theo ý của mình.
    Vì sao khi mình nói nó là một style mới mẻ, thì chính xác hơn khi bạn custom mà có *”3 phần chính của Bratstyle”* kết hợp thêm một số chi tiết của các dòng xe cổ điển, đều có thể cho ra một dáng riêng của bạn đó gọi là Bratstyle.
    Nó thật sự mới mẻ, và không tạo cảm giác nhàm chán.
    #vietstyle_custom #bratstyle #vietnam_motorcycle_classic
    Cảm ơn đã chịu khó đọc bài viết.

    Translation via Google Translate:

    I apologize in advance, because I only know Vietnamese, I am very interested in Bratstyle because this is my favorite style. And here are some thoughts I want to send to #bikebound
    Regarding Bratstyle why not in the Classic design. Because it is a new look, a new style, it is a Classic mix of two to three designs at the same time. It’s new, but it’s been around for a long time. Here it is, when you finish your product, you will not be surprised at how easy it is to find it in cars like Brat, Brat-Bob, scrambler, flattracker. * “More specifically, it blends the first part of the Flattracker, the bottom part is mixed with Brat Bob (high front wheel, can be 18 or 19 in. The rear wheel can be 16 in. Or 17 in.) And the chassis is blended from the Brat / Brat-Bob / Scrambler seat (which is also the three main parts of Bratstyle). Next is the large gas tank of some other motor designs such as: flat tracker, bobber, scrambler and custom custom Bratstyle at his will.
    Why when I say it is a new style, more precisely when you custom that * “3 main parts of Bratstyle” * combines some details of the classic car, can give a Your own design is called Bratstyle.
    It’s really new, and does not make sense of boredom.
    #vietstyle_custom #bratstyle #vietnam_motorcycle_classic
    Thanks for reading the article.

  4. Chas Coop

    Nice looking bikes, but I would class them as Bobbers with the only difference in seating, which is definitely uncomfortable looking. I would not want to ride a plank seat very far, soft tail or not.
    There are many European and Asian Bobbers that look the same, some hard and some soft tail.
    If I saw one on the street I would consider it one of many Bobber mods.

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