While the Yamaha SR250 may not seem like the most likely candidate for customization, the little air-cooled mono-cylinder commuter machine has become a favorite among custom bike builders. While the first-generation bike was only available for a few years in the USA, the Euro models remain plentiful, affordable, hard-to-kill machines.
“I started my experience in Ducati and Kawasaki dealership in Reggio Calabria. A few years later, I moved to Perugia and worked for a Suzuki dealer. In 2009 I moved to Milano and worked for Collezione Motociclistica Milanese restorations and more. In 2013 I opened my own workshop, Via Gardone 22 Milano.”
The Yamaha SR250 you see here is a 1998 model, built for one of GP’s customers, a “lady biker.” The result is a lightweight, stylish runabout sure to turn heads in Italy and beyond. We especially love GP’s red and silver take on the iconic Yamaha Speed Block paint scheme and the functional yet minimal mudguards. Below, we get the full story on the build.
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Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Retro Bikes Croatia-According to headman Zeljko of Retro Bikes Croatia, his nation doesn’t have much in the way of a small bike culture. Instead, he says, people tend to buy the biggest bike they can get. Zeljko […]
Yamaha SR250 Restomod by Jadus-Jake Snowdon is a mechanical engineer living in Malmö, Sweden, who started his company, Jadus Motorcycle Parts, designing and producing a range of high-quality custom parts for specific models like the Yamaha SR250. Jake loves […]
Yamaha SR250 Brat by Greasers Garage-The Yamaha SR250 makes for a sweet little runabout — particularly when it’s touched by the hands of a gifted builder. This ’83 SR250, nicknamed Diavoletta (Little She-Devil), was built as the city run-around machine […]
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Yamaha SR250 Scrambler by Trintaeum Motorcycles-Trinta&Um Motorcycles was founded by a group of friends in Porto, Portugal, in 2013. The crew consists of welders, mechanics, videographers, designers–every role needed to make a successful custom shop. Antonio Camilo–Toni–and the team have […]
Yamaha SR250 Tracker by XTR Pepo-Pepo Rosell was the man behind one of the biggest names in the custom bike scene, Radical Ducati. Nearly two years ago, Pepo closed down Radical Ducati and took a 12-month sabbatical. When the master […]