Based on a 1980 Yamaha SR250, built for Cocolea furniture and Photographed at Balter Brewery, Gold Coast.
This SR250 came to me in boxes with a half hacked frame and a lot of missing parts. When I was contacted to build a show piece with some outlandish design ideas by Melbourne's Cocolea Furniture I figured the Yamaha would fit the bill perfectly. The constraints on the build were no black, polished metal and a sleek racer look. The custom work featured on this bike includes a lot of polished, chromed and copper coated components, re-laced rims and some Shinko tyres that really gave it that racer stance.
Major fabrication points were the rear swing arm and under-slung suspension, the spade shaped sub frame and the additional down tube to support the pull shock mounted under the gearbox. The tank and hand made tail piece have been finished in an aluminium and copper sheet panelling to suit with the style of the Cocolea aviator style furniture. Another piece that draws a lot of attention is the custom fabricated under mount handle bars, built to keep the bike very low slung and compliment the geometry of the prototyped Purpose Built Moto Rearset foot pegs