Old Speed Factory
I hate to admit it, because I am such a fucking newbie to the motorcycle scene, but it's bikes like this that motivate me to make more money.
A shitload of more money.
I want to own a dozen. Or more.
There are so many gorgeous custom motorcycles out there to choose from.
How the hell do you pick just one? Answer: You don't. And you can't.
From Bike EXIF:
"I’m finding it harder and harder to get excited by the Japanese custom scene these days. Along with checkered stripes and the whole Ace Café aesthetic, it’s starting to feel a little tired. This is the first Japanese bike that’s caught my eye for a while, and ironically it’s that old standby, the Yamaha SR. It’s from a new shop called Old Speed Factory, based in Nagoya—which is also home to Motor Rock and An-Bu.
This particular SR appeals to me because the lines are in perfect balance: the seat and rear fender just work beautifully with the sinuous exhaust system. The wheels are 21-inch at the front and 18-inch at the back, adding to the poise of the bike, but I’m not sure the drum brakes will be up to the job. Granted, an SR500 thumper is not the quickest of bikes and not the easiest to tune, but Old Speed Factory has taken the brute force route: the motor has been bored out from 87mm to 95mm, hiking capacity from 499 to 623cc."