A laid-back Yamaha SR250 SE from Hookie Co.

Slowly Does It: Hookie’s laid-back Yamaha SR250 SE

Most people associate motorcycles with speed. But this pretty little SR250 SE from Hookie Co. is all about slowing down and enjoying life. With just 20 horsepower on tap, a mid-80s SR250 isn’t going to break any speed records. (Braking is via good old-fashioned drums.) But that’s just fine for Nico Mueller, the Dresden-based designer…

Yamaha SR250 cafe racer built by the English motorcycle workshop Auto Fabrica.

Auto Fabrica Type 4 Yamaha SR250

For the past few weeks, I’ve had a KTM Freeride 350 in my garage—a press bike on loan. The most striking thing about the KTM is its weight, which is a smidge under 100 kg (220 lbs). My own Moto Guzzi V7 Classic is no heavyweight either, at 182 kg dry, but the KTM feels…

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Yamaha SR250 ‘AG HOC’

We’ve used the term ‘low-key’ to describe Ad Hoc’s David Gonzalez before. His latest release—an audacious Yamaha SR250—is anything but. This cheeky-looking scrambler was built to appeal to the urban and extreme sports sensibilities of its young owner. “The first thing that came to mind was to make a motorcycle ‘thug,’” David says of their…

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Yamaha SR250 by Auto Fabrica

The SR400 has been around for a while as a popular custom donor bike, but we shouldn’t overlook its little 250cc brother, which is equally simple in construction and, as demonstrated by the UK’s new-kids-on-the-custom-block Auto Fabrica, it can make a cracking little custom street bike. This is their third build, otherwise known as the…

Yamaha SR250 by Moto-Mucci

Two years ago, Dave Mucci scored a king hit with his Honda CX500 custom—one of our most popular bikes of all time. And now he’s…

Reborn Yamaha SR250

This slim and agile Yamaha SR250 street tracker is the first product from a new Barcelona workshop called Reborn Motors. Light and maneuverable, it’s perfect…

CRD #4: Yamaha SR250

When I was a lad growing up in England, 500cc was considered a ‘big’ motorcycle. Machines such as the Honda CB750 and Kawasaki Zeds were…