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Yamaha SR500 by Blitz

Yamaha SR500 custom
Blitz Motorcycles of France kicked up a storm when we featured their BMW R60/2 last month. It was raw and dark, and Blitz have continued the theme with their latest build—’Honda Tank‘. Despite that tank, it’s actually a 1993 Yamaha SR500. And the grungy looks belie the amount of work that has gone into the bike. The engine has been fitted with a Mikuni VM34 carburetor, sucking through a K&N. Gases are expelled through a short no-nonsense muffler. A hand-made tail has been welded to the powdercoated frame, and the wheels, bars and crankcase have been powdercoated to match. Blitz then lowered ‘Honda Tank’ almost two inches, rewired it, and fitted a handcrafted seat unit and rear fender. There’s a Bates-style light at the front and a repro Lucas taillight, and it all hangs together very nicely indeed. [Photos by Thomas Caplain.]

Yamaha SR500 custom
Yamaha SR500 custom
Yamaha SR500 custom
Yamaha SR500 custom