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Yamaha SR500 street tracker

Yamaha SR500 street tracker by Randall Cordero
Randall Cordero is one of America’s top motorcycle photographers, and his shots of this ‘bumblebee’ Yamaha caught our eye. This 1978 500cc thumper is owned by veteran rider Russ Somers, an art director for Simpson Race Products. It’s packing a White Brothers cam, a flatside carb and a SuperTrapp muffler. Appearances are taken care of via a Drag Specialties Wave headlight, plus an XR500-style tank and tail section from Omar’s Dirt Track Racing. Cordero has captured the look perfectly: see more of his wonderful work here.

Via Speed Junkies.

  • Phoebe

    That’s so gorgeous. I love it.

  • guerogrande

    Pure Awesome…

  • madmotomike

    hey have you guys been rummaging around in my mind? stop it ! stop right now!

    this bike is MY BIKE! i had it hidden in the deepest darkest safest corner of my mind.

    thank you

  • Robs


    Madmotobike: This was MY BIKE in 1980!!! I wanted an SR500 but ended up with “an offer I couldnt refuse” on a RD400. Anyway, one of the guys at my local Yamaha shop (aka, my “pusher”) created something very similar to this from the parts catalog. His had TZ wire wheels and front fender, with dual disc brakes.

  • trevor Dannenburg

    L.S., how do i place my trick SR500 and other delectibles on your site ?

    regards, Trevor