Brat style

Transform your motorcycle with the iconic brat style. Explore top ideas to give your bike a unique and vintage look that will turn heads on the road.
Yamaha Xs 650. Low, firestone-clad brat bike, with a glossy brass patina tank Cafe Racer Honda, Scrambler Motorcycle, Bmw Motorrad, Honda, Yamaha, Scrambler, Moto, Cb750, Motos

Like all aesthetic pursuits, customizing motorcycles is mostly an exercise in personal taste. So when we told Philippe Lagente that his Yamaha XS650 might get less than favorable comments, his response was: “I don't mind—and I love to ride it.” Based in Toulouse, France, Philippe builds bikes as Soyouz Cycles—an after-hours hobby which he describes as “just a bunch of friends sharing a garage.” And while his build might tick all the wrong boxes for some folks, we dig it for reasons that we…

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Walter Leukam
Not Too Late: A Brat-Style Honda CB500 Four | Bike EXIF Honda Motorcycles, Honda Scrambler, Honda Bikes, Honda Cb750, Honda Cb, Cb400 Cafe Racer, Cafe Racer Honda, Motos, Honda

Most custom projects are completed in a matter of months, or even weeks. But sometimes the story of a bike can stretch out to years or decades. That’s the case with this delightful Honda CB500, which has spent the last 13 of its 46 years in the care of Italian enthusiast Pierluigi Intini, who lives in Rome. He bought it in 2007, when he was just 24. Pierluigi now knows the perky inline four inside out, and he’s transformed it not once, but twice. The Honda originally replaced an Aprilia 50cc…

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Adam Lewellen