First Notion Yamaha SR250 Cafe Racer

The custom Yamaha SR250’s are taking over! After last week’s C59R “Little Blue” custom Tracker build from Barcelona we’ve headed north to Antwerp, Belgium where we found the First Notion workshop and their radical SR250 FN Cafe Racer. “Sometimes… things get out of hand. This is exactly what happened with this trusty Yamaha SR250 that was left sitting in our garage.

“The Yamaha SR250 is known to most as a reliable little commuter, the do-it-all motorcycle that’s easy on fuel and is the ideal two wheeled companion for a responsible driver to go from point A to B. With this build we haven’t changed too much…it is still a little commuter…well sort of.”

“Don’t expect a full build list of the SR250. Our mechanic went bezerk on the little Yammy. All we know is we saw him kill the subframe with a grinder, sculpt beauty with a TIG welder and in between shape an alloy seat. Then there was the carbon fiber work, the Adreani rear shock, the classy Italian leather seat (where the hell did he get this leather, it’s smoother than my jacket?!) and loads more.”

“Our goal is not to deliver immensely expensive custom motorcycles that end up in a lounge room, but to offer our customers affordable, fun to ride yet professionally built custom motorcycles on a normal budget. Let’s say we go beyond the – take a standard bike, trash all standard components and screw on as much expensive stuff as you can find.”