Return of the Cafe Racers - Raider Motorsport SR400 Varkain

Raider Motorsport SR400 Varkain

The Varkain ("Finnish for By Stealth") Yamaha SR400 is one of my favourite creations to come out of Raider Motorsports in Coffs Harbour Sydney. Raider import motorcycles from Japan and customise them into retro styled Cafe Racers, Bobbers and Trackers. "The Varkain is 100% designed and hand-built in our garden shed. The…





The Varkain (“Finnish for By Stealth”) Yamaha SR400 is one of my favourite creations to come out of Raider Motorsports in Coffs Harbour Sydney. Raider import motorcycles from Japan and customise them into retro styled Cafe Racers, Bobbers and Trackers.

“The Varkain is 100% designed and hand-built in our garden shed. The frame has been stripped, all the ugly OEM brackets and mounts hacked off before a trip to the sandblasters and then over to the powder-coaters. “

“The engine has been disassembled, all clearances and OEM tolerances checked and/or refined prior to reassembly and some trick heat-proof coatings and making of lots of shiny bits and pieces! Engine side cases are powder-coated, as are the rims and hubs. “

“The Varkain has a stack of custom and handmade accessories, like new wiring loom, LED warning lights, new vintage Firestone tyres, new seat from our Nitro-Bed range, new custom paint, blah blah blah and stacks more! “

“The Varkain has a stack of custom and handmade accessories, like new wiring loom, LED warning lights, new vintage Firestone tyres, new seat from our Nitro-Bed range, new custom paint, blah blah blah and stacks more!”

To see more custom and Cafe Racer builds from Raider Motorsport visit their website.

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