Sometimes you don’t have to spend much to create a work of art. Meet the “Winning Looser”, custom Yamaha SR250 built by El Colitario MC as their entry to Metamorfosismasiva competition. Rules were simple, motorcycles gotta be based on an SR250 bike, and the total expense for the modifications shouldn’t exceed 1000 euro. This bike is the proof that if you have the right people and the right attitude, you can transform even the dullest bikes into beautiful creations.
Although there was a limit on the budget, nothing was limiting builders on the amount of hours they could spend building their bikes. And that is exactly what D.B from El Solitario MC did, spending more than 500 hours, creating this drag/cafe racer. Ironically – the “Winning Loser” didn’t win, but it got the most of attention from various publications and blogs around the World.
• Front end lowered 4″
• Metric wrenches used as struts to lower rear
• Vintage bicycle handlebars on vintage flanders risers are positioned upside down
• Vintage fog light
• Wilson perforated leather grips
• 19′ avon speedmaster front tire
• 16′ firestone deluxe rear tire
• Custom leather “rock star” seat
• 2.5 gallon stainless fuel tanks with brass petcocks and caps
• 1983 yamaha xt250 kickstart installed in order to simplify the layout
• No battery – 68.000 microfarads capacitor for sparks
• Chopper Dave “cheat death” pegs
• Custom 50-tooth rear sprocket and new regina chain
• Vintage smith tachometer on custom aluminum bracket
• Rear light from an old bultaco hidden inside the cowl
• Rearset foot controls
• Insignia designed by his friend Raulowsky and painted on the bike by his mom.
Here’s a great video of the motorcycles that all made it in to the Metamorfosismasiva competition. 16 custom motorcycles in total. Cafe Racer styling was the common choice and the results were stunning.