Another beautiful interpretation of the Cafe Racer style, this one from a 1978 Yamaha 500 by builder Jay Lossa from Lossa Engineering. Those in hot rods and on the trucks business know him well because he worked for some of the best in the business. Born in a family where both sides owned motorcycle dealerships , of course he was also aching for new bikes for himself. Digging Cafe and vintage racing bikes he already built a collection of a dozen vintage Honda’s from the 60’s and 70’s before starting this Yamaha project, probably the best creation he has turned out. After the jump, the tech list and a splendid video to make you want to wrench then ride fast.
Lossa Engineering Yamaha SR 500 Specs • Frame de tabbed and hooped • Battery relocated • GSXR front end • Adapted Brembo brakes front and rear • Brembo front rotor • RD400 wheels • Custom made sprocket carrier • GSXR rearsets • Cal Fab aluminum swing arm • Custom made rear brake stay • Bobbed Honda front fender with handmade fork brace • Gauge bucket molded into headlight bucket with re-orientated Lossa brand tach face • Tommaselli headlight ears • Binelli gas tank with custom gas cap • Handmade steel tail section with frenched in Lossa tail light • Big bore kit •White Bros. Cam • Ported head, 36mm Mikuni flatslide carb • Custom intake manifold • Custom exhaust with Lossa cone muffler • Welded sprocket cover • All aluminum was polished first, then hand brushed and cleared over • Works shocks.