Although, like for any other styles of bikes, you will never find a strict, agreed by all, definition of what makes a motorcycle a Brat bike, let’s say that more often than not, they are based on small displacement Japanese factory bikes with modified frame, low stance and slab type seats. Others will tell you that it’s enough to look at the work of Brat Style, a shop in Japan to understand what’s the style is all about. Better than my words, the one featured may be a perfect example of what I just tried to describe to you.
This bike was built by Rex Havoc and friend Brad out of Perth, Australia in their small shop named Garage Project Motorcycles. Starting with a 1972 Honda CB350 bought for only $1600 on eBay, both men have achieved what can be a stereotyped representation of the perfect Brat style. It should inspire a lot of young builders and riders, proving that with a quite low budget you can create and ride a very cool bike.
• 18″ Akront rims • 450 Firestone Tyres • Modified forks • Extended swingarm 70mm • Modified Harley rear fender • Replaced pressed steel subframe • Custom made seat • Maund Speed Velocity Stacks • Maundspeed Inverted Levers • Vintage wiring • Custom Speedo face • Custom Air Brushed tank which includes artist Nanami Cowdroy’s Kintoto Blot • Rizoma mirror