From Rat to Brat: “JL” Yamaha XS250 Brat Cafe by Jerome Cabales and Louise Branzuela from Maasin City, Southern Leyte

5311

29943319_10210345454622297_1688099612_o

Love conquers all, even our love for our two-wheeled day to day companion. This Yamaha XS250 turned in to an elegant Brat Cafe was inspired by Louise Branzuela’s love and passion for motorcycles.

29831221_10210345475182811_804520769_o

” When I found the bike its was not running for almost 6 years. It was just stored in a street corner and was left there to rot,” said Louise.

29894266_10210345455622322_1603598849_o

“Ever since I love motorbikes, every bit of it! Nothing beats the rush when you wander on and off the road with a bike. Thus, building one inspired me. This was inspired by me and my fiance, we are getting married this June. And named it after our initials, JL.”

29893243_10210345459142410_1318472478_o

Yamaha XS 250

Small, reliable and fun, that’s what an XS 250 is all about. The XS 250 was only produced from 1977 to 1980. It was offered at the same time with enlarged bore as the Yamaha XS 360 and XS400 . thus, this bike is rare. With its air-cooled four-stroke engine , two-cylinder with balance shafts, this bike is a perfect day to day ride and weighs only 166 kg.

29942907_10210345456862353_522685052_o

29884288_10210345455462318_1250709886_o

“Conceptualizing a unique design for an on and off road rides has resulted in to bigger eye bags due to sleepless nights for months. And it turned out just what I wanted it to be. I named the bike after me and my fiance’ initials for she supported and helped through out the building process.”

29594725_10210358248142127_4452805338028514894_n

29792715_10210358253222254_3357863017528375755_n

We love featuring backyard custom build stories like this. Thank you Louise for sharing your bike story to us. Follow their Instagram account: @heromi23) @ambivalouise

#Caferacerph

#passionandculture