This 1978 Yamaha SR500 Custom is a Beautiful Bargain
I often ponder how much money I'd save if I was to get into motorcycles rather than automobiles. Sure, the potential for personal injury would be much higher if I was to abandon my "cager" ways, but when I see something like this gorgeous classic Yamaha, I imagine the risk to be worth the reward. Take this custom 1978 Yamaha SR500 for example. It's got an asking price of $4,000, and the aesthetic of something much more expensive. The gold wheels are perfectly matched with the white gas tank and headlamp, and that blue-tinted frame adds just the right splash of color needed to tie things together. The choice of font for the Yamaha branding on the gas tank is also well considered, as is the knobby rear tire that reminds you these bikes were rally meant for tackling all kinds of harsh terrain, not just the tough streets of Williamsburg. RELATED: The 2016 Yamaha XSR700 is a Handsome Machine
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Not only does Vintage Steele build handsome classic bikes like the 1978 Yamaha SR500, but they do it in my home state, and in the town we Vermonters affectionately call Brattlebronx no less. I'll spare you the deep dive into how the town of Brattleboro earned that nickname, and simply say that there's not a whole lot going on there that worthy of notoriety.
Vintage Steele might just change that if they keep putting out high quality work like this thing, what with it's tastefully done retro-styling and mass appeal price tag.