The Thrive MC T 500 Cross Is Square, Bare, and Artfully Awesome
Vehicles that display and spotlight the beauty of bare mechanical components provide an extremely specific type of beauty. Their simplicity makes them elegant. Their raw nature makes them striking. The Yamaha Scorpio has become an excellent base for customs that show off just that, and the Thrive MC T 500 Cross is the best example yet. The aesthetic on the tailored bike has been entirely redesigned. Thrive constructed a new subframe, raised the handlebars, and created a new custom stainless steel rear-centered exhaust. The boxy body was created out of brushed aluminum plates, giving the front headlight a full surround and separating the rears. Additionally, custom brake and clutch levers were added to adjust to the new bars, turn signals were added to the ends of the handles, and the gauge cluster is a mounted smartphone. RELATED: The BMW M Concept is One Slick Motorcycle
Although it might look like a high-end piece of art you might hang on your wall for a dinner party, it's actually set up for rough riding. It has 18-inch spoke wheels and scrambler-like tires. It even has a custom skid plate underneath to shield the engine from kicked-up scraps.
If somebody did take it out of the city, the 225cc Yamaha motor would certainly make it a fun little dirtbike to kick around.
Previously this year, Thrive MC, which is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, also created a gorgeous cafe racer take on the 1968 yamaha XS650. Let's hope they keep it up.
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