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Yamaha SR400 cafe racer / Capêlo’s Garage + Elemental Rides


This one’s a collaboration between Portuguese builders Nuno Capêlo and Ricardo Santos. Nuno’s an architect-turned-motorcycle designer; he worked for the likes of it roCkS!bikes and Ton-Up Garage before launching Capêlo’s Garage last year. Ricardo used to be a chef, but after a few years working with Ton Up Garage, he decided to focus solely on his own projects at Elemental Rides.

The stars aligned last year, when the two travelled to The Bike Shed London show to exhibit their latest work. Round about the same time, Yamaha Portugal announced a contest inviting builders to submit designs, with winners getting the chance to customise a brand new SR400 — via Bike EXIF

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