While many of our parts go towards the creation of personal takes on popular styles of bikes; street trackers, café racers, and bobbers, occasionally a builder comes along to create something different; something amazing. Not to take anything away from those just looking to spruce up their bikes with shiny bits of aluminium, but to make a unique machine that truly stands out, you have to be prepared to push the boundaries.
Christian Schwarzenlander contacted us April 2013 inquiring about Omega Racer supplying him with a custom fairing for an upcoming build. It was interesting for us as it was the first time somebody had asked for a fairing without a headlight cutout. After a few emails back and forth, the idea was set in motion.
A few weeks later the fairing was ready and sent out to him in Austria.
Christian finally finished his project a short while ago and it’s been the talk of the custom café racer scene since. An awesome take on the dieselpunk style, Christian’s bike seamlessly combines the classic wheels of the SR, painted in bronze, with a modern, custom fairing and a sleek tank and seat cowl to create a machine that looks like something from an alternate future. The lines of the bike flow almost akin to the style of famous Japanese bike builder Shinya Kimura; though in truth the modification of the fairing and seat are purely the work of Bernhard Naumann, a very well-respected bike builder also hailing from Austria who helped Christian with the build.
As a finished article it looks amazing; an inspiration for all bike builders worldwide. Personally, we wouldn’t change anything. The Yamaha SR really lends itself well to creative minds with its versatility, and this is highlighted no better than the ExesoR Machine here. Hat’s off to you, Christian.
Visit Christian at: ExesoR Motorcycles
Photography by David Joseph Matl