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Yamaha SR400 War Paint Looks Fit for a High-Ranking Admiral, Oozes Custom Splendor

Military-themed builds tend to be rugged and covered in olive-green, but this one’s a different story.
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For Can and Mert Uzer of Bunker Custom Cycles (BCC), leaving the public awestruck with bespoke artwork on two wheels is the order of the day. The Istanbul-based shop will spare no expense when it comes to building a machine that’s both stunning and practical, regardless of what donor is chosen as their starting point.

Nicknamed War Paint, the bike we’re about to look at had once been a bone-stock Yamaha SR400, but it’s a dozen times sexier following the BCC treatment! With the motorcycle on their workbench, Bunker’s specialists began by shortening and looping its subframe to reduce the rear end’s visual heft.

Atop the reworked skeleton sits a gorgeous brown leather saddle and a removable tail unit secured in place via knurled brass fasteners. Peeking lower down on the flanks, we find aluminum side covers fabricated from scratch, just like the SR400’s new front fender. Since it was a perfect fit for what the Uzer brothers had envisioned, the standard fuel tank has been retained.

To help the single-cylinder engine breathe a little more freely, they installed premium K&N air filters and a stainless-steel exhaust terminating in a shorty muffler. Furthermore, Dynojet’s widely-acclaimed Power Commander control unit ensures that everything is in tune.

Deciding to also keep hold of the original wheels, Mert and Can proceeded to envelop their rims in a classy pair of Avon tires. The front brake is now actuated via a braided stainless-steel line from Galfer, and all lighting components have been replaced with aftermarket alternatives.

In the cockpit, the SR400 War Paint flaunts minute instrumentation, a Renthal handlebar, and groovy Biltwell grips. Once they’d completed the motorcycle’s ergonomic package with fresh foot pegs, BCC’s bright minds finished its bodywork in a navy-blue base and gold accents. Tank decals depicting a double-headed eagle round things out.

 
 
 
 
 

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