Hong Kong might be the eighth richest country in the world, but it’s most definitely not a mecca for custom bikes. This is the first build we’ve featured from the tiny city-state.
There are signs of change though, and one of the clearest signs is the rise of Angry Lane—a custom shop run by French brothers Guillaume and Ben Barras. In the 70s, their mother worked for the Paris fashion house Courrèges, and their father was a self-taught technician and mechanic. The perfect blend of skills for running a custom motorcycle business.
Angry Lane have built around 30 bikes so far, and this cool grey 1999 Yamaha SR500 suggests that those skills are being put to very good use indeed. “Our client wanted a 1960s race-style bike with a big tank and some muscle,” Guillaume tells us.
The standard SR500 is fairly perky around town, but it won’t tear your arms out of their sockets. So the brothers had the cylinder bored out by the German SR specialists Kedo, and installed a 90mm piston to boost capacity to 540cc.Read More...
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