EXCLUSIVE: Every time someone refers to their bike as a ‘brat-style’ build, we let out a groan. There’s only one builder that can lay claim to that moniker: Go Takamine of Brat Style.
Go is one of the today’s most influential custom builders—with an aesthetic that’s often emulated, but never matched. Now he’s applied his unmistakeable style to Yamaha’s latest offering: the brand new SCR950.
The build was commission by Yamaha themselves, as an official Yard Built project. Go’s cranked the stock SCR950’s scrambler vibe up to eleven, with a bike that’s begging to get dusty.
As a kid, Go used to watch U.S. soldiers ride dirt bikes around their base, near his home in Okinawa. Years later he launched Brat Style in a small workshop in Tokyo, building bikes that speak to his love for all-terrain riding.…