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Space Hopper: A Yamaha SR250 for bouncing around town

Space Hopper: A Yamaha SR250 for bouncing around town

Space Hopper: A Yamaha SR250 for bouncing around town
John Eldridge has the kind of life most of us would envy. He’s an accomplished surfer, he runs a board shaping business and an award-winning café, and he lives in one of the most beautiful parts of England—Cornwall, in the south west.

He also likes to build the occasional motorcycle under the name CMBL (pronounced ‘symbol’), like this nimble little Yamaha SR250 street tracker nicknamed ‘Space Hopper.’

Space Hopper: A Yamaha SR250 for bouncing around town
“The Space Hopper was commissioned by a chap in London wanting a lightweight street hopper for weaving through the London traffic in style,” says John. (For those of you outside the UK, a Space Hopper is better known as a ‘Hippity Hop.’)

“We discussed a few motorcycles to use as a donor, and eventually settled on a Yamaha SR250—knowing full well that it’d need major surgery on the frame to get the clean lines we wanted.”

Space Hopper: A Yamaha SR250 for bouncing around town
The SR250 sub frame is low and not very pretty.…

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