650 ROADRUNNER

Yamaha's XS650 is a beautiful classic bike with a lovely, visceral parallel-twin engine, and a great starting point for a special custom bike.

 

We were asked by Tareq to "do our thing" with his XS. The main design criteria were to make it as light and pared-back as possible, with a "just been raced" attitude. So we set about the old girl with the grinder, made her a bespoke aluminium seat unit and leather pad, swapped the oem tank for a classic Yam dirt bike item (widening the tank tunnel and fitting new fuel taps and lines), a bespoke exhaust system, some rewarding engine work for a bit more 'pep', and some simple-yet-classic race paint.

 

You might just see (and hear) it whizzing around the cooler parts of the capital ridden by a chap with a big grin..

 

SPECIFICATION

  • FRAME DE-LUGGED, SUBFRAME SHORTENED, NEW LOOP
  • NEW RIMS & SPOKES, POWDERCOATED SATIN BLACK
  • BESPOKE 2-INTO-1 ZIRCOTEC-COATED EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE UPGRADES WITH GAS FLOWED HEAD
  • R6 FRONT BRAKE CONVERSION
  • BRAIDED BRAKE HOSES
  • BATTERY & ELECTRONICS RELOCATED
  • NEW FLATSLIDE CARBS, MANIFOLDS & FILTERS
  • TAROZZI FORK BRACE
  • ELECTRONIC SPEEDO
  • NEW HEADLIGHT & BRACKETS
  • BESPOKE SPIRIT SEAT UNIT & PAD
  • CLASSIC SEVENTIES NOS YAMAHA DIRT BIKE TANK
  • UNIQUE SPIRIT PAINT DESIGN

 

Contact us for more details:

contact@spiritoftheseventies.com

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