Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer, Complete Change, Classic Modern Look

Yamaha introduced the XS650 in 1970 with a 4-stroke two-cylinder engine with a capacity of 654 cc and is now often used as a custom material.

One example is the Yamaha XS650 with a minimalist cafe racer style with a modern classic, resulting in the following Purpose Built Moto (PBM).

For the overhaul process, the PBM crew started by stripping all the bodies and parts of this 1973 motorcycle alert.

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Change starts with upgrading the legs

Next, the rear suspension was immediately replaced with a Marzocchi pretentious equipped with a sub-tank for special comfort.

Then the front fork is replaced with a 38 mm Ceriani mounted using a custom triangle.

As for the two wheels, rely on 18-inch Borrani rims with a new front hub that has an old feel.

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Front fork replaced with Ceriani

Moving on to the engine sector, PBM did a total rebuild, then continued to install a 700 cc Hoos Racing kit.

In addition, porting heads, cam replacements, and a hydraulic clutch using a Ducati GT1000 slave cylinder are also provided.

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The engine sector is upgraded to be more powerful

Not to forget, a pair of Mikuni VM34 carburetors were also installed with custom intakes and DNA filters.

Completing the engine, there is a stainless steel exhaust system with a 2-1-2 configuration and a polished torpedo muffler.

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In addition, a stainless steel exhaust system is also installed.

Next to the bodywork, the subframe has been trimmed and fitted with custom seats and a tiny tail equipped with a small LED stop lamp.

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Moving forward, the tank still relies on the original but gets a slight modification in the form of a modern-style tank cap.

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Bodywork made minimalist and elegant

Then the cockpit is made minimalist with clip-on handlebars fitted with Domino throttle, ISR master, and Daytona Velona speedometer.

Completing the bodies, there is a tiny front fairing equipped with a 4.5-inch LED headlamp as its new face.

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The front face is getting more and more frightening

Lastly, the bodies are given a silver color with a calm and elegant blue speed block accent for finishing.

As a result, the Yamaha XS650 is now transformed into a cafe racer that looks neat and charming.

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The special Yamaha XS650 cafe racer

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