1981 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer


Here’s a very cool and very built 1981 Yamaha XS650 cafe racer. It’s actually a 750cc due to the big bore pistons that have apparently been dropped into it. Other cool features are the 17″ motard rims wrapped with sticky Michelins. Definitely a little bit different than your usual 18″ wheels. The front brake setup is a mixture of GSXR master cylinder, Ducati 900SS rotor, and old school caliper. Overall, this is a really cool build that mixes old with new and appears to be one stonkin’ cafe racer…

It’s on eBay with 12 hours left, zero bidders, and a starting bid price of $4,500.

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1 comment so far

  1. themotoworld on

    Let’s see, what went wrong here??? THE FRAME!!! who told this person that that color would look good?? He needs to buy better Tequilla. However, I dig the front brake set up…I think..if it works like it looks like it could. The instument panel is good..is the vinyl tube sticking up supposed to the front master cylinder reservoir? Stick a Dunstall front fender on and I like. EXCEPT for the frame…


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