I bet the guys who invented the Yamaha XS650 didn’t imagine this one coming. Ted from XS650chopper.com was kind enough to let me in on some secret details of the beast. Here’s what he said:
The bike is a 1978 xs650. It is the latest ride from the Fong Bros out of Baltimore, Maryland . A hardcore one of a kind, Yamaha xs650 hardtail… Zero stretch in the hardtail. There is no paint on the frame, gas tank, or seat. The frame is raw metal with Japenese Brown and antique brown metal patinas applied. The welds have been gone over with brass to give the frame an antique brazed together look. The tank and seat are polished. The tires are 18 inch rear wheel with 4.5 Firestone, 21 inch front on an xs400 hub with the Speedmaster replica. It also sports Mac 2 into 1 exhaust.