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.

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10 Responses to “Hardcore one of a kind Yamaha xs650”

  1. Matt  May 14th

    Nice bobber! Worthy of a true motobasturd. My first bike was an XS650, didn’t look like this masterpiece though.

  2. ElectraGlideInBlue  May 15th

    I like what some of these guys are doing with the XS650, new skool!

  3. On2 - Australian riders » Yamaha XS650 Chopper.. yep, chopper.  May 18th

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  4. vroompow  May 30th

    This very bike was recently listed on eBay (late Apr or early May 09). I believe the bidding stopped at what would be a steal; not sure if reserve was met or if it sold. Very cool build! Love the patina and craftsmanship.

  5. Jamie Beckett  May 31st

    Great story. I used to have an XS400 and envied my bandmate who had an XS650, well out of my price range at the time.

    I just posted a story on Examiner.com that includes a few memories of my XS400. What a bike those old Yamaha’s were. The story is located at: http://www.examiner.com/x-10876-Orlando-Motorcycle-Examiner

  6. Ron  June 1st

    I’m lovin the pics … Classic!

  7. theblob  June 1st

    nice bike i could see myself having one!!!

  8. Max  June 7th

    I love it!

  9. Max Manroe  June 10th

    I likes your post, especially the pict. I Just wondering, how muchit is price at ebay?

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