Bike Of The Day: 1977 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer

This Yamaha XS650 stands out as a captivating and tastefully modified representation of the popular classic Japanese motorcycle.

Crafted into a bespoke cafe racer, it boasts a variety of enhancements, including lightened polished aluminum parts, clip-on short handlebars, pound coins artfully embedded into the front fork crown, a shortened front fender, an aftermarket fuel tank, rear cowl and seat pad, XS Performance chrome engine covers, NGK ignition leads, cone air filters, small clear front indicators, a low front screen, handlebar end-grip mirrors, and an aluminum wiring box.

The XS650 exudes elegance with its bare polished aluminum finish, complemented by a sophisticated black and silver paint scheme on the rear cowl and a black vinyl-trimmed seat pad. Riding on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wire wheels wrapped in Avon Road Rider tires, this bike is as stylish as it is functional.

Power comes from a potent 653cc four-stroke SOHC parallel-twin engine, fed by twin carburetors, delivering approximately 40kW of power. Mated to a five-speed transmission, the XS650 promises an exhilarating ride through every twist and turn.

Source: Collecting Cars