Categories: Yamaha

XSively Sexy XS650 Custom

Freshly lifted from Trevor Franklin’s fabulous Facebook feed, this very tasty Yamaha XS650-based custom. Apart from what the engine is, we have zero information other than if Trevor thinks it’s cool, so do we.

Trevor was a stalwart of the British bike magazine industry for years, before recently going to the dark side and becoming Harley-Davidson’s British press officer. (Update, 28 Sept.: Unfortunately, this FB friend is an entirely different Trevor Franklin, one from Vancouver, BC.) The youth who built this bike, one Jay Donovan, showed up with it at a recent vintage rally Trev sponsored at Action Motorcycles in Vancouver.

It doesn’t look like much of this is XS650 other than the engine and maybe the fork. The rest of it’s exquisitely bent, burnished and bolted together. Thanks for sharing, Trevor.

 

John Burns

Share
Published by
John Burns
Tags: custom Yamaha XS650 England

Recent Posts

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Is On the Way

Another Beak to Feed

2 hours ago

2019 Ural Gear Up Air LE

If not a lighter, slimmer version of the Gear Up, what could the Ural Gear Up Air be? A $17,999…

3 days ago

RIP Kawasaki KLR650: 1987-2018

The end is nigh for the venerable Kawasaki KLR650, as the long-running dual-sport is reportedly being discontinued, ending a production…

3 days ago

Top 6 – Best 300cc Motorcycles

What’s the sweet spot for small displacement motorcycles? Is it 250cc? Perhaps 400cc? Ask any internet forum and you’ll likely…

4 days ago