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1980 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer

Marc from Angeren, The Netherlands, made available these pictures of his striking 1980 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer.

Marc: "I built this cafe racer on the basis of a Yamaha XS 650 and parts of various other makes."

Image of 1980 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer by Marc.

This 1980 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer is a true bastard...

Marc: "Front forks, wheel and brakes are Yamaha VMax, headlight Suzuki Bandit. The fuel tank and seat are Honda Four, modified."

Photo of 1980 Yamaha XS650 CafeRacer by Marc.

Marc: "Homemade stainless steel exhaust system with homemade aluminum mufflers. Various homemade machined parts, like turn signals, rear light, clip-ons, headlight supports, license plate holder, offset gears, etc."

1980 Yamaha XS650 Engine

Photo of 1980 Yamaha XS650 Engine.

Marc: "Engine and carbs were completely overhauled. Electronic Boyer Brandsen ignition, fast camshaft. Hydraulic clutch. Start motor, gel battery is placed in the streamlined rear part of the seat."

Image of Fuel Tank of 1980 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer by Marc.

Photo of 1980 Yamaha XS650 Engine by Marc.

Marc: "The engine has been tuned on Jerry van de Heiden's DynoJet in Amersfoort, the Netherlands."

Image of custom shift lever on 1980 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer by Marc.

Marc: "Custom brake lever and shift lever are by Niko Bakker."

Marc's Yamaha Cafe Racer - Rear End

Image of 1980 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer by Marc.

Marc: "Rear swing arm, rear wheel, brakes and suspension are of a Honda Fireblade."

Note homemade aluminum exhaust mufflers.

Photo of 1980 Yamaha XS650 CafeRacer by Marc.



(March 2010)


Photo of 1980 Yamaha XS650 CafeRacer by Marc.







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