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Details and Technical

Welcome to the XS72 FLAT RACER, an XS650 with an identity crisis.  We didn’t have a train of thought when we started building this bike; apart from if it looks cool, then it is cool!  First thing to do was clean up the stock frame and weld in a new seat unit.  We didn’t like the stock swingarm, so built a new one.  The stock front end was in desperate need to be swapped with something newer and powerful.  And donor front end from an R6 turned up and yokes were built in house.  To compliment the new front end and swingarm, a set of Talon wheels were custom built to suit our application.  We went the opposite way from modern with the gas tank and used a BSA tank we found at an auto jumble.  The XS72 Flat Racer is a mixture of random parts both old and modern, but this in return has set it miles apart from any other XS650 out there.

Take a closer look

  • Make / Model : Yamaha XS650 1979
  • Fabrication / Assembly : RB Kustoms
  • Frame :  Modified XS frame and RB Kustoms swingarm
  • Engine : Stock XS650
  • Tank : Modified BSA
  • Exhaust : RB Kustoms
  • Seat : Leather by Leather Mark
  • Forks : Yamaha R6
  • Foot controls : Unknown
  • Wheels : Talon hubs and Excel rims 19” front, 18” rear
  • Tyres : Avon Distanzias
  • Paint : Satin greys by D lucks Custom Paint
  • Photos : Merry Michau

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