‘73 Yamaha XS650 “Chrome Dog” from…
Racer Reborn: ‘73 Yamaha XS650 “Chrome Dog” from Tom Gilroy of @purpose_built_moto — a former race bike reborn!
“I worked at creating a timeless piece that would feel at home for a rider young or old. Something that people across a family’s generations could be enamoured with.”
Nickel-plated frame, hydraulic quad leading shoe front drum, Ceriani forks, vintage Marzocchi shocks, custom bodywork, 700cc Hoos kit with ported head and Shell cam, stainless 2-1 intake and 2-1-2 exhaust, @livinlocogarage paint, and much more.
“The torquey power delivery right through the rev range means it’s fun anywhere. The thumping of the engine through the 2-1 exhaust is just something you don’t hear on modern bikes…The visceral rattle and vibration from the 1973 Yamaha almost makes you feel like you’re riding in black and white.”
Full story today on BikeBound.com. ⚡️Link in Bio⚡️ https://instagr.am/p/CpAdZxVOJMe/