Boat Rap Japan: xs650 Bobber

Return of the Café racer had a really good post about a Japanese chopshop named Boat Rap.

Unique name; maybe they meant bootstrap.. They do sell a leather bootstrap pouch on their website..

“Boat Rap (Japan), whose name I can’t explain, have a great backlog of custom bikes they have constructed based on popular Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Triumph and even Harley Davidsons. Custom jobs include Choppers, Bobbers, Scramblers and one or 2 tidy little Cafe Racers. Although Cafe Racers aren’t their specialty they know theeir stuff and are great for inspiration…or just eye candy. Their website is mostly Japanese but you don’t have to be able to read it to appreciate their work.”


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  2. sam2089 says:

    I just noticed the back brake set up. tricked out 650

  3. HoeyUno says:

    Thats a pretty nice piece of work. I wonder if the engine growls in mandarin???? HAHA

  4. HoeyUno says:

    I just checked there website these guys pump beautiful bikes out. I am very curious to what there prices are like.

  5. Sean from boston. says:

    I love this bike, what rear wheel set up is that?