XS half-fairing


Straight out of Japan xs650 cafe racer half-fairing

This Cool and original looking XS Belongs to Numa out of Japan. Numa sent a couple pictures of his bike in with his badass helmet and then I e-mailed him back and asked if we could do a monthly feature on it. It was hard to communicate because neither of us could speak each other’s language. We used Google translator to talk back and forth a little bit and I was able to get a little bit of info on his bike.  So, I’ll try to sum up as best I can want Numa had to say about his new ride.


The bike was built by M/C UPPERが作りました.  It is sporting a crazy cool DUCATI 916 front half-fairing.  He is extremely happy with the way it turned out “I’m very happy.”



“This bike cowl (fairing) out of one’s passion and paint flakes and candy
I’d like Ko, in Japan and the cowling is flaking paint a motorcycle gang that often
Because, custom and culture, a stranger is seen as a chopper motorcycle gang
Masu. On like this. (Laughs) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gsx400e.jpg
try different handlebars and ended up with Separate handle (clip-on handlebar)”




It has the Mikuni VM carburetor Omazu (Omar’s) are attached to the tank and the fiber.
Tail lamp is vintage.
I’m glad non-Japanese people love this bike.

Numa Thanks!


  1. Jonathon D says:

    very cool and different bike I really like the pipes

  2. Emery says:

    Sweet bike, I like the paint and the half fairing looks pretty sick. The helmet/goggle combo is also nice… very Mad Max. Haha

  3. Teebs says:

    Bad ass.

    That paint is crazy deep. Love it.

  4. neoman says:

    MAD MAX Style!

    Fairing, seat, tank, pipes and dual Firestone fatty’s all work
    great balance.

    Nice job Numa san sugoi nee

  5. Rick says:

    I love firestones…so sic on this rig. Makes me want to re-think my ride and change it to a cafe with a fairing. MOD Approved

  6. Emery says:

    Ya those firestones are nice…

  7. tadd442 says:

    I like the seat….looks like it came from Yamaha…..

  8. cold stares says:

    bitching and unique.

  9. Steve says:

    Very Very Cool like it alot !!!

  10. dannyb says:

    those pipes are sick.

  11. Damian says:

    Any idea what goggles those are? I’m a fan… also, anyone know who makes custom bratstyle seats here in the states?

  12. Jon says:

    I like that tank. Wonder what it is?

  13. dannyb says:

    from what i gather it is a “omars” tank. google “omars street tracker” and you’ll find it.

  14. Ted says:

    I really dig his bike a lot! I’d love to get my hands on that seat for my café project…. Thanks for sending in the pics and doing the article with me Numa. I think you have a killer ride!

  15. andy carter says:

    dude that fairing is soooo sick! i love your ride numa!!

  16. Franco says:

    That’s looks great.I want to do my guzzi like that!

    Welldone guys.We all need people like you!

  17. chris says:

    that isn’t a 916 fairing. it’s a fairing of a ducati sport classic.

    either way. awesome bike!

  18. numa says:

    Thank you for a lot of comment!

    firestone tires, pipes, small tank…
    this bike isn’t pure cafe racer.

    so people who like pure cafe racer may dislike this.

    but I love this bike & M/C UPPER’s works!

  19. Really love the Cafe-Racer/Mad Max mix style. A simple bike, with very good taste and looks.


  20. HoeyUno says:

    Thats a rad ass machine.

  21. Skylar says:

    Numa, this bike is super tight. Incredible build quality.

  22. thumpadozer says:

    You got it right!60/70’s pre-disco OZplotation special!One of one.Need we say more?Former chief editor Cycle World would love this…

  23. motocasa says:

    Great looks. It isw nice to see suspension kept. The stretch was done right too.

  24. oelil says:

    very very very cool bike…

  25. sean from boston says:

    a mean machine for sure

  26. Juice says:

    nice bike, that fairing is schweet

  27. Franz says:


    Great MOTO, but what are the sizes of your Firestone Deluxe Champion?

  28. What tank is that? Harley XR or something similar?

  29. Aucbar says:

    What kind of helmet is that? Ive been looking for one for so long and the closest thing I have found is the Simpson Bandit…

  30. Numa says:

    this helmet is a vintage Grant helmet for MX 🙂


  31. Numa says:

    this tank is Omar’s TMR tank.