my 6-fiddy


Eugene dos santos – Bought my bike as a basket case and slowly over the past 6 months converted into what you see now. South Africa has a very low number of these bikes so sourcing parts tends to be quite a mission. Hence the triumph tank bmw gs foot pegs and controls and various other parts adapted to fit.



I handmade the hardtail by myself and a couple of buddies who are also building their own xs650s. Motor is really tourqey and she runs like a dream, big smile factor whenever im on it. Cheers from Eugene , Johannesburg, South Africa.


  1. mike lytle says:

    very nice job on the build…very clean..the tank fits the bike perfectly… also nice job on building the hardtail yourself!! thanks for sharing

  2. Barney says:

    I ordered a part from South Africa and it took over 2 months. I feel your pain. It must be pretty cool to build along side your friends though. Good luck to you guys!

  3. buster says:

    nice ride wish I had me a 6 fiddy too !

  4. fanoboss says:

    Welcome to xs650choppers…MORE PICTURES !

  5. mike lytle says:

    Eugene, do you happen to know what tank is on the other bike in the picture? thanks, mike

  6. Eugene says:

    The other tank is from triumph bonneville

  7. Donnie says:

    Great style… would like to see some more photos as well.

  8. mike lytle says:

    you know it’s simple, it’s clean, everything about it says hand-made…..i really like this bike…the more i look the more i like nice job thanks for sharing

  9. Joe says:

    Hy Like you bike think i saw it in the hotrod sa mag.Good to see someone else building something other than HD.Im busy with one myself. Will be posting some pics soon.