Mike from Visual Impact – Heres some of the info on the new bike. It is by far the funnest bike I have ridden in a while. I think a lot of that has to do with the Zombie performance bars Im running. It has 12 inch progressive shocks, a ballistic battery for when you feel to lazy to kick it, shinko rear tire, avon front, all the bearings and little bits were replaced with new and most of the hardware was powdercoated.

Chrome kick pedal, stock exhaust that I modified with car exhaust tips. I did the frame and motor in a matt black and rubbed the fins out to give it a little bit of detail. I polished everything I could and shaved and lowered the front forks.

The paint is silver basecoat with silver flake and topped with pagan gold and some airbrush work. I did a little pinstripe work on the top of the tank just to set it off a bit. Im running seven sins grips, my own PIPE BOMB ignition pod and JSC pegs that Im now offering in my online store as well as the seat and seat adjuster.

Just a quick bit of info as well, going back a year or so Ted and I talked about offering my “ORIGINAL BRAT KIT” in a PRE WELDED version. We have been selling these for about 7 or 8  months now. We never advertised them but they have been a pretty popular option and guys that dont have the time to build it themselves have been loving the simple installation.

It is literally a few cuts and a few welds and you are off and riding. The great thing about my prewelded kit is you can adjust the seat height about 4 inches or so and decide where you want it to sit and you can also remove or leave on the dreaded overlap piece on the backbone where everyone digs into it and messes their frame up.

The rails are coped in the front for a nice fit and you decide where to cut the lower rails to get the seat height you are after. Of course we are still selling the “ORIGINAL BRAT KIT”  we have always sold at the same price we rolled it out at over 2 years ago.

The feedback and support has been great on both. I have a lot of plans to offer many more products for the home builder in the not so distant future and I have already added a few of these American made items to my store page.  Come and check out the new look and store. As always if anyone needs any help or has questions you know where to find me.

Photograpy by Morgan Phillips of Yep Graphics

Thanks for checking out my latest build. It is for sale.


  1. dex82 says:

    wicked paint job on the tank, gotta save those pics. hoping to put galaxie grips on my next build, hope they look as good in real life as they do on the site

  2. Visimpact says:

    Thanks! The grips look great in person. You will love them. Very comfortable too.

    The bike is up for sale. Please contact me if you are interested anyone. I have bills to pay so as much as I love it I gotta let it go.

  3. Matt says:

    how much r u selling it for i would love to own this !!

  4. Schmeel says:

    Is the headlight painted or tinted. And how efective is it at night. Would it be worth doing for someone with one eye

  5. rd oneal says:

    Im trying to find an answer to a question I have, Im new to this, What is “Brat”?, what does it mean?

  6. visimpact says:

    Matt, Im accepting offers. I have it up for 5500 obo but Im not stuck on that price by any means. Its a starting off point for negotiation. Shipping looks to be about 200-500 dollars in the lower 48 thru companies like uship. If you or anyone else has interest feel free to call me or email me. All my info is on my web site. Thanks

    Its tinted…It doesnt seem to be any different at night

  7. Lance Boyle says:

    Those handlebars are killer 4 sho.

  8. mike says:

    beautiful bike theres nuthin like an xs 650 i miss mine

  9. El Gaucho says:

    Love the tank paint. I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with my next build, paint wise. I see so many good examples of the old school flakes here on this site. Very cool.

  10. PlugHead says:

    As usual for VI another killer build.

  11. jay hetfield says:

    This bike is killer nice work man and thanks for the JSC shout out…those pegs are now offered in brass too. Good luck with the sale! You are going to make someone a very proud owner of a bitch’n machine!

  12. trip says:

    Awesome ole skool paint!!

  13. Jherrid says:

    great looking brat bike, i’m building one my self right now. are both of those tires firestones?

  14. Visimpact says:

    Thanks….The Front is a Avon and rear is a shinko

  15. Heath says:

    Was wanting to know if you had sold it???AWESOME BIKE…

  16. Visimpact says:

    It is for sale. I had several offers but none were close enough to what I wanted to let it go. I’m accepting offers so hit me up if u are serious. All my contact info is. On my web site as well as the info on the bike. Thanks

  17. Kthorpe says:

    Hey I have that bike in my garage.