One of our community members, Marcus, sent us stunning photos of his Yamaha XS650, capturing the bike from various angles. This 1975 XS650b bobber/brat is a true labor of love, taking about four years to complete. Let’s dive into the details of Marcus’ unique build.

Marcus’ XS650b features a subframe, M-Unit Blue, and a Lithium Battery cleverly tucked under the swing arm. “I painted, retired, and tuned the bike,” he shares, highlighting the extensive work he put into this project. The bike retains its stock carbs and suspension, though it has been lowered by 2 inches, giving it a sleek and aggressive stance.

One of the standout aspects of Marcus’ build is the use of Hugh’s Handbuilt components, which add a custom touch and enhance the bike’s performance and aesthetics. The bike is also equipped with lights on all four corners, ensuring it’s as functional as it is stylish.

The welding on the bike was done by a professional, ensuring that every joint and connection is solid and reliable. The engine, built by Limey Bikes, is a powerhouse that complements the overall build perfectly. Marcus’ attention to detail and commitment to quality are evident in every aspect of this bike.

Marcus’ XS650b was recently showcased at the Handbuilt Show in Austin, a prestigious event that highlights some of the best custom builds in the industry. “It was recently shown at the Handbuilt Show in Austin (where this pic was taken),” he notes, adding a touch of prestige to his already impressive build.

The photos Marcus sent in capture the bike from different angles, showcasing its unique features and the meticulous craftsmanship that went into its creation. The combination of the classic bobber/brat style with modern components and a custom touch makes this XS650b truly one-of-a-kind.

“It took me about four years to finish. I have nothing left to say,” Marcus concludes, letting his work speak for itself. This 1975 XS650b bobber/brat is a testament to his dedication, skill, and passion for motorcycle building.