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Speed Read: A Yamaha XS650 chopper from Jakarta and more


From Jakarta to Bavaria, great custom motorcycles know no borders. Our weekly round-up includes a Yamaha XS650 chopper, a custom BMW R80RT, and a modern Suzuki GSX-R1000 with retro looks. We end things off with a 1974 Ducati 750SS that belonged to one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most prolific photographers.


Yamaha XS650 by Batakastem Workshop This cheeky Yamaha XS650 chopper comes from Abraham Simatupang and his team at Batakastem Workshop, based just southwest of Jakarta in Indonesia. It’s a little more colorful and a lot more irreverent than your average Yamaha XS650 chopper—but that’s what happens when your client cites their favorite anime character as an influence.

Batakastem started with a stock XS650 but quickly decided to discard most of the original bike. The only Yamaha parts left are the front section of the frame, the engine, and the wheels.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Speed Read: A Yamaha XS650 chopper from Jakarta and more
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-motorcycle-news-july-16-2023
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2023 17:01:27 +0000

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