The Yamaha XS650 was introduced in 1970, though it wasn’t until the end of the decade when Yamaha created a “Special” variant – it featured a teardrop fuel tank, pullback handlebars, and a wider rear tire.
The 654cc engine was good for about 50 horsepower, which had to motivate a 450 pound (dry) bike. 1979 was the last year for points on this model, the next year it’d get electronic ignition. This example (VIN: 2F0163880) has approximately 5,000 miles, and it recently got serviced by SBKH Moto with a tank clean, carb clean, valve adjustment, and front/rear brake rebuild.
Find this Yamaha for sale in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $4,729 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.