1979 Yamaha XS650 Special

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Post Sale Update: This XS sold for $4,050 after 35 bids on eBay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, however the deal fell through. Interestingly enough, it was relisted for a BIN of $8,000 on eBay and it seems to have sold again.


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.

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