The XS650 was quite a popular motorcycle – approximately 500,000 were built over a 13 year production run. When released, it was Yamaha’s biggest production bike and it was advanced for the time with unit construction for the engine and transmission, as well as a horizontally-split crankcase. It aped the styling of classic British twins but these Yammies developed a solid reputation for reliability. For more information on the XS650, check out this article on Motorcycle Classics.
This example is original down to the tires and it comes with the tool kit as well a windshield and crash bars. The seller says everything works “as it did from the factory in 1975.” Find this XS for sale in Waterbury, Connecticut for $5,850 here on Facebook Marketplace.
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