XS half-fairing

ride XS half fairing

Straight out of Japan xs650 cafe racer half-fairing

This Cool and original looking XS Belongs to Numa out of Japan. Numa sent a couple pictures of his bike in and then I e-mailed him back and asked if we could do a monthly feature on it. It was hard to communicate because neither of us could speak each other’s language. We used Google translator to talk back and forth a little bit and I was able to get a little bit of info on his bike.  So, I’ll try to sum up as best I can want Numa had to say about his new ride.

noid img 15421 XS half fairing

The bike was built by M/C UPPERが作りました.  It is sporting a crazy cool DUCATI 916 front half-fairing.  He is extremely happy with the way it turned out “I’m very happy.”

back XS half fairing

side XS half fairing

“This bike cowl (fairing) out of one’s passion and paint flakes and candy
I’d like Ko, in Japan and the cowling is flaking paint a motorcycle gang that often
Because, custom and culture, a stranger is seen as a chopper motorcycle gang
Masu. On like this. (Laughs) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gsx400e.jpg
try different handlebars and ended up with Separate handle (clip-on handlebar)”

seat rfender XS half fairing

carb XS half fairing

tank XS half fairing

It has the Mikuni VM carburetor Omazu (Omar’s) are attached to the tank and the fiber.
Tail lamp is vintage.
bars XS half fairing
I’m glad non-Japanese people love this bike.

Numa Thanks!

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32 Responses to XS half-fairing

  1. Jonathon D September 10, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    very cool and different bike I really like the pipes

  2. Emery September 10, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    Sweet bike, I like the paint and the half fairing looks pretty sick. The helmet/goggle combo is also nice… very Mad Max. Haha

  3. Teebs September 10, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Bad ass.

    That paint is crazy deep. Love it.

  4. neoman September 10, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    MAD MAX Style!

    Fairing, seat, tank, pipes and dual Firestone fatty’s all work
    great balance.

    Nice job Numa san sugoi nee

  5. Rick September 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    I love firestones…so sic on this rig. Makes me want to re-think my ride and change it to a cafe with a fairing. MOD Approved

  6. Emery September 10, 2009 at 11:48 pm #

    Ya those firestones are nice…

  7. tadd442 September 11, 2009 at 1:05 am #

    I like the seat….looks like it came from Yamaha…..

  8. cold stares September 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    bitching and unique.

  9. Chris September 11, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    I love the bikes out of Japan…check out http://www.bratstyle.com

  10. Steve September 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Very Very Cool like it alot !!!

  11. dannyb September 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    those pipes are sick.

  12. Damian September 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    Any idea what goggles those are? I’m a fan… also, anyone know who makes custom bratstyle seats here in the states?

  13. Jon September 13, 2009 at 10:23 am #

    I like that tank. Wonder what it is?

  14. dannyb September 13, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    from what i gather it is a “omars” tank. google “omars street tracker” and you’ll find it.

  15. Ted September 13, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    I really dig his bike a lot! I’d love to get my hands on that seat for my café project…. Thanks for sending in the pics and doing the article with me Numa. I think you have a killer ride!

  16. andy carter October 5, 2009 at 10:33 pm #

    dude that fairing is soooo sick! i love your ride numa!!

  17. Franco October 24, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    That’s looks great.I want to do my guzzi like that!

    Welldone guys.We all need people like you!

  18. chris October 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    that isn’t a 916 fairing. it’s a fairing of a ducati sport classic.

    either way. awesome bike!

  19. numa October 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    Thank you for a lot of comment!

    firestone tires, pipes, small tank…
    this bike isn’t pure cafe racer.

    so people who like pure cafe racer may dislike this.

    but I love this bike & M/C UPPER’s works!
    http://web.me.com/mcupper/M_C_UPPER/Photos.html#11

  20. Ricardo Damazio November 1, 2009 at 5:05 pm #

    Really love the Cafe-Racer/Mad Max mix style. A simple bike, with very good taste and looks.

    Cheers
    Rik

  21. HoeyUno November 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm #

    Thats a rad ass machine.

  22. Skylar December 2, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    Numa, this bike is super tight. Incredible build quality.

  23. thumpadozer February 23, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    You got it right!60/70′s pre-disco OZplotation special!One of one.Need we say more?Former chief editor Cycle World would love this…

  24. motocasa May 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    Great looks. It isw nice to see suspension kept. The stretch was done right too.

  25. oelil March 11, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    very very very cool bike…

  26. sean from boston March 12, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    a mean machine for sure

  27. Juice March 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    nice bike, that fairing is schweet

  28. Franz June 2, 2011 at 4:48 am #

    Hi!!!

    Great MOTO, but what are the sizes of your Firestone Deluxe Champion?

  29. MidwestMyriad June 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    What tank is that? Harley XR or something similar?

  30. Aucbar June 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    What kind of helmet is that? Ive been looking for one for so long and the closest thing I have found is the Simpson Bandit…