Column PART # 7 TRIBUTE TO THE TRUSTY TWIN (Ten Times)

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Wake up boyz, we have a party goin’on!

Our trusty twin celebrates her fortieth birthday this year… Now you’re really really sure you’re ridin’ a classic piece of steel. It was in the autumn of 1969 at the Tokyo Motor Show where Yamaha introduces the XS-1 officially to the public.

The Candy Green Granddad was the hero of the show. Friends and enemies were surprised Yamaha came up with a classic four stroke parallel twin, but in the following years the twin proved her quality, 25 different XS 650 models are made till 1984.

The bulletproof engine is used in all kind of motor sports and used by many custom builders round the world. No doubt, this is one of the most beautiful, and best, engines built in Nippon.

So now a sort of tribute to the XS 650 engine, the heart and soul of our rides.

Ten times the trusty twin:

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Keep them running!!

Greetz from the Netherlands, Hans Prost.

Comments

  1. Billy says:

    How coul something so cheap ,be so good?!

  2. Rorschach says:

    Sick. Check out the new isssue of Cycle Source. There is a XS650 featured bike and a tech article on an xs build. Very nice.

  3. Rorschach says:

    I will see what i can do. Anyways, these are some really sweet pics.

  4. Rorschach says:

    Everytime i send i send something to you i get a rejection notice? i dont know what the deal is.

  5. Hans from Holland says:

    MailboXS is ok, maybe try scans one by one or two in one mail ???

  6. Elcorin says:

    Greatings, Thanks for article. Everytime like to read you.
    Thanks

  7. Hans from Holland says:

    ThanXS Elcorin, could anybody scan the article from Cycle Source and mail it to me???
    You would do over 600 Dutch XS lovers a big favour!!!

  8. Rorschach says:

    I tried to new e-mail and it did not work. Sorry i have taken so long. Been working 14 hour days and the company is about to be bought out and moved to new hampshire so i am preoccupied with looking for an apartment up there. Again sorry.

  9. Rorschach says:

    Sent everything to ted to hopefully get to you.

  10. BLACK WIDOW says:

    cool pics

  11. fanoboss says:

    HANS RAWKS ! : )>

  12. norm younger says:

    great motor pics.