Matt Machine’s 1978 XS650 Street Tracker

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Say a big hello to Mr Ayres and the newest member of his personal rolling stock; the Matt Machine 1975 XS650 Street Tracker.

“I had been looking at all sorts of classic and custom bikes for quite some time, I started falling for the vertical twin engines – especially the way they sat in hardtail frames. I started looking at XS650s as these seemed to have a reputation for being indestructible and a lot of people were turning them into all sorts of styles; bobbers, cafes, trackers etc. All so completely different, but still with that beautiful old-school twin engine.

Somewhere along the line I decided that the XS was the bike I needed. It was going to be an original later model with hopefully not too many miles that I could then start pulling bits off and turning it into something I liked. Something comfortable with a bit of a classic dirt bike style, which I’m quite partial to.”

More pictures and full article on pipeburn.com

Comments

  1. Snagglepuss says:

    Beauty but I wonder why you haven’t shined up the side covers yet? Nice article too enjoy it’s really nice.

  2. norm younger says:

    Great job.

  3. fanoboss says:

    Cool Bike.

  4. Barney says:

    Spankingly clean, nice paint!

  5. mike lytle says:

    very nice job. some use the term “flow”, well, i’ll say it ,this bike flows!!! thanks for sharing

  6. Andrew says:

    Hey

    Do me a favour and take yr URL off of my image? I’d get medieval on yr asses, but you linked to my post…

    Cool?

  7. Andrew says:

    Hey

    Do me a favour and take yr URL off of my image? I’d get medieval on yr asses, but you linked to my post…

    Cool?