Yamaha XS 400 Custom

Yamaha XS 400 Custom 5 450x330 - Yamaha XS 400 Custom

The humble Yamaha XS 400 is often overlooked by people who are lured by the larger XS650 and although I’m well aware of the attraction of additional power, I’ve always been a huge fan of slightly smaller engined, lighter weight bikes. When men first had the idea of dropping an engine into a bicycle, they…

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1977 Yamaha XT500

1977 Yamaha XT5001 - 1977 Yamaha XT500

The Yamaha XT500 is one of those motorcycles that came before its time – it was an ‘adventure bike’ before there really was such a thing and it quickly found a home in races like the Paris–Abidjan-Nice, the Paris-Dakar and races across the Mojave in the US. At its heart the XT500 has a twin valve…

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