My 1978 XS-650E - before


    Again, this is not a photo of  my  bike. It is a from a scan of Yamaha's sales brochure. But it does look exactly like mine did when I first rode it home. This is a clean, classic design. We need them to bring it back with only a bit of mechanical updating - Don't touch the overall design. Leave those long pipes and real fenders. Give me a six gallon tank, full chain enclosure, oil cooler, electronic ignition ... etc. And give the loyal riders ( and new buyers ) dual discs like everyone else in the world. Have these people never ridden in this country?

Scanned detail shots from the brochure.