This Yamaha xs650 is very different in appearance to my other builds. The customer who it belongs to asked for a bike that would share features with an Austin Healey 3000 that his dad had once owned. My aim was to take some of the key elements from the car and apply them to the bike without it becoming too garish. Instead of dark and moody, like my other builds, this one resulted in a light and classic look which I feel pays homage to the Austin very well. A comfortable riding position provide the perfect ride for his commute into town but also has enough power to ride to the coast for a weekend trip.