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New from Nozem Amsterdam: a radical chopped Yamaha XS650.

Dope: Nozem Amsterdam’s old school XS650

Yamaha is on a roll these days. The FZ range has redefined the middleweight sector and sells by the container load. The XJR1300 and SR400 are getting their second winds, attracting buyers looking for simple, old school thrills. And if you fancy customizing an XS650 … well, good luck finding one. You can spend thousands…

Excess All Areas: A radical Yamaha XS850 custom from Nozem of Amsterdam.

Excess All Areas: Nozem’s radical XS850 custom

Yamaha triples are getting a lot of love from journalists and customers these days. But as old-timers will remember, the Yamaha Motor Company was making popular three-bangers 35 years ago—in the shape of the XS750 and XS850. We don’t see many XS850 customs, but this rapier-sharp example from Holland shows the potential. It’s the latest…