XS650 Eight Ball Boy

Yamaha XS650 street tracker by Filippo Barbacane
You can always rely upon prolific Italian builder Filippo Barbacane to come up with something different. The latest creation from his Officine Rosso Puro stable is ‘Eight Ball Boy’ a high-ridin’ street tracker based on the Yamaha XS650. (The stance reminds me of House Rockers’ CB750 customs: are we seeing a trend here?) The bike is full of parts from the RossoPuro sub-brand, including the swingarm, triple trees, wheels and brake rotors. The 50hp motor is stock, but the frame has been modified and Paioli 45mm forks fitted. Check that rear suspension too, with a very unusual tandem shock set-up. All the bodywork is custom-made, from the tank to the fenders, and Barbacane has created new foot controls too. Congratulations to owner Antonio Di Battista—he’s got himself a unique-looking machine that’ll be a blast to ride. [Via Mulligan Machine.]


Yamaha XS650 street tracker by Filippo Barbacane
Yamaha XS650 street tracker by Filippo Barbacane