YAMAHA XS500 (TX500) VooDoo
After all the bavarian flat twins we were after something else again. Maybe something extraordinary. Completely off the norm. I let my thoughts fly around. In the abandoned pigsty of a friend we still had outsourced a machine that would fit our idea. An old XS500, a rare classic out of the Nippon shelf. 1973 was the year of construction, with the smooth round tank built only one year. We bought this bike about 2 years ago in Southern Burgenland. At the previous owners house we were originally pitched for something completely different. We had a beer or two,
told each other petrol stories and then we came to the special moment. René opened another garage door. And there she was. In full splendor, and yet pretty battered.
René had never started the Yamaha, the fuel taps were dismantled, a huge tachometer in the middle of the upper triple clamp. On closer inspection, it was clear that this bike was not driven on the street since a long time. The Twin had been uncompromisingly switched to racing. Clip-ons, straight pipes no exhaust, a single blue wire from the battery forward to a
toggle switch and back to the ignition coil. Quick throttle gas.That’s all with special equipment. Enough seen. We found some room in our trailer. And hoped that we have enough buckswith us.
GEAR UP AND RIDE A TITAN NOW