XS650 Street Tracker

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I’ve posted it before, but it’s worth a revisit. As seen at the ‘09 Greasebag.

8 Responses to “XS650 Street Tracker”

  1. dannyb278 says:

    nice bike, but its a cafe racer, not a steet tracker

  2. grail21 says:

    I’d disagree, definitely not a cafe racer. The typical attributes of a cafe racer would have have a lot of different parts - bars, tank and the seat would be the biggest different. Search google images and you’ll see what I mean.

  3. dannyb278 says:

    rearsets and dropped handlbars make a cafe racer, not a dirt tracker.

  4. dannyb278 says:

    or street tracker

  5. dannyb278 says:

    you google and see what i mean. i think i know what a cafe racer looks like. doesnt have to have a dunstall body kit to be a cafe. the chrome tank is a nod to the cafe racers of old, it has clubman handlebars and rearsets. How is that not a cafe racer?

  6. grail21 says:

    To me, the profile of the bike is more Street Tracker than Cafe, although I wouldn’t argue that both types of bikes have influenced the other. But it’s all semantics, I could care less about the “category” a bike is thrown in - chopper, bobber, cafe, tracker… whatever - a cool bike is a cool bike. That said, this bike is using stock mid controls, not rearsets, and the Cafe Racer purists will tell you that a true Cafe Racers has clip-ons, not clubmans. I’m not saying I agree with that, but that’s the line that the purists draw.

  7. dannyb278 says:

    fair enough.

  8. lance houston says:

    A bumstop and rear cowl would seal the deal for the Cafe vote,
    but a very nice bike either way.

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