Yamaha XS650 chopper was built by Jared Johnson at Holiday Custom Motorcycles in Portland. Holiday Customs have impressive fabrication skills and a good eye for design which results in motorcycles that are more like ground up redesigns than custom modes. The handmade exhaust is one of the most eye-catching features of this bike.
In fact almost every part of the bike was custom made by Jared, and it took nearly three months to complete. The battery rectifier/regulator box, fork covers, hard tail, kickstand, headlight mount, front brake stop, seat and handlebars are also Jared’s own design made especially for the XS650.
Photos by Neil DaCosta