A wonderful restoration that reminded us why we love to restore these jewels to the state in which they left the factory. Everyone has had the opportunity to ride an old XS650, but until one gets to ride a freshly restored model, one never realizes how wonderful they are. The XS650 has everything suspended by rubber, and 40 years gradually takes its toll on those mountings. Total replacement, per Retrospeed's comprehensive restoration process, lets one experience the ride as though leaving the dealership four decades ago. Says Brady, "two blocks into my first test ride, I was blown away! Now I know what everyone felt in 1973." This concours restoration was featured in Motorcycle Classics Magazine