Yamaha XS650 Scrambler by Ironwood Motorcycles

XS650 Tracker

Ironwood Motorcycles LogoWe’ve always been big fans of the Yamaha XS650. It’s simple, well-built, has good grunt and sound, and it just lends itself to customization, whether it be bobber, tracker, cafe racer, hard-tail, or scrambler.  On the other hand, the ‘net is pretty saturated with XS650 customs, so it can be tough for one to stand out of the crowd.

Well, that’s certainly no problem with #ICW9, a 1981 XS650 scrambler by  Ironwood Motorcycles of Amsterdam.  This was the 9th build by the shop, and boy is it a doozy, with Ducati Monster forks and mono-shock setup, Benelli tank, and 750cc motor. Shop owner Arjan van den Boom was kind enough to lay out the details.

Yamaha XS650 Scrambler

#IWC9 Yamaha XS650 Scrambler ’81

  • Cappucino (Fiat 500 2015,café latte) paintjob on tank, front fender and headlight ring.
  • Front conversion Ducati Monster (upside down fork and Brembo brakes)
  • Rear conversion Ducati Monster (mono shock suspension and Brembo brakes)
  • Wheels Ducati Monster
  • Benelli Mojave gastank
  • Heat wrap applied onto exhaust pipes
  • Hooligan mufflers
  • Vapor digital speedo
  • Biltwell grips
  • Scrambler handlebar
  • Small rear light
  • Bratstyle seat
  • Special rearset
  • XS pod filters
  • Engine modified and maintained by Heiden tuning (now 750cc instead of 650cc)
  • Oil gauge
  • Kick only, no battery
  • Pirelli Corsa MT60 tires


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  3. Hi there

    Great looking beige XS650. What carbs are you running on it?


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