Suzuki DR650 Becomes Retro All-Terrain Racer
When it comes to Varese-based Extemporae custom bike workshop, it seems like the dullness is magically washed away: after sucessfully customizing an Yamaha TT600 and an XT550 and making it into the Rider Magazine, Alex and Paolo, the guys behind Extemporae, knew it was time for another interesting project.
They revised the DR650's frame as it was supposed to receive a retro Yamaha 400 fuel tank for a classic look. The rear was also modified to lower the bike and accommodate a custom seat. Extemporae also provided a custom oil radiator and the exhaust, while new fenders were loaded in the front and back. A '70's dirt track racer provided the handlebars and a new pod filter allowed the bike to breathe better.
Extemporae's DR650 will not turn as many heads as a top-notch CB550 cafe-racer, but considering how far is the original Suzuki and the new custom, we cannot help congratulate the builders. Via BikeEXIF.
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comments written so far
The DR650 retro is very nice.
What kind of tank was build in the dr650 retro? I have a dr650 and want to change it in a retro bike.
It would be glad if I receive some informations.
Thanks and regards from Germany
Sylvia & Gerhard