Hogs in the ‘hood: Yamaha Cafe Racer XJ650?

A rare Yamaha shaft-drive cafe racer...

A rare Yamaha shaft-drive cafe racer…

ED. NOTE: One of our readers has corrected us, letting us know that this bike is in fact a Yamaha XS1100 Standard.

This is a tough one, but I think it may be a 1980-1983 Yamaha Cafe Racer Maxim.  The shaft-drive is the clue we’re looking at here, but the ‘cafe styling’ throws a wrench in the works, for identification… Read More …