Not all horse power is created equal. This commission was for a build that would battle in middle earth and make it to the local café in time for happy hour. A long draft 2-1 Mikuni carb feeds the lungs of this 1976 Yamaha XS650 twin and exhales pure guttural fury through twin high mount handmade exhausts. Progressive rear suspension and a full Kawasaki ZX6r front end complete with dual 6 pot calipers ensures you can handle even the most winding New Zealand roads as long as you’ve got Mearh.
photography by taylor henschell