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TWIN PEAKS

I KNOW Jay Donovan’s Manta XS650 and have photographed it, and I know Jay. He does indeed ride it. Great workmanship and a great young man. Good to see his work in your mag.

Doug Willoughby

EXCESS SALT

HI Geoff, you said to keep you posted on progress of my XS650 salt racer. The

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Retrobike1 min de lecture
Retro Specs
ENGINE Air-cooled four-stroke 50-degree side-valve V-twin; twin chain-driven camshafts, two valves per cylinder; 65 x 75mm for 498cc; 6.5:1 comp; single 15/16-inch Amal carb with remote fuel bowl; 6V Lucas battery/coil ignition; dry sump; shaft prima
Retrobike1 min de lecture
Retro Specs
ENGINE Air-cooled twin-cylinder piston-port two-stroke; kick start only; 492cc, Wossner pistons; Mikuni 36mm flatslide carburettors, Kawasaki ignition; multiplate clutch, 5-speed transmission, chain final drive CHASSIS Tubular steel frame; Kawasaki
Retrobike2 min de lectureDesign
Retro STYLE
The Chelsea quilted leather jacket cuts a contemporary silhouette with its stretch ribbed side panels while retaining comfort and manoeuvrability on the bike. The Chelsea’s distinct zipper detailing provides a modern contrast against the classic leat