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


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

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