Whenever we see a build that just looks like a big FU to all the haters of customer bikes out there, we need to know more. Well John Ryland of Classified Moto who is know for amazing builds including The Walking Dead bikes has built this wild and crazy machine. Who cares how functional it is, this Classified Moto Honda XR650L Big Wheel monster just looks like a blast to ride.
John started off with a 96 Honda XR650L as the donor bike for the platform. Wanting it to resemble a BW200 but with a larger motor, John had his work cutout for him. Up front, he went with a WR250R front end that are mounted to custom triple clamps and hold a Honda ATC250 front wheel. In the rear is a highly modified triumph swingarm that holds a BW200 wheels. For an even wilder look, he went with a set of fat STI Black Diamond Tires that give it the look he wanted.
Just about everything on this machine has been modified. The tail section is completely custom built with a one off high mount rear fender. The tank is a modified CM185 that flows with the lines of the seat and tail section. Up front is a set of custom made triple headlights using 3 single dominator lights mounted on a custom made bracket. The headlight bracket also serves as the mounting point for the cool little front fender. Mounted on the handlebar cross member is an Acewell Speedo to let you know how out of control you are getting, haha.
Be sure to head over to Classified Moto’s website and social media pages to see and following what his next build will be. John’s eye for detail and detail is unmatched and I promise you will not be disappointed by his builds.
CLASSIFIED MOTO XR650L BUILD SHEET:
- DONOR: 1996 Honda XR650L
- FRONT END: 2014 Yamaha WR250R
- TRIPLE TREE: CM custom billet upper and lower
- FRONT WHEEL: Honda ATC250R
- FRONT BRAKES: Honda XL600R
- SWING ARM: 2006 Triumph Sprint ST
- REAR WHEEL: Yamaha BW200
- REAR SHOCK: Progressive Suspension 465
- TIRES: STI Black Diamond (DOT radial)
- TANK: Modified Honda CM185T
- MOTOR: Honda XR650L
- EXHAUST: Full CM custom stainless
- INTAKE: CM custom stainless
- GAUGE: Acewell Digital
- SEAT: Custom upholstered waxed canvas and leather
- BATTERY: Shorai Lithium Ion
CLASSIFIED MOTO HONDA XR650L BIG WHEEL PHOTOS (BY ADAM EWING):