Escape Collective | Escape Machine #001
Design and fabrication agency out of Portland, Oregon specializing in geodesic domes and motorcycles.
geodesic domes, custom motorcycles, fabrication, manufacturing, design, branding, art, tenting, structures, events, portland oregon
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Escape Machine #001

Escape Machine #001

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Art, Design, Fabrication, Motorcycles
About This Project

 

This Yamaha XS650 was a very fun build. I wanted to make a simple looking bobber that also stood out from the crowd. The fuel tank comes from a 1960’s Honda CL77 Scrambler that I modified to mount to the stock xs650 frame. The tank badges were made through a fun process of acid etching magnesium and sign paint. I incorporated a few wood components here and there in an attempt to beautify some typically ordinary aspects. The handlebars were made from scratch, as well as the stainless steel exhaust pipes and various other components such as the repurposed headlight mounts. The front drum brake comes from the 1971 xs650, modded to fit and refurbished. The sleek and beautiful tail light was hand made by the talented James Crowe of Crowe Metal Co.

Illustration by Hill Hudson

Illustration by Hill Hudson

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