After exploring ideas, budget, and general style concepts Montana decided on the 1975 Yamaha xs650. She was excited to include spoked wheels, attracted to the look of spokes over the original mag wheels, a challenge when adapting a 2005 Suzuki GSXR 750 front end. Fortunately, V.S. was able to make this adaption with the help from Cognito Moto, who had the steering stem and hub already all figured out. With that change, the build would now have a rear drum and dual disc brake up front, making sure this bike would stop on a dime. As always, the idea beyond functionality is reliability and dependability — this is why V.S. installed a complete aftermarket electrical system. Also, adding a single mikuni carburetor to replace the finicky dual-carb setup to simplify the tuning and maintenance process. The addition of the mikuni carb also assisted in enhancing the performance of the handmade high-exhaust setup. One of the most exciting elements to this build was their discovery of the GPS driven speedometer market for the V.S. crew— they may never go back to the outdated cable driven type. To keep true to the tradition of giving the customer some creative control, Montana designed the beautifully executed paint scheme to really help set the bike off.