“…The XS is a Rolls Royce with a blown Chrysler Hemi motor…” – Cycle Magazine
Darryl Flack of Motor Sports Retro wrote: “While the new CBX1000 and Suzuki were out and out sports bikes, the shaft-drive XS1100, affectionately called the “Xcessive’, was more of a muscle bike come tourer. Heavier than and not as fast as its rivals, the XS1100 did have one particular ability – winning races.”
Shawn Coffill of Campbell River, British Columbia, who brought the full potential out of a mighty XS, building a muscular, even brutal XS1100 cafe racer. While working in a CNC shop, Shawn manufactured many pieces of the bike, including a top triple, motor mounts, headlights, and even velocity stacks. Below, Shawn gives us the whole story of the build.
Image & story credits: Bikebound