Foxy Lady, Based on the Yamaha XVS650, this Learner legal powerhouse is one classy ride! This beautiful Destino bobber has a long list of custom features that take her from ordinary to extraordinary.
- Unique 2 into 1 old style exhaust system, not too loud, just the right sound!
- Bobber rear fender, custom brackets and struts
- Beautiful hand made, cream leather seat
- Old school inspired indicators
- Stunning, Nikki B designed paint scheme.
- Side mount licence plate and '59 cadillac tail light (this can be converted to a rear mount licence plate for Australian Compliance at no extra cost)
- Comfortable western style chrome handlebars which are great for longer rides.
- Floor boards, also ideal for long distance comfort.
- Rigid custom look, but with all the comfort of hidden suspension.
- Purpose designed & hand made chrome & brass luggage rack - stylish and functional.
- Custom Bobbers - If you are looking for a custom bobber, come and visit us at the workshop and test ride today.
These are not cheap Chinese imports. These bikes are made in Japan and are built to last. Great V-twin Harley sound, amazing handling, rigid look but with the comfort of hidden suspension. Serviceable at your Local Yamaha dealer. If you want a hassle free custom bike (that you could ride every day), look no further.
This stunning bike is now for sale for $18,990 on road, ride away.
This 650cc custom is the largest capacity learner legal motorcycle on the LAMS scheme!
Purchase The Foxy Lady and you will also receive the Destino Experience
What is a Destino experience? We want to ensure that each client experiences something special, something more than buying a motorcycle at a typical store. Destino is a Family owned business, and we make a limited number of motorcycles each year.
We design each bike to be a one-off, so why should all of our clients have the same cookie cutter experience.... would you like fries with that, next please, please hold, can i help you, are you just looking, blah blah blah blah...
Only a handfull of people, each year, are fortunate enough to experience Destino. Here is what the Foxy Lady experience is all about;
A weekend for 2 at a multi-award winning romantic retreat in the Hawkesbury Valley. Complete with inroom spa, romantic log fire and delicious wood fired pizzas.
Once you are relaxed, you will visit the Destino Garage to pickup your new ride.
This exclusive experience is only available to the purchaser of The Foxy Lady. Every Destino client recieves a personalised Destino Experience, generally, you dont know what, how or where ... click here to see what other 'awesome experiences' our customers have had...
To arrange a test ride call or email Jimmy for more details.
Below is the article that was published by torquing2wheels.com, The article is based on another one of our learner Legal Bobbers, the basis of this stunning machine.
" Just don't tell " Destino " being a learner shouldn't come with such street cred..."
As I first approached the Destino's 57 my mind became overwhelmed with so many questions...
Could this really be a learner legal bike ?
How will it feel and can it handle ?
And most importantly, how will it make me feel out on the open road ?
At first sight you may struggle to pickup that once upon a time this custom bobber started it's life as a standard Yamaha V-Star 650.... I instantly know the photo's won't do the custom paintwork anything close to justice, so you'll have to trust me that the paint work is out of this world...Hats off to their in-house painter, only known as the " Stig "...
As I walk around the bike I am instantly taken back to my childhood, watching such shows as " Happy Days " and all time cult movies like the ever so fashionable " Grease ". Images of the ultra cool Fonzie on his personally modified ride after spending endless hours in the garages tinkering, cleaning & polishing his dreams until his knuckles turned white, come rushing into my mind...
Once I sat on the 57, my initial thoughts lead to how comfortable and natural it feels. Although the V-Star 650 has the hard tail bobber appearance with it's custom leather seat, Yamaha have cleverly hidden a central rear shock tucked underneath the rider, which plays it's part well. No doubt this is a feature the Destino team have used to their advantage in their design of this bike, ensuring no visible rear shocks spoil the overall theme...
I should say I was pleasantly surprised this natural seating position held my 6ft frame so well, with no issues in reaching for the custom handle bars, as I concluded my initial set up of the bike.
View the Custom Bobber Here
Getting to Know You
With all minor adjustments out of the way it was now time to fire up the engine that has served the V-Star 650 range of bikes so well.
As I fired her up, the bike gave a roar underneath me as if standing to attention. The powerful yet reassuring roar came courtesy of the twin after market pipes which the Destino's team has so gracefully wrapped. The one thing that is clear at this early stage is this bike really does seem the part, with every level of detail covered from the sublime 57 inspired paint work, the custom bars and mirrors, the leather bobber seat and right down to the color coordinated number plate ....Would white walls complete the picture ? Maybe if you were looking for a softer touch.
As I take off, with my hands wrapped firmly around the shorter yet chunky custom bars, I am taken back by the power of this bike for what fits into the learner category. Surely this can't be a learner bike. Now the power figures may just be nudging 40hp for these v-twin 650's, but that doesn't tell the whole story as there is more than ample torque ( puling power ) from idle with a sweet spot in the mid range and this would be enough to keep an experience rider interested - let allow those newest to riding...
Once cruising, the riding position suited my frame perfectly, with my feet rested comfortably on the pegs, I felt as fresh as the moment I first prompted the start button, after many hours out on the open road. This would read the same for the women amongst us, with the seat height suited to all not playing in the NBL.
With the Yamaha's low center of gravity this bike handles extremely well, especially flowing through winding sections of your favourite road or around your local area for that matter and if your pegs are hitting the ground, well you just may be on the wrong style of bike for you.
For me, I did find that the speedometer being based on the large 16 litre fuel tank took some getting used to, however if you are accustomed to cruisers or this is your first bike, then this would be all within your game plan.
Finally I could not tell the difference riding this shaft driven bike verses riding one with a chain, however with no chain, the Destino / Yamaha V-Star 650 offers lower maintenance benefits, and importantly doesn't throw chain grease all over you and your pride and joy.
All in all, Destino's 57, Yamaha V-Star 650 is a fantastic learner legal bike ( and then sum ), that will have you living your dreams without the price tag of a ground up build, yet has the quality of all things Japanese.
Truth be known, I couldn't get J-Mac to let go of the keys ( typically a sports bike rider ) and in the words of his wife " this makes your bike's look like rubbish " Ouch !
Finally, don't be fooled into taking the V-Star 650 lightly, as there is no doubt it is more than the sum of it's parts and certainly punches well above it's weight. ( For those interested in the specifications of the V-Star 650 we've posted this at the foot of the page )
Trust me if you happen to let the team at the Destino Custom Garage loose, be warned you will be addicted to their workmanship and ideas they will instill on your customised ride.
If you want to own this bike, or design your own - Call Jimmy and Nik here at DESTINO 0411 78 48 48