There’s no better way to end a day than by jumping right in the saddle of your powerful motorbike and blazing off into the sunset to face the miracles the night has in store for you. Well, with the Dark Bullet freshly rolled out by Italian bike customizer shop Macco Motors, you’ll certainly get your fair share of the dark: a stunning all-black speed machine, the upgraded Yamaha XS400 is a dream come true for any lover of potent engines, slim outlines and stable highway rides. Let’s check it out for size, shall we?

Macco Motors Yamaha XS400 Dark Bullet

Built from an old-fashioned 38 horsepower 1978 Yamaha XS400 A2A bike, the Dark Bullet has all it takes to turn your ride into a piece of black magic. Fitted with a fresh front axle, a XS750 fuel tank and a pair of SR250 rims (19 inches up front and 18 at the back) shod in Metzeler Lasertec tires, the Dark Bullet boasts a set of shorty pipes, classic Hagon shocks, chopped subframe and a retuned engine with K&N air filters.

Restored Yamaha XS400 Dark Bullet

At the client’s request, the electric starting system was replaced by the old school kick starter, and the Macco Motors team also threw in a traditional AC circuit instead of the regular DC, topping it off with a custom-built adjustable voltage regulator, jet-ski coils and dual control modules powered by a Ballistic 8Ah Lithium-ion battery. For the finishing touches, the customizer shop added a handsome fiberglass tail section with license plate support, mini turn signals, analogue speedo and tacho, a 6.5-inch headlight and inverted Tarozzi semi-elevated clip-ons clad in brown leather to go with the style of the new seat, gear shifter and kick-start lever. Finally, the bike was repainted in matte black with raw steel and gold pinstripe accents to reflect the Macco Motors signature design.

Macco Motors Yamaha XS400 Dark Bullet

Detailing on the Macco Motors Yamaha XS400 Dark Bullet

A quaint-looking brute machine, the Dark Bullet is truly a unique motor-biking masterpiece that brings back the retro feel of kick-starting your trusty ride and setting out on an unfolding road-borne adventure in superior style and speed. Check out the shop’s gallery for more images and info. [via]


Restored Yamaha XS400 Dark Bullet

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