Evan Favaro just celebrated his 23rd birthday and already gets a second feature in my website. Not surprising when you know than Evan Favaro was only 12 years old when he started to build small custom 2 stroke race motors from scratch for himself and his friends to race around town. Instead of video games, he bought himself a welder when he was only 14, welded a chain into a steering wheel for a go-kart.
In his Speakeasy Motors shop in Paramus, New Jersey Evan built this cool 1978 Yamaha XS650 with a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 750 front end, custom made neck and axle, modified hub, fully rebuilt motor, hand fabricated tail and tank from scratch. All fabrication, powder coating, and assembly was done in house. Bob Folz of Toon Town Paint and Bert Quimby of Bert Graphix, both from Riverdale, New Jersey, did all the painting.
Hard work is paying off. Not only Evan’s young shop is busy but professionals also agree that his creations are very special. Recently Speakeasy Motors won First Place in Modified Street Class at J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Bike Show.