CC Outtake: Don’t Forget Your Keys

I’m a daily visitor of Curbside Classics and a photographer. Walking to work one day, I spotted this beautiful old Yamaha XS400. So I snapped a couple of quick photos with my phone, something I do frequently.


Looking at the photo a little closer, I realized that the owner had left their bike on the street with the keys still in the ignition. I was pretty sure the bike hadn’t been stolen, and thought the picture would be appreciated by CC fans. So maybe this would be a good post. I’ll do some research.

When I decided to look for a stock photo of the original bike, I was kind of shocked to see the exact same motorcycle show up right away in my Google search. This bike was already famous. I guess I know a nice bike when I see one, and you never know what you will find on the streets of Portland.