Yamaha XJ600 Experiences Sparta Garage’s Custom Therapy

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We can never get enough of bespoke rides, so let’s examine another.
Sparta Garage’s moto surgeons go about their daily business in the capital city of Minsk, Belarus. The workshop prides itself with a plethora of two-wheeled masterpieces that earned them a fearsome reputation on the custom motorcycle scene. Let’s take a look at what they’ve managed to accomplish on a majestic late ‘80s Yamaha XJ600-based build, shall we?

The donor is put in motion by a four-stroke inline-four monstrosity, with two valves per cylinder and a respectable displacement of 598cc. At 10,000 rpm, the air-cooled leviathan is perfectly capable of generating up to 72 hp, along with 40 pound-feet (54 Nm) of feral twisting force at approximately 8,000 rpm.

This malicious power is carried over to a chain final drive via a six-speed transmission. On the other hand, stopping power is taken good care of by dual 267 mm (10.5 inches) discs and dual-piston calipers at the front, joined by a single 267 mm brake rotor and a one-piston caliper on the other end.

As to Sparta Garage’s stunning work of two-wheeled art, the stock XJ600’s subframe was amputated to make room for a bespoke loop-style counterpart that keeps things looking neat. This module features an integrated LED rear lighting strip, which follows the curves of the tail section.

A new two-seater saddle was upholstered in-house and installed on top of the custom subframe. To make the whole thing come together, the crew sculpted a pair of tasty side panels and a fiberglass belly pan by hand. You will also notice a Honda’s headlight nested inside a fiberglass housing and one handsome front fender.

To wrap it all up, the wizards proceeded to honor the exhaust system with a couple of angular stainless-steel mufflers that do a wonderful job at looking rad. All things considered, I’ll have to admit this one-off Yamaha XJ600 had me lost for words!

What’s your take on Sparta Garage’s remarkable creature?
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About the author: Silvian Secara
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A bit of an artist himself, Silvian sees two- and four-wheeled machines as a form of art, especially restomods and custom rides. Oh, and if you come across a cafe racer article on our website, it’s most likely his doing.
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