1990 Yamaha XJ600
Chimera Motorcycles first build as featured in the Bike Shed London Show 2022.
in typical fashion when setting out on choosing our first build I wanted to use a base bike that hadn't really been used before which in turn means very little information available and even fewer available parts!
I was looking through local market places and saw the regular Hondas and BMW's which all look fantastic when done and have incredible support online and with aftermarket parts but I wanted something not usually done before. I even have a 2018 Ducati Monster in the garage,
but i wanted something from the 80/90's ...
An ugly duckling....
And there she was a slightly dishevelled 1990 Yamaha XJ600, with horrible plastic fairings, clunky displays, proper 80's styling at its worst.
Its claim to fame, the first inline 4 cylinder 600 that paved the way for many future Japanese superbikes
*** Pictures to follow shortly***
This is a full custom build from the ground up
Custom one of rear subframe
Tank mounts moved
Custom rear sets
Frame part smoothed
Powder Coated in Black
Custom built tank painted satin black with orange detail
Custom hand made metal rear cowling painted in satin black with orange detail
Suzuki GSXR 750 USD Forks powder coated in black and rebuilt
Tapered all balls bearing headset
Clip on handlebars
Custom billet top yolk with Chimera detail
Orange top nut
Rear YSS mono shock with adjustable rebound and preload
Standard wheels refurbished and powder coated in matt black
Bridgestone tyres (wider than standard)
x2 6 pot front calipers and 310mm front discs
Adelin brake and clutch levers
Hydraulic brake switches
NWT X21 electrical system
NWT lithium battery
6'' Single LED headlight
Mototgadget RFID Digital ignition
Daytona rear light
Full custome wiring loom
Fully stripped, cleaned and rebuilt
Triple S chain and sprockets
Chimera Custom built full exhaust system from stainless steal