Yamaha XT600Z

There is nothing quite as nice as bringing an old machine back to life. An this is exactly what happened to the 1988 Yamaha XT600Z that the guys from Plan B rescued from a garage.

The 25 year-old machine then went through a complete transformation, with a stunning final result.

Yamaha XT600Z

Yamaha XT600Z

After stripping the bike down to the chassis, Plan B started to rework the old machine. The engine saw a complete overhaul. A new high compression piston was installed, bringing the engine capacity up to 630 cc, while the rest of the unit got a nice polish.

Yamaha XT600Z

Yamaha XT600Z

From a Citroen 2CV, the guys scavenged a headlight and fitted it on the bike. Coming from a car, the light had plenty of spare room to fit some of the electricals in there too. The tail light was also pilfered from a car, this time a Ford Model A from 1930, and fitted to a Ducati Imola tail.

Yamaha XT600Z

Yamaha XT600Z

Several other parts went into making this motorcycle, and the end result is quite eye catching, even if the process seems a bit similar to Frankenstein’s.

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