Yamaha XJ6 – Louis Special Conversion
Mid-range, but not middling! – Yamaha XJ6
Yamaha's mid-range all-rounder combines economy and liveliness, super everyday riding qualities and a youthful-hippy overall look. A thoroughly re-engineered FZ6 engine with precise gear shifting and a torsionally rigid, finely designed tubular frame add up to a whole lot of biking enjoyment.
Better looking and sprightlier than Honda's CBF 600, the Yamaha XJ6 appeals to the same target group: anyone who is looking for a trusty machine for every day.
More fun for the eyes and ears
If you'd like to make the sporty lines of the XJ6 even more striking, a good place to start is with a seat cowl and rear hugger from Bodystyle plus a somewhat taller windshield from Ermax. Xenolen LED turn signals in a CNC-machined aluminium housing enhance the look further still. A special flasher unit ensures the correct flashing rate. We found the original "canister exhaust" looked rather uncool. Fortunately, there are some fantastic alternatives with EC type approval – e.g. the complete exhaust system with carbon shorty from Shark.
A double-butted LSL superbike handlebar gives stability, a superbike look and even lighter handling. The handlebar is easy to install with the requisite LSL clamps, and the original cables are long enough. Our aluminium grips with a rubber pad create the desired customised look as well as being grippy and quick to fit. High-quality Magazi mirrors complete the new cockpit.
An equally easy upgrade is to replace the footrests with classic racing footrests from LSL. TRW/Lucas racing-style brake discs add an eye-catching feature and also deliver improved heat dissipation and outstanding braking performance.
All parts at a glance – To offer a quick overview, we have provided a summary of all products installed on this machine.