Custom Yamaha FZS600 Fazer summons the mighty Cafe Racer spirit with enthusiasm


Skilled hand play can really work wonders when your tedious machine asks for customization.

About a month ago the self-evolution pages were graced with the presence of “Marc Ellus” – a reworked BMW K100RT from Marcel Galuszka’s Blackout Custom Design. Unsurprisingly, we’ve noticed that you’re just as intrigued by this bespoke phenomenon as we are, so you probably won’t mind if we showcase another of BCD’s masterpieces today.

This time it all started with a 2000 MY FZS600 Fazer from the Yamaha range at factory specs. The donor is fed by a liquid cooler DOHC four-cylinder in-line engine, which is linked to the transmission chain of the bicycle by a six-speed transmission. Delivering 95 wild ponies at 11,500 rpm, the 599cc mill enables its wearer to complete the quarter mile in 12.8 seconds, while top speed is rated at 135 mph (217 km / h) .

When the Fazer walked through the threshold of his workshop, Marcel began by removing the front fairing to make way for a state-of-the-art LED headlight. In the cockpit, he installed an Acewell tachometer and tracker-style TRW handlebars, which sport Biltwell grips and handlebar end mirrors.

With those accessories in place, Galuszka’s attention turned to the rear of the FZS600, where he installed a custom subframe with built-in lighting. A quilted leather saddle sits atop the new frame, while the license plate has been moved to the left side of the swingarm.

For extra stopping power, the brakes have been rebuilt using new pads and premium floating discs. Additionally, BCD’s solo mastermind has refurbished the creature’s four-cylinder powertrain, along with its standard 41mm (1.6-inch) telescopic forks.

The 599cc engine exhales through a unique set of hot-wrapped manifolds, which end with a single aftermarket muffler. To top it off, Marcel wrapped the Fazer’s original front fender and fuel tank in a glamorous coat of pearly white paint, while the other components were blacked out for contrast.

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