xj400

#Repost from @bikeexif We’re used to seeing gorgeous café racers roll out of Western European workshops, but today we’re venturing a little further east. This classy Yamaha comes straight out of Kiev, Ukraine—which is NOT the easiest place to build a motorcycle, as you probably know. Builder Nazar Poznyakovsky has been riding since he was fourteen, wrenching since seventeen, and now makes his living from a small workshop called Gazzz Garage. Very little of the original Yamaha XJ400 remains: The frame is still there, but it’s been modified. The engine is now from a XJ600, upgraded with a XJ600 Diversion cylinder block, and ported and polished heads. Up front is a 26mm FZ600 front fork with a modified air pressure system, mated to the frame with XJ600 lower and FZ600 upper triple trees. The FZ also donated its braking system, and the swingarm is from a Honda XL600R. #yamaha #xj400 #Київ #Україна #bikeexif See the high-res shots and full build story at www.bikeexif.com