Rust & Chrome: Yamaha XJ600

Having the distinction of being the first inline-4 with a 600cc displacement, the Yamaha XJ600 (marketed in the U.S. as the FJ600) was only in production from 1984 to 1991 and is not a bike you see being customized that often. But thanks to couple of buddies and their combined efforts and creativity, this unassuming bike has taken on a new life.

Leo and Salvatore, working from their garage Ruggine & Cromo (Rust & Chrome), have given us insight on a great platform to build upon. Not too many of these bikes were made, but this is a great example of what can be done with a bit of imagination and a few tools. Very cool bike!


For reference, a stock 1984 Yamaha XJ600


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