2000 Yamaha FZS600 Fazer by Bad Winners
The 2000 Yamaha FZS600 Fazer in front of you has been customized by the team at Bad Winners. It has fenders and no pipe wrap, it’s neither street legal nor refined; it’s definitely a conversation starter. It shows off a blend of styles, with cues reminiscent of a cafe racer, a stunt bike, and a supermoto – all in one. It’s definitely aggressive, that’s for sure! The original bike was stripped down and put through a series of upgrades. The running gear comes from a 2012-model Yamaha R6, including the front forks, wheels, and brakes; the rear end had to be redesigned to make it work. The process included widening the frame at the right spots, and reworking the suspension mounting points for optimized riding dynamics.
There was no need to mess about with the engine, at least not that much; a custom-made CDI now allows for a fine tuning of the ignition. The wiring’s been simplified, and now runs off a Motogadget m-Unit controller, while a lightweight Lithium-ion battery adds to the overall performance-oriented modifications. The original airbox is gone and a hand-made, stainless steel four-into-one exhaust system has made its way onto the bike. There’s even a custom-made water cooler. Further additions include a tiny LED speedo from Motogadget, Renthal street bars, Domino racing grips and LSL footpegs. A pair of 1600 lumen LED fog lights will keep the rider safe in the darkness, while the Metzeler race slicks will keep it fun. This bike’s brutally honest, and I love it.