A CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE BUILD FOR ROAD TRIPS
“Is this bike for sale”? He would have walked out with the Yamaha if he could! Unfortunately for him, this bike was custom made on request. But luckily for him, we build bikes on request!
We agreed to meet after the event to discuss details. A week later he was at the Wrench Kings Quarters in Bilthoven and here the planning started.
“What bike do you want”?
“Exactly the same please”
That’s how the discussion started. And although there is a big resemblance between the bikes, this one is totally different. Different color scheme, different tires, build-in navigation, different handle bars. In other words, a custom, tailored machine that fits all his wishes.
Patrick likes to make trips. Preferably long trips. Weekends away to Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, etc. And especially Germany is strict on noise regulations. So we had to find a muffler that produces a nice sound and can be silenced by a bolt-on DB killer. And we didn’t want him to get lost, so we included a TomTom rider navigation set. A fun little toy that lets the rider chose how “curvy” the route should be. A boring highway trip of one hour suddenly becomes a beautiful three hour road trip through back roads and stunning country side. Highly recommended!
Reliability was another important point. The Yamaha XJ600 Diversion is a reliable, air cooled machine with built with modern technology and easy riding characteristics.
We went looking for a bike and found a 24 year old Diversion with only 8k kilometers (5k miles) on the teller. The bike was dealer maintained and the owner sold it because he was getting too old and the bike too heavy. A beautiful machine with hardly any wear or tear. It just looked brand new.