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[:es]Honda XR600 Scrambler de 66 MOTORCYCLES[:en]Honda XR600 Scrambler by 66 MOTORCYCLES[:]

[:es]El modelo usado para crear esta Honda XR600 Scrambler es una XR600 de 1996 que hasta ahora había sido mal tratada en un Safari en el interior de Australia, pocas motos como esta pueden dominar igual el desierto. La moto ha sido transformada por los talleres Sixty-Six Motorcycles de Perth.

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

 

Lo primero que se ha buscado es cambiar el depósito de gasolina por uno más adecuado, se ha usado el de una Honda CB250, ya que tiene las proporciones adecuadas y el aspecto es el adecuado.

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

Lo siguiente fue cortar y crear el subchasis de la XR600. Se fabricó uno más delgado y que siguiese las líneas del depósito de gasolina. El asiento se creó a mano y adaptado al tamaño del subchasis.

Se le cambiaron las llantas por unas SM Pro de 17 pulgadas. El estilo de la Honda XR600 Scrambler es ahora más parecido a una motard. Las cubieras usadas son unas Shinko 705. La horquilla ha sido reconstruida entera y recortadas para poder usar unas ruedas más pequeñas.

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

Los chicos han rehecho todo el cableado de la XR, incluso se han atrevido a mover el contacto debajo del asiento en una pequeña caja de aluminio. Cambiaron el carburador por un Mikuni TM40. El nuevo silenciador también se le ha añadido nuevo.

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

Se le ha añadido un faro de 7 pulgadas. Los intermitentes delanteros y traseros, así como la luz de atrás y los espejos son de la marca japonesa Posh. El protector de la cadena y el guardabarros delantero fueron creados a mano.

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

El color elegido para esta Honda XR600 Scrambler también ha sido el adecuado, a mí personalmente me encanta este acabado sencillo y minimalista sin quitar a la moto la agresividad que le caracteriza.

Sixty-Six Motorcycles website | Facebook | Instagram[:en]Few motorcycles can tackle the Australian outback as well as a Honda XR600. This is the machine that kick-started Honda’s 18-year Baja 1000 winning streak, and the reliability and raw power of the mighty XR have made it a desert racing legend.

The 1996 model we’re looking at here was originally set up for the brutal Australasian Safari. And it was pretty tired by the time Sixty-Six Motorcycles of Perth got their hands on it.

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

“It’d had a hard life smashing through the outback, and was showing its age,” says Sixty-Six’s Peter Ellery. “We decided to create a thumper which had attitude, but with a clean aesthetic.”

Peter’s first port of call was finding the right fuel tank—but the frame’s awkward backbone complicated matters. Eventually the team settled on a Honda CB250 unit. “It had the right proportions and a period look—so the tunnel was modified and on she went!”

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

Next, they lopped off the XR600’s subframe and fabricated a new, slimmer one to complement the tank’s lines. Resting on top is a custom-made tan leather seat.

Thanks to a pair of 17” SM Pro rims, the stance of this XR600 is now more motard than desert racer. The rims are laced to Talon hubs, and wrapped in Shinko 705 rubber. The front forks have been rebuilt and lowered to suit the smaller wheels.

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

Sixty-Six redid all the XR’s wiring too—in the process moving the ignition to under the seat in a neat little aluminum box. They also installed and rejetted a Mikuni TM40 flat-slide carb. The new exhaust muffler is an off-the-shelf item. (According to Peter, it took a few mandrel bends to make it fit the header pipe.)

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

There’s a 7” headlight up front, and the turn signals, tail light, mini-switches, grips and mirrors are from Posh Japan. But the heat shields, chain guard and single-sided front fender bracket were all made in-house.

This Honda XR600 was set up for the Australasian Safari. It's now retired, and starting a new life as a very classy street tracker.

Sixty-Six opted to finish the XR600 (now dubbed “X ON”) in subtle hues. Dave Williams handled the tank, while the frame was powder-coated black and the engine painted in a black wrinkle.

It’s the perfect retirement for a bruised old racer. We reckon it’ll be just as much fun on the street as it was in the sand.

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