The name Yamaha Virago is not usually followed by the words cafe racer or streetfighter but here’s something that might change your mind. My usual cruise through the eBay listings turned up this custom, definitely a long way from its beginnings as a Virago XV920. Last year I found a Virago with a Norton look which a lot of you liked, so here’s another direction for that tired old bike sitting in your garage or maybe a neat conversion for one of those used Viragos you can pick up
cheap for a very reasonable price.
It still has the easy maintenance shaft drive but there’s a new tail section and seat, nice paint job and that Virago twin that just keeps going and going.
Of course you can change the look of an old Yamaha Maxim, too, if you prefer inline fours to V-Twins. Your choice.
There are a lot of nice bikes out there, but sometimes they’re hidden in plain sight and look like tired old metric cruisers. Add imagination and a bit of work and you might be surprised at what you end up with. I like it.
Link: Yamaha Virago Cafe