• By Published On: May 31, 2022

    Gentlemen, may we have your votes please? In 2021 the BikeBrewers team got invited by the Café Racer Club Bulgaria to act as judges for the 2nd edition of the Caféracerfest in Kyustendil – Bulgaria. We didn’t know what to expect, since this was the first time we were asked to […]

  • By Published On: April 14, 2022

    Populair request We have written about the venerable Yamaha XV a number of times in our recent posts and we can’t get enough of them. Not just because of the cool aesthetics the Japanese V-twins have, or the high desirability factor they possess. No ladies and gentlemen, we love the Yamaha […]

  • By Published On: July 18, 2018

    Usually, this kind of machines don’t make it to the blog but in a way, this Yamaha XV1700 intrigued me. It’s called Project Warrior and is built by Spartak Garage from Russia.  

  • By Published On: February 28, 2018

    In a world where everybody is looking at each other through a little screen, it’s becoming harder every day to be original. Same goes for building custom motorcycles, it’s hard to build something that’s not been done before in one way or another. Another difficulty is that everybody seems to know […]

  • By Published On: December 6, 2017

    The Yamaha Virago is one of the most popular base bikes for custom projects and there are some really beautiful and unique projects out there (check out my Top 10 here). There are some builders out there who simply nailed it with their own interpretation of the Virago. And designs like […]

  • By Published On: November 27, 2017

    Maybe you’ll remember this awesome Honda CB750 Nighthawk Cafe Racer? If not, you really should take a look. It was build by Industrial Moto and shows us what these guys are capable of. Their latest project is called “Project Vasquez” and is based on a Yamaha XV.  Project Vasquez from industrial […]

  • By Published On: November 3, 2017

    This machine right here is built by Kustom Special Components, or KSC, from Italy. One of the team members, Massimo, is an Italian engineer living in the UK. The KSC shop is located in Italy and is run by his partner Fabio, who is specialized in machining parts and welding. They took […]

  • By Published On: October 4, 2017

    Recently I’ve posted the 10 Best Yamaha Virago Cafe Racers, and I guess it already needs an update… This awesome XV920 cafe racer is built by Jakub Beker from Poland and owner of Ugly Motors. The bike was recently featured on another website. Usually, I don’t repost stuff from others, but […]

  • By Published On: August 3, 2017

    Cool Yamaha XV535 Virago Flat Tracker built by Dino Maltoni from Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolás Fernández about the project: This bike was an awesome challenge for us since it was in an extremely poor condition. As with most of our projects, we started by disassembling the entire bike. Our plan was to […]

  • By Published On: March 6, 2017

    The Yamaha XV is and will be a popular base for customization projects, but the last time XV I’ve featured one here was in July 2016 so I was glad to post this one today. It’s built by Cardsharpers Customs from Poland (you may know them from this cool Honda CB600 Cafe […]

  • By Published On: February 25, 2016

    Found a great Yamaha XV750 Virago Café Racer by VTR Customs. This is one of the builds they’ve displayed at Swiss Moto 2016. I really like what these guys are doing, remember the awesome BMW R NineT we’ve featured earlier.  

  • By Published On: January 11, 2016

    The Yamaha Virago is a becoming more and more popular as a base bike for café racers. Despite the odd lines of the original machine, it can be turned into something beautiful. And one of the best parts of the Virago is the powerful V-twin engine. Good for us is that […]

  • By Published On: January 5, 2016

    Donny Ariyanto from Studio Motor is someone who knows how to design and build a custom motorcycle. This is not the first creation that we’ve featured, so please be sure to check out this awesome CB1000 Café Racer and the tiny Yamaha Scorpio Café Racer. This time Donny took the challenge […]

  • By Published On: October 23, 2015

    The Yamaha Virago is a very popular base bike for a cafe racer project. The creator of this bike, David Bailey, not only wanted a “head turner” but also a bike which can be ridden daily. He found a XV920 in poor state and took it under his wings. He completely […]

  • By Published On: July 22, 2015

    A Yamaha Virago has an ankward standard lining, so turning it into a cafe racer takes some courage. Bike brewer Greg Hageman did an outstanding job on this XV750. Front fork is from a 2008 Yamaha R1. Öhlin shocks on the rear, and as you can see, the big v-twin caches […]

  • By Published On: January 1, 1970

    Hi My Name is Lars Schau, I’m 46 years old and I live in Bramming, Denmark. My earlier project, (a Honda Goldwing Cafe Racer), was a huge success, and it won first price, at a Allingåbro Motor Festival, back in may 2015. http://www.motorcykelgalleri.dk/galleri/70622-honda_goldwing_gl_1100_cafe_racer_edition_solgt In September 2015, I began my project with […]