• By Published On: May 9, 2018

    You may recall a similar looking bike built by Industrial Moto late last summer. We featured it in 2017. Someone liked it so much they wanted one for themselves and commissioned Industrial Moto to build another one. While this version is based on the original Project Scout concept, it incorporated a […]

  • By Published On: April 3, 2018

    I can’t help it, but we got a submission of another awesome Yamaha Virago. And just like Bal Deo’s Virago I’ve posted last week, it’s an XV750. It’s not on purpose, it’s just how they roll in. This bike is built by Oran, owner of Buriam Siammotor, a motorcycle dealer in Buriram. This mid-sized […]

  • By Published On: March 20, 2018

    Just like the Honda CB or BMW airheads, the Yamaha Virago is one of the most popular base bikes for custom projects. And yes, it has been done over and over again. Some good, some bad, some terrible. And when a bike design is being consolidated, it gets harder and harder […]

  • 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: July 7, 2017

    From mild-mannered cruiser to hard-edged café racer, change is a beautiful thing. Check out this Top 10 Yamaha Virago Cafe Racers and see if you agree. The Yamaha Virago was a significant milestone in the Japanese Cruiser family tree, but before we get there, here’s a quick cruiser history lesson. Not surprisingly […]

  • 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: July 12, 2016

    Yamaha Virago’s and that Benelli Mojave tank… It seems to be a golden combo. And to be honest, I still like to see them. I’ve even featured two custom Virago’s with the same kind of setup in our last monthly overview. Though, still completely different, just like this Virago 1000 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 […]