A traditional cafe racer aesthetic, paired with a sleek profile and understated colors - that was the brief for No. 26. As you can see from the images, Fahim and crew delivered above and beyond. Beginning with a Yamaha Virago, the bike was stripped all the way down to the bare frame and the build began from there.
Looking at the front of the bike, the shocks have been inverted for a slightly stiffer and more sporty ride. However, higher profile tires on both wheels and a longer-travel suspension in the rear ensure that comfort is not compromised. A slim seven-inch headlight takes care of lighting, while Tarozzi clip-on handlebars with highsider bar-end mirrors lend the bike its cafe racer aesthetic. A Motogadget Motoscope Pro speedometer keeps the rider informed up front.
Seating is provided courtesy of a brown suede leather upholstered seat, which itself is mounted on a custom fabricated seat pan and rear subframe. Integrated taillights live inside the rear hoop, maintaining a very tidy rear end. A custom fabricated foot rest provides a finishing touch to a very well-thought out build.
Finally, the engine breathes through a set of K&N pod filters, for the perfect combination of intake noise and cafe racer looks.
We don't pick favorites at Cafe Rider, but this Yamaha Virago build is a beauty, even if we do say it ourselves.