THE WORLD’S MOST STYLISH YAMAHA XV750 CAFE RACER BY HAGEMAN CYCLES

YAMAHA XV750 CAFE RACER

The underrated Yamaha Virago from the 1980s is really gaining favor as a custom base. Classified Moto has already shown the way, and here’s another terrific example—this time from Greg Hageman of Hageman Cycles. It’s a 1982 Yamaha XV750.

About the Builder:
 
This custom Yamaha Virago was built by Greg Hageman of Hageman Cycles and it was built for Season Two of Discovery Channel’s Cafe Racer TV show. Greg Hageman has been blessed with an eye for finding treasure among a trash heap, transforming rusty bikes from the 1970s into eye-popping café racers. You can check out more of Greg´s work on his website and it was built for Season Two of Discovery Channel’s Cafe Racer TV show.
Greg Hageman was the National Winner for the Yamaha sponsored 2013 Star Bolt Build-Off.
Greg Hageman is honored by Pipeburn in their 2014 Bike of the Year top 10.
  Click below to see Greg Hageman featured in Season 1 & Season 2 of Cafe Racer TV on Velocity    
http://www.hagemanmc.com/caferacer.html

  YAMAHA XV750 CAFÉ RACER BY HAGEMAN CYCLES
Hageman built a new subframe to support the lovely, wasp-like seat unit and lowered the forks by two inches to improve the stance. There’s a Tarozzi fork brace to tighten the handling, along with Tarozzi rear sets and clip-ons for a better riding position. At the back is an adjustable, air-assisted shock and a simple Acewell unit has replaced the standard instruments.
The engine internals has been left alone, but the stock Hitachi carbs have been rejected, fitted with K&N filters and matched to a free-flowing Mac Performance exhaust.
Tires are Bridgestone Spitfires. Most of the metal has been subdued with a matt black finish, and the result is simple and stylish. Is this the perfect twenty-first-century café racer?
Spec:
·     Yamaha-xv750-4
·       Laced Wheels
·       Hagon suspension
·       2 into 1 exhaust
·       Stainless engine hardware
·       Digital speedo/tach
·       Integrated Led turn signals
·       Tarozzi rear sets, fork brace, clip-ons
·       Start at $17,000 INCLUDING the donor bike (Bike For Sale)

 
 
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