When the Yamaha Virago first appeared, it didn’t impress many bikers. However, this does not exclude the possibility of it becoming extremely appealing once it reaches a pro tuner.The team at Classified Moto gave this stock Yamaha Virago a more aggressive character and a totally fresh appearance. The modification went from the ground up.
The most prominent changes are the Classified’s signature front-end swap and the aggressive rear end modification.
The Virago’s fork draws inspiration from a 2009 Yamaha YZF R6-R (with upgraded bearings and a modified triple tree), whereas the rear suspension resembles the one from a 2008 YZF R6-S. Moreover, the front wheel was copied from an R6-R whereas the rear one fom an R6-S.
The motorcycle has Triumph Daytona adjustable shock, which makes the performance simply adorable.
Additional changes are: chopped rear section of the subframe, a conical high-flow air filter, a custom solo seat, and custom exhaust silencers and lines.
Owner Bob Ranew, North Carolina, USA
Basis 1982 Yamaha Virago XV920R
Front Suspension 2009 Yamaha YZF R6-R With Modified Triple Tree And Upgraded Bearings
Rear Suspension 2008 Yamaha YZF R6-S Shortened And Modified To Mate To The XV Frame With A Triumph Daytona Adjustable Shock
Tires Dunlop D616 180/55-17 (Rear), Metzeler ME880 130/80-17 (Front)
Tank Ubiquitous But Awesome Benelli Mojave 360 Tank, Nickel Plated With Paint By Our Buddy Barry Griffin Of Richmond, VA
Exhaust Custom With Modified Moto Guzzi California Pipe And NOS Scrambler Style Heat Shield
Controls Custom Foot Controls Left And Right With Left Side Perforated Metal Sprocket Guard, Nickel Plated. Top Mounted Dirt Bike Bars With Oury Grips
Lights & Gauges Minimum Required In Virginia. Headlight Is 5 3/4-Inch Unit With Custom Nickel-Plated Cage Made From Used Spokes. No Turn Indicators. Taillight And Acewell Gauge From Dime City Cycles
Fuel & Air Carbs Tuned For 2-Into-1 Exhaust And Pod Filter
Electrics Simplified Harness With Battery Mounted Underneath The Swing Arm
Seat Custom Seat Rails, Pan And Foam With Cover Sewn By Our Buddy Devin’s Delightful And Patient Mom