The pictured bike was built for Season Two of Discovery Channel’s “Cafe Racer” TV show, and it is what Mr.
Greg Hageman of Doc’s Chops made out of a Yamaha Virago XV750 from the 80s.
Hageman built a new subframe, lowered the fork by two inches (about 5 cm) and added a Tarozzi fork brace as well as a couple of Tarozzi rearsets and clip-ons to improve the riding position.
On the rear there is an adjustable air-assisted monoshock, while a simple Acewell unit replaces Virago’s standard instrumentation.
The original engine has not been touched, although its Hitachi carburettors got now a new jet and new K&N filters.
The model also uses a Mac Performance exhaust system, and Bridgestone tyres.