Monday, February 9, 2009

XV750 Virago Cafe Racer

Really Nice Work! I'd be tempted to build one if I could find a donor.



12 comments:

  1. What a beauty!!! Does anyone know more about this bike/builder etc.....I just found a donor and need some info---thanks

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  2. Hi Lisa. I did some hunting and the original owner is from the Netherlands. He posted some info about his bike at the Clasic Bikes forum. here is a link to the thread:

    http://classicbikes.actieforum.com/show-us-your-project-f1/zero-cafe-racer-tribute-to-zero-engineering-build-in-haaksbergen-the-netherlands-t108.htm

    Hope this helps.

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  3. Also check here. There is some owner contact info.

    http://www.caferacer.ca/cafegallery/displayimage.php?album=6&pos=17

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  4. Lisa(anyone), I found my donor -where do we go from here? I'd like to share with anyone starting this project. I'm in N.J. and email is bruceyoung5@aol.com ---Thanks

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  5. I made one like this around '82! Near as finished (but not quite as nice), and it drove great. It really worked. Thanks, seeing this makes me less embarrassed about ever having an XV750 among the following:

    1970 Honda SL 70
    1981 Yamaha XV 750 (cafe’d)
    1977 Yamaha RD400
    1980 Ducati 900 SSD
    1975 Rickman Montesa 250 road racer
    1974 Montesa 250 VR
    1978 Montesa 348 Cota
    1968 Montesa Impala Sport
    1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler
    1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler
    1972 Moto Guzzi 850 El Dorado
    1967 Bultaco Metralla 250
    1969 Triumph TR6R 650 Trophy
    1973 Kawasaki F7 175
    2000 Kawasaki W650

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  6. That is one seriously hot bike. Who'd have thought it was a Virago?!

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  7. What's a "sprotbike"?

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  8. wow... my Virago looks like crap now. I see i have some work to do!

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  9. "Anonymous said...

    What's a "sprotbike"?"

    'sprotbike' is the dumbed down term for a "sprotbile"

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  10. Wow, never tought a Virago could look not embarassing.

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  11. I was in the junkyard sizing one of these up yesterday... this would not be a tough build. Loads of potential.

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