Monday, August 8, 2011

DAILY INSPIRATION: Classified Moto's Virago Released

No more teaser shots. Full blown shots of Classified Moto's latest build, the Yamaha Virago XV920 for Bob Ranew, has been released. The full write up can be seen on BikeEXIF if you haven't been over there already.

In true Classified Moto style, the details are tastefully raw, and the suspension has been heavily upgraded. Follow the jump for the spec sheet and more shots.

Classified Moto XV920R6-R specification
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 courtesy of Lloyd Vintage 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.

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