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‘92 Yamaha XV920 – 485 Designs

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Andrew in Café Racer. 9 comments

Ed Burke and “Hap” Ueno. There’s two names that I’m pretty sure mean absolutely nothing to you, despite them being responsible for creating this, the Yamaha Virago. It’s because in the world of automotive design, most never get to see the limelight. Besides, the original Yamaha Virago range was not exactly the Brough Superior of it’s time. But over the 40-odd years that the bike has been in existence, it’s never been more popular than it is right now. And it’s all thanks to the insight and talent of Ed, Yamaha America’s Manager of Motorcycle Product Planning and Yamaha Japan Engine Designer, Hap. The engine-as-stressed-member design, the box frame as airbox, the single rear shock and the shaft drive – it’s all theirs. And this? This is what their vision, and that of Colorado’s 485 Designs owner Nick, has created. Meet an XV920 that ups the bar for Virago customisers everywhere.

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Colarado Norton Works

Posted on May 19, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

Colarado Norton Works (CNW) mission is to is to ‘re-build the finest Norton Commando motorcycles on the planet’. Judging by this amazing Norton Commando they are doing a damn good job. CNW spend over 250 hours on each custom motorcycle re-build, completely disassembling each Commando bike and re-building it from the ground up to create some of the most stunning and rideable British motorcycles ever built. View their gallery to see the amazing standard of work these guys strive for.

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