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Recycled Hawtness: 1981 Yamaha Virago Resto-mod Motorcycle

August 27th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

The suspension, wheels, and brakes are readily available Yamaha R6 sportbike bits that can be found at many local salvage yards. You can find the tank, light, and handlebars at salvage yards, as well. The dash and instruments are all-digital, leaving the awkwardness of the factory original far, far behind


Home-built Hawtness: Benjie's Cafe Racers

September 11th, 2012 | by Jo Borras

You don’t need to drop down $10K on a new Triumph to get the look and feel of a classic sportsbike – you just need a little help from Benjie’s Cafe Racers, who can help you craft some home-built hawtness of your own.


Yamaha's Zuma 50: 132 mpg of fun!

December 13th, 2011 | by Susanna Schick

I spoke with Yamaha's Tim Olsen about their Zuma 50 and Zuma 125, both excellent scooters for new riders and young urban commuters. The 50 gets a mind-boggling 132 mpg, and must be loads of fun to ride. I only say this because I haven't ridden one yet, but I know of at least one very talented racer whose preferred mode of commuting 60 miles to work is on his Zuma



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