1982 Yamaha Virago XV750

I know. Many people think Viragos don’t have a lot going for them. But flaws aside, the early ones had a monoshock that makes them pretty versatile when customizing. It can have lines like a hardtail or a sport bike. Or something in between. This one was commissioned by director Sunny Zhao — http://www.dreamsfactory.com — for his current feature project “Reciprocity”. A revenge movie set 100 years in the future. http://www.reciprocitymovie.com  He wanted something that looked old and futuristic at the same time — something the antagonist (a hitman with no discernible soft side) could appreciate. This is the result. With our unpatented triple tree mod, we grafted on a 2000 Yamaha YZF R1 front end. We removed several feet from the wiring harness, mounted the battery under the tank and made a remote recharging system so we don’t have to remove the tank when the volts are running low. Shifted the controls rearward. Thought about a padded seat for awhile. But that will come after the movie is wrapped when Sunny starts riding it around town. (Photos: http://www.adamewing.com )

 

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