The YAMAHA XV250 and XV125 Virago is an interesting base for a Cafe Bobber conversion, in my example with the ESPIAT rear and the aftermarket Harley lamp mask.
The Yamaha bike is based on a classic steel frame and an air-cooled two-cylinder V engine. As with all Japanese bikes, this engine is also very simple and absolutely reliable. The performance is rather lukewarm, but at 250cc you can not expect to be pulled long arms when turning the throttle. The XV 250 is very light and handy, ideal as a daily ride for work or similar purposes. In addition, the bike is very cheap to buy and extremely low maintenance. For the classic look stereo struts are installed. The Yamaha Virago is an ideal base for a custom bike, chopper or cafe bobber look. The lamp mask completes the frontend. The front fender should be cut more compact, I have completely dispensed with in this case.
Individual tail modification
I have designed and implemented an individual tail which fits perfectly with the line of the XV 250 and XV125 Virago. By replacing the original fender with the ESPIAT seat, you not only get a much sportier look, you also save a lot of weight.
Remodeling overview what to do:
- Mount ESPIAT rear
- Attach lamp mask
- paint various parts
- mount smaller turn signals
That was it. Thus, with reasonable financial and time, an extremely cool Cafe Bobber from the Virago XV 250 and XV125 be conjured.
Parts list for the XV 250 and XV125 Cafe Bobber conversion
- Cafe Bobber Lampmakse
- Mini LED tail light
- Alternative taillight / brake light combination Blinker r (from now on I only install)
- LED flasher (if LED flashers are installed)
- Mini rearview mirror
- high quality graphite exhaust tape