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Low Tracker: A custom Yamaha Virago from Ad Hoc Cafe Racers of Spain

Low Tracker: Ad Hoc’s Yamaha Virago bucks the trend

2 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

Think of a custom Yamaha Virago, and you’ll probably picture a sleek, waspish build from Greg Hageman or Moto Adonis. The seats are stubby and the stance distinctly lean-forward: The epitome of the 21st century café racer. David González of Spain’s Ad Hoc Café Racers has different ideas, though. His builds are usually chunky and…

Neon Dream: This custom Yamaha XSR700 is a Retina-Searing Treat.

This Custom Yamaha XSR700 is a Retina-Searing Treat

9 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

Despite the incredible numbers of custom builds hitting the streets daily, it’s surprisingly difficult to find anything new. Every genre has its accepted look and style, and envelopes are rarely pushed. But David González of Ad Hoc Café Racers swims upstream. His bikes are often oddball, yet always awesome. Like this new Yamaha from his…

Hey Bulldog: Ad Hoc's beefy Ducati Multistrada

Hey Bulldog: Ad Hoc’s beefy Ducati Multistrada

There’s no conventional beauty in the oddball creations of David Gonzalez. But there’s a steady demand for the unusual bikes that roll out of his garage in Barcelona, Spain. The latest is ‘HyperRoad,’ a muscular Ducati Multistrada with a powerful stance. “The commission came from a guy who’s big Ducati fan,” says David. “He’d seen…

Yamaha XJ650 motorcycle customized by Ad Hoc Cafe Racers

Yamaha XJ650 by Ad Hoc

The sign of a truly skilled custom motorcycle builder is the ability to create something beautiful from inauspicious beginnings. I’m not saying that the shaft-drive Yamaha XJ650 is a sow’s ear, but it’s certainly not in the same aesthetic league as a Moto Guzzi Le Mans or BMW R100, say. Yamaha’s middleweight cruiser has not…

Ducati Multistrada by Ad Hoc

Ten years ago, the Multistrada was the odd man out in the Ducati line-up. For starters, it looked very strange indeed—and was likened by one…

Honda 750 Nighthawk by Ad Hoc

Right now, the epicenter of the European custom scene is Spain. The Iberian Peninsula is already famous for its petrolhead culture, which has spawned legions…

Yamaha SR250 ‘AG HOC’

We’ve used the term ‘low-key’ to describe Ad Hoc’s David Gonzalez before. His latest release—an audacious Yamaha SR250—is anything but. This cheeky-looking scrambler was built…

Yamaha XJ750 by Ad Hoc

David Gonzalez is one of those low-key, under-the-radar builders, slowly creating a portfolio of stylish and slightly unusual bikes. Ten months ago we covered his…