The Spirit of '71: A Harley XL1200C scrambler by Greg Hageman.

The Spirit of ’71: Hageman’s XL1200C Scrambler

Greg Hageman’s known as the guy that convinced us that Yamaha Viragos can look good. But we’ve never seen a Harley-Davidson custom from the American builder. Which is strange; the Sportster is arguably a better (and more popular) platform than the Virago. And Greg sure knows his way around them—he’s a qualified, master-level Harley technician.

1995 Yamaha Virago XV750 customized by Greg Hageman.

Yamaha Virago XV750 by Greg Hageman

When it comes to old motorcycles in need of resurrection, owners often face a dilemma: restore to original spec, or rebuild as a custom? The temptation to perform a nuts-and-bolts resto is massive when there’s a ’60s model BSA or Triumph in the garage, but less so when the bike in question is a Yamaha…

Yamaha Virago XV920 cafe racer

Extreme Makeover: the Yamaha Virago XV920

Are there any remaining doubts about the resurrection of the Yamaha Virago XV920? If so, this latest build from Greg Hageman of Hageman Cycles should eradicate them. “My inspiration for this bike was an old DT360 my neighbor had when I was growing up,” Greg reveals. “I just wanted to build a bike that was…

Custom Yamaha Virago

‘Buzz Saw’: custom Yamaha Virago

Erick Runyon is one of the hardest-working photographers on the custom motorcycle scene, so he gets to see a lot of bikes. And after working on the Cafe Racer TV show, he’s got to know many of the builders too. Erick’s now built a bike of his own: ‘Buzz Saw,’ a 1982 Yamaha Virago XV750.…

Yamaha Virago by Hageman Cycles

It seems like Greg Hageman can do no wrong at the moment. A few days ago, his retro-themed Yamaha XV1100 custom was a hit. And…