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

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

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…

Fresh out the Macco Motors workshop in Spanish city of Málaga, Spain—a beautifully revamped Yamaha XSR700.

Gold Standard: An upgraded XSR700 from Macco Motors

Most conversations about the Yamaha XSR700 revolve around its aesthetics. Many pundits can’t get along with its looks—but will still admit there’s a damn fine motorcycle hiding underneath it all. The 689cc inline twin is smooth and punchy, and it’s light on its feet. Plus it responds really well to customization; we were originally raked…

How to build a Yamaha SR500 street tracker, the Mule Motorcycles way.

How to build a Yamaha SR500 street tracker, the Mule way

We know Richard Pollock is a master of his craft—and we know he’s thorough. But we’re beginning to think he’s a little obsessive. This Yamaha SR500 went onto the Mule Motorcycles bench for some basic upgrades. But as Richard dug deeper, he found more and more issues. Things snowballed fast… “The bike was an ex-road…

Review: The 2017 Yamaha SCR950

Before, during, and after, only one thing matters: how does it make you feel? Tech specs can never do a motorcycle justice. The ride is…