two yamaha XV920 motorcycles by moose motodesign personify good and evil
 

two yamaha XV920 motorcycles by moose motodesign personify good and evil

having always been intrigued by powerful V-twins, none impressed the creator at moose motodesign more so than the yamaha virago XV920 motorcycle. with one from 1982 and another from a year later, the poland-based studio transformed the cafe racer into what they call a ‘fighter cafe’. as well as being influenced by the vintage racers designed by mehmet doruk erdem, the two contrasting custom bikes represent the struggle between good and evil.


both editions by moose motodesign
all image by marcin bukowski

 

 

both moose motodesign XV920 motorcycles appear with an aggressive, muscular silhouette. this is showcased by the raw, elegant seats in italian tan leather, which cantilever and extend the dynamically flowing body line onward from the raised tank. at the front, the headlamps are decorated with a racing-style cross whilst at the rear, the LED lights provide a dramatic image when seemingly floating in the dark. all unnecessary structural parts on the bodywork were removed, before being cleaned and covered with a coating in each bike’s respective color – black or white.

 

 

the motorcycles’ handlebars highlight their minimalist style. when viewed from above, the clean form focuses the rider’s attention on a simple koso pro digital dash. the tank itself has been covered with a gloss color, protected, and then completed with hand-painted pinstripes. this color then matches the sachs rear shocks at the back but not the durable kawasaki front suspension or 310mm double brake discs and tokico calipers.


the evil XV920

 

 

 

 


the good XV920

 

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

model: XV920

custom manufacturer: moose motodesign

original model: virago XV920

original manufacturer: yamaha 

original production dates: 1982 and 1983

  • I like the focus on the big motor. The stated B/W theme is bogus.

    Jimmy

    Jimmy Xi says:
  • Agree, the good / evil angle is unnecessary spin. They both look stunning to me, particularly in black. Why isn’t Harley heading in this direction? They look very rideable, except, no fenders. Oh for good looking, functional fenders on a custom bike.

    Joe Gehrke says:

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