Billy Joel Rides a Custom Yamaha Virago [Photo Gallery]
The bike was commissioned by Joel to Greg Hageman of Doc's Chops, and represents the quintessence of Billy's love for motorcycles: as mellow as his music, without lacking the force and by all means, hard to forget.
The Virago 1100 lost its laid-back, low seat and got a new subframe to raise the riding position and come closer to the cafe-racer styling. However, the drag bars are level and keep the Vinago in the bobber world, just like the intricate, old-school fender mounts, evoking the early days of the motorcycle building.
Knowing how powerful the Virago 1100 is we can only guess much fun the new machine is Billy owns a private collection of motorcycles in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Despite owning more than 60 bikes in with 20th Century Cycles shop, he actually rides most of them on a regular basis.
❐ Check out the Vinago, Billy Joel's Virago 1100 photo gallery