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Billy Joel Rides a Custom Yamaha Virago

Many of you know know Billy Joel as the "Piano Man" and have no clue about is passion for motorcycles, motorcycle riding and boats. We're introducing one of his motorcycles, a custom Yamaha Virago 1100, baptized Vinago.
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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.

 
 
 
 
 

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