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

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

Low Tracker: A custom Yamaha Virago from Ad Hoc Cafe Racers of Spain
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 muscular, eschewing the mainstream for a squared-off style of their own.

Low Tracker: A custom Yamaha Virago from Ad Hoc Cafe Racers of Spain
And so it is with this 1991 Virago 1100, nicknamed ‘Low Tracker.’ It’s squat and slammed down, with nary a hint of streamlining anywhere. And strangely enough, it works.

Before he picks up a grinder, David always has a very clear mental concept for a new build: In this case, it was to make a very low-riding bike with a dark vibe and a very compact look.…

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