Autoevolution is featuring one of Billy’s motorcycles, a custom Yamaha Virago 1100, baptized Vinago. The bike was commissioned by Billy 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.
Read more at autoevolution and check out the Vinago, Billy Joel’s Virago 1100 photo gallery.