Half Litre Corner Eater
Half Litre Corner Eater
Many of us think that we’re not affected in the slightest way by fashion or trends, but, of course, it’s inevitable that we are. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t use the popularity of something to our own advantage—and then make it better of course…
JACK RUSSELL

Mackie Mac, the main man at Cambridge Pinstriping, had sold his Spitfire chop and was looking for a new project into which to sink his pearly whites and he knew exactly what it was he wanted to get—a Yamaha XV750. Now, you’re probably wondering why Mackie would choose the 750 Virago, given that they are neither particularly common nor cheap There have also been a significant number of them that have been converted into café racers; admittedly rather cool café racers, but all pretty much of a matching formula.

Well, he liked the looks, they’re mega-reliable once a few glitches have been ironed out, and he was keen to do something slightly different from the normal way of ‘caffay-ing’ the XV. But he couldn’t find one at the right price. Or, for that matter, find one at all…

However, he did manage to hunt down an XV500, which is the 750’s smaller brother that has virtually the same frame and style. Not only was it available, but it was the right price. He bought it there and then.

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