Colin Darling’s 1982 920 Virago

View all 8 Photos

After being rejected from engineering school, 23-year-old Colin Darling used the money he had saved as a Starbucks barista to make his first custom build. Teaching himself as he went along, Darling remastered this 1982 920 Virago. He took the brakes, clip-ons, fork, and front wheel from a 2010 Yamaha R6, the rear suspension from a 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000RR, and the tank from a 1978 Kawasaki KZ650 SR. He dressed up the black ceramic base and black powder-coated frame and wheels with a clear powder-coated tank, a diamond stitched bobber seat, a stainless steel Logo plated in 24 carat gold, and 3D printed badges. Contact Darling directly to inquire about purchasing the bike and helping fund his next build.

Davide

Davide

Davide was born and raised in the tiny Piemonte town of Biella, world-famous for its textiles and the hometown of Michaelangelo Pistoletto. A life-long passion for design and innovation led Davide to New York City, where he lives with his family. He created Gessato in 2006, and he's been pioneering new communication tools and techniques ever since.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • Boat Rooms on the Fuchun River

    A creatively designed retreat that celebrates an ancient local tradition. Built on the banks of…

  • andBeyond Vira Vira Lodge

    A serene retreat set on a working farm in Chile. Back in the early ‘90s,…

  • Eastwind Hotel & Bar

    A cozy upstate New York retreat in the Catskill Mountains. The brainchild of a group…

  • The Kumaon

    A serene mountain retreat in the Himalayas. Located 1600m above sea level in the Village…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(103287)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(661)
}
            
  • The Capacita E-Bike

    A smart and affordable cargo e-bike designed with function in mind. After launching the Volta…

  • BMW HPN 821 By GpMucci

    Customizing a classic. When the owner of this HPN bike approached Gian Paolo Mucci and…

  • The Savage Bag By Db Equipment

    An innovative design that provides next-level protection for bikes. After designing award-winning travel bags for…

  • VanMoof’s New S2 And X2 E-Bikes

    E-bikes designed with a sophisticated anti-theft system and other ingenious features. In 2016, Amsterdam-based brand…

  • The Progress Bike

    A bike that defies convention. Even at a glance, the aptly named The Progress bike…

  • The Cowboy Electric Bike

    Created for fun and faster urban commutes. Stylish and modern, the new Cowboy Electric Bicycle…

  • A Custom BMW GS Bike

    Stylish and ready for adventures. In a quest to make the BMW GS bike look…

  • Falcon BMW R Nine T

    A modern bike with a classic appearance. Dresden-based Hookie Co. likes to do things differently….

  • The KVAERN E-Bike

    Urban commutes powered by the sun. Featuring a sleek futuristic aesthetic and an environmentally friendly…

Close Cart