Colin Darling’s 1982 920 Virago

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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.

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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.

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