Yamaha Virago 125 cafe racer kit by Rubber and Steel

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Rubber & Steel cafe racer photoshoot

Congratulations to Rubber & Steel on a well-deserved first featured story in the latest edition of French specialised magazine Cafe Racer!

As the young Grenoble-based company prepares to release its first radical custom motorcycle kit based on the famed 1980s Yamaha Virago later this year, that’s great news to see interest building up in the media. Incidentally, it also felt good to discover one of my photographs from a recent photoshoot we did together.

For this very first attempt at capturing the distinctive and beautifully detailed looks of Laurent Piveteau’s first cafe racer prototype, the raw atmosphere of our garage location offered a perfect background to reveal the beast. What a looker!

Until Rubber & Steel’s official website goes live and the company’s first custom kits hit the market, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Find more of my automotive photography work in the related portfolio section.