Steven Bate
1981 Yamaha Virago 920r

Birmingham, Alabama
Instagram: @dixiana_co

While the rest of the People’s Champ Final Six Pack were older Harleys, Steven’s stands out for being based on a Yamaha Virago. The unusual donor bike choice posed challenges for sure, but resulted in a truly unique machine. Attention to detail throughout and a perfect stance coupled with plenty of hand-made goodies make for a bike this builder can be truly proud of.

Sadly, this bike wasn’t rideable by the deadline so Bate will not be eligible to be The Champ. He did get the $1K cash consolation prize, as well as a special spot next year at Cook’s Corner and Born Free with the other six finalists. His photo set and video are still shown below for you to admire, and the bike now runs btw.