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The Virago Owners Club, a club for owners of the Yamaha Virago range became the VSOC in 1999 when the Star range of V-Twin motorcycles was introduced. The Virago range includes XV 535 Virago, XV 750 Virago, XV 1100 Virago and all import variations. The Star range includes Dragstar, Road Star, Royal Star, Venture Star, V Star, Wild Star and all the import models from the Yamaha Custom collection. The club has a UK membership of over 700 members in 20 centres. The national club's website is


Centre 4 'The Northern Raiders' covers the North East of England which encompasses an area from the Scottish Borders down to Teesside and County Durham. We meet at the Black Bull Pub, Front Street North, Trimdon, Co Durham. TS29 6PG. To talk about all aspects of motorbiking, arrange rideouts and organise rallies away. During the year we have regular Sunday rideouts, attend a wide variety of motorbiking events and various rallies throughout the UK and Europe, either at local or national level.


Currently within our area there are over 32 members with a host of different bikes from the Yamaha Custom range, including Viragos, Drag Stars, and various other motorbikes, owned by both members and associate members alike.

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