Works Performance helped us improve both the Virago's long-distance and local performance with a pair of its Street Trackers chrome shocks. By employing Works Performance's Adjustable Rate Suspension (ARS) system, the shocks allow riders to alter the spring rates for loads varying from solo riding to two-up with baggage. Each shock utilizes two springs. The soft initial rate comes from the short spring which stops compressing at a preset mechanical point, then the longer, stiffer spring takes over the job. The ARS system adjusts the mechanical stop point, giving the shock the ability to go from a full-soft, boulevard mode to a stiffer high-performance or load-carrying setting. Preload, compression damping, and rebound damping are all set at the factory, and are based on the rider's weight and riding style. Street Trackers with optional chrome springs and billet ARS system retail for $489, direct from Works Performance.