Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Misc News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-17-2006, 02:06 PM   #31
BMW4VWW
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,833
Default Re: Alabama's '1st Production Bike' Debuts.

Nothing like good road hugging weight to smooth things out. Gonna take a torch to the springs too?
BMW4VWW is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 05-17-2006, 03:24 PM   #32
BrowningBAR
Snuggles

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In a really, really, really old farmhouse
Posts: 4,369
Default Re: Alabama's '1st Production Bike' Debuts.

I'm sure people will jump all over me for this, but I'm a design*****.



I think it would be interesting if Victory or Harley took confederate's design to heart.



Both bike are under 500lbs. And the Wraith comes in at 410. And for a full size "cruiser" that is nearly a featherweight.



Harley could create another division as they did with Buell. It would allow them to develop bike like this without p!ssing off their core market.



The important thing is to get the bike in at under 20 grand.



Anyhow, my point is that it would be nice to see the design and function of confederate to get out to a wider marker.



For all of those that hate the look, I can understand that. But you would think there would be a good size segment that would like a bike like this as opposed to the standard cruiser look.

BrowningBAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 03:47 AM   #33
yellowduc_1
Founding Member
 
yellowduc_1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 138
Default Re: Alabama's '1st Production Bike' Debuts.

In a weird way I'm with you. The look is probably a acquired taste but at least it's not 15 feet long and might actually stop and turn in a reasonable manner. If you want big bucks check out the Ecosse(?) Heretic with a Ti frame!
yellowduc_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 04:21 AM   #34
ikonoklass
Founding Member
 
ikonoklass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 240
Default Re: Definitely Gay

I like Parks' book better, too, but Code offers a lot of good information, which Parks credits him for in his own book. However, Code writes like a chimp.
__________________
Go Hinckley or go Home!
ikonoklass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 04:29 AM   #35
BrowningBAR
Snuggles

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In a really, really, really old farmhouse
Posts: 4,369
Default Re: Alabama's '1st Production Bike' Debuts.

That's sort of what I'm getting at.



It's a completely different look for a cruiser and seems to be performance oriented to some degree.



I'm just sort of surprised that no large company has tried to acquire or mimic Confederate or Exile.



I still think there is no reason why a large company couldn't mass produce the style/function for under 20 grand.



Oh, and the Ecosse Heretic has a very nice look to it. I got a kick out of the pricing for the one model, I think it was over 130 grand!



I don't think I've run across them before, thanks!

BrowningBAR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off