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seruzawa 02-14-2008 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by xlr8r (Post 178831)
Another billet barge, even if it's alloy. Can't believe you're getting excited about bar-end indicators - they've been around in Europe for the past forty-plus years as a common BMW aftermarket trinket; and as for single-sided front ends, have a look at what people like Ludovic Lazareth do. Sorry, but this is just overpriced, unoriginal, and probably unrideable, too.

The front end is just a one-sided leading link. Leading links have been around a long time. Pre-70s BMWs anyone? How about the ELF GP bikes of the 80's? Greeves? Honda Cub? Dreams? Etc.

Buzglyd 02-14-2008 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by longride (Post 178833)
A little tough on the Robb Report Mag there Buz. They are just catering to the Starbucks crowd.

I had a free one year subscription to it once. The only thing that would have been worse was two free years.

It's the Obama of moto mags. A lot of words and nothing gets said!

acecycleins 02-14-2008 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 178840)
I had a free one year subscription to it once. The only thing that would have been worse was two free years.

It's the Obama of moto mags. A lot of words and nothing gets said!

Love that! The American Idol Contestant for President.
(stole that from Neal Boortz)

vermicious 02-14-2008 07:51 AM

that thing is oogly and seems like it would be annoying to ride.

longride 02-14-2008 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 178840)
I had a free one year subscription to it once. The only thing that would have been worse was two free years.

It's the Obama of moto mags. A lot of words and nothing gets said!

Could be worse. It could be the Al Gore of moto mags and lots of words but nothing ever gets done.

bbtowns 02-14-2008 08:47 AM

Man, I watched 4.5 minutes of video hoping to see the damn thing go around a corner, and was screwed. Couldn't bring myself to watch the whole 6+ min. Love the RR comment, you must need a frickin' dry lake bed to do a u-turn with that thing. Worst motorcycle ever (with comic book guy sarcasm). Oh, and there should be some kind of electric shock administered for bringing politics into moto-forums.

mscuddy 02-14-2008 09:10 AM

Travesty V-Rex for 2008
 
Wow, what a machine! I especially liked the jello-mould front hub, and the menacing robot face/arm/front fork swingarm thingamabob.

But why doesn't it have a luggage rack? And that tractor-seat thing is soooo passe'. I can picture Gort (the robot from "The Day the Earth Stood Still") riding one.

Klatu Nicto Barata!

sarnali2 02-14-2008 09:47 AM

See that's where you're all wrong, I think it would be a ball to ride just as anything on two wheels is fun. I wouldn't pay a nickle for it nor do I think it's anything other than an oddity with a decent motor but for a fun factor it's got to be up there with riding in a shopping cart down a steep hill. A kick in the ass, as long as you survive

Kevin_Duke 02-14-2008 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 178856)
for a fun factor it's got to be up there with riding in a shopping cart down a steep hill. A kick in the ass, as long as you survive

Yeah! I wouldn't/couldn't buy it either, but it was a blast to ride. And if I had plenty of discretionary income, maybe I would buy one. I can think of worse ways to spend $40K on a bike...

Kenneth_Moore 02-14-2008 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 178857)
Yeah! I wouldn't/couldn't buy it either, but it was a blast to ride. And if I had plenty of discretionary income, maybe I would buy one. I can think of worse ways to spend $40K on a bike...

Kevin, did you get any hints as to the production numbers for this bike and it's next iteration? Also, do you know whatever happened to the Y2K bike builder? When it first came out, I had the impression from some of the magazine articles that they were going to be produced on an ongoing basis. They apparently invested a lot of time and money in design and engineering; more than you might expect for a "one off" deal.


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