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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2019, 3:16 am Thread Starter
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Ducatis off the charts

I don't know what Im looking at...but I cant stop looking.

Why these are the prettiest machines/works of art Ive ever seen in my life?

What are these?
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Pretty bikes but look at the peg location on that first picture... I'd be crippled after a 20 minute ride.

I really love the minimalism of the air cooled multi's... with a talented customizer you can probably turn most of them into works of art.
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second is a modified sc1000, third is a fairly modified round case bevel.
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I think that first one is a trailer queen. The rear brake lever "return spring" is a rubber band. And as Member *DaveK pointed out the footpeg location best serves a chimp.

Criticisms aside, yes, all three are beautiful. There's a sortof steampunk vibe happening.

Here's a few others (attached), but I think most folks have already seen them. The silver one with the blue frame is really striking (color wise). The one with the Buell type perimeter front disc brake is also different and racey looking.
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I think that first one is a trailer queen. The rear brake lever "return spring" is a rubber band. And as Member *DaveK pointed out the footpeg location best serves a chimp.

Criticisms aside, yes, all three are beautiful. There's a sortof steampunk vibe happening.

Here's a few others (attached), but I think most folks have already seen them. The silver one with the blue frame is really striking (color wise). The one with the Buell type perimeter front disc brake is also different and racey looking.
Wow - there are some, IMO, ugly and totally not practical bikies there.

I wonder how well they run, if at all.

Not my cup of tea, but then whisky is my drink of choice.

Abominations springs to mind.
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I don't know what Im looking at... What are these?
Why, thems be motorsickles there!



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Wow - there are some, IMO, ugly and totally not practical bikies there.

I wonder how well they run, if at all.

Not my cup of tea, but then whisky is my drink of choice.

Abominations springs to mind.
I'm mainly replying so I don't get caught up in your "2 strike policy" in case you're keeping score of my replies.

(poke poke) ...

In any case ... re; your remark about ugly ... t'each his druthers, right? For some folks it's all about the build time rather than seat time. And still others gotta gets that ~hit~ of dopamine from likes on their instagram account ... so they build instagram motor cycles!
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nice looking bikes for sure
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For some folks it's all about the build time rather than seat time. And still others gotta gets that ~hit~ of dopamine from likes on their instagram account ... so they build instagram motor cycles!
This sums it up nicely. Just like the chopper craze followed by the cafe racer craze many motorcycles are built more as a design exercise for fun rather than to be a rideable motorcycle. Same happens to a lesser degree with large motorcycle companies in that they some times build more about a design than a function aspect.

Single sided swingarm anyone? Bodywork that takes 1hr plus to remove or batteries you cannot access without a full toolbox. Plenty examples of motorcycles built by everyone who does not meet someones dislike list for some reason, nice things is we all get to choose.

As a mechanic I dislike motorcycles built just as art, but motorcycles built with huge teams of highly paid engineers that do not work even more. At least the artful builds are hopefully succeeding in giving some something good to look at. A built to be functional first that isnt is mostly a failure in my book.
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This sums it up nicely. Just like the chopper craze followed by the cafe racer craze many motorcycles are built more as a design exercise for fun rather than to be a rideable motorcycle. Same happens to a lesser degree with large motorcycle companies in that they some times build more about a design than a function aspect.

Single sided swingarm anyone? Bodywork that takes 1hr plus to remove or batteries you cannot access without a full toolbox. Plenty examples of motorcycles built by everyone who does not meet someones dislike list for some reason, nice things is we all get to choose.

As a mechanic I dislike motorcycles built just as art, but motorcycles built with huge teams of highly paid engineers that do not work even more. At least the artful builds are hopefully succeeding in giving some something good to look at. A built to be functional first that isnt is mostly a failure in my book.
Well, if you're capable of building one you're probably capable of working on it. My 900 is meant to be a good day canyon carver, it doesn't have to be practical. I have my multi for commuting and being practical. Not all bikes are meant to be practical. I wouldn't want to tour on a TW200, but I'd definitely have some fun with it! Not to mention due to the costs involved in doing a build of that quality, the builders probably take them to shows and stuff. I know I have some local shows/meets I intend to take the 900 to.

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