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Old 09-20-2020, 09:04 AM   #1
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Is this one of the ugliest new bikes in decades?

Or am I simply unable to grasp the magnificence of "baggers."

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Old 09-20-2020, 09:12 AM   #2
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some movie bike.. not for me for sure
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:24 AM   #3
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:32 AM   #4
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That wide front cowling with no windscreen should do a great job of providing a quiet cockpit without buffeting.
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:35 AM   #5
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some movie bike.. not for me for sure
It's actually a one off race bike it seems based off this platform.

No, I don't find the "original" any more appealing.

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Old 09-20-2020, 09:44 AM   #6
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The original is more appealing, if for no other reason its a cohesive design.

The racing bagger is an abomination as they try to squeeze a race bike out of one of these baggers.

Back In The Day when they had the 883 series, those weren't far off the mark of the basic bike. It's was essentially early 80's superbike, which was "standards" with a small fairing (if that), and maybe some tweaked rearsets and better springs.

But this thing, I mean at least the Boxer Cup ran stock RS's (I loved seeing the riders turn on the keys on the grid). They may have wallowed like whales on the banking at Daytona, but at least they bikes designed to be turned and ridden somewhat aggressively.

These things are more like recliners at a tractor pull.
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:47 AM   #7
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The original is more appealing, if for no other reason its a cohesive design.

The racing bagger is an abomination as they try to squeeze a race bike out of one of these baggers.

Back In The Day when they had the 883 series, those weren't far off the mark of the basic bike. It's was essentially early 80's superbike, which was "standards" with a small fairing (if that), and maybe some tweaked rearsets and better springs.

But this thing, I mean at least the Boxer Cup ran stock RS's (I loved seeing the riders turn on the keys on the grid). They may have wallowed like whales on the banking at Daytona, but at least they bikes designed to be turned and ridden somewhat aggressively.

These things are more like recliners at a tractor pull.
Yes, the 883 and Boxer Cup were fun to watch and the bikes looked good.

This thing is an abomination.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:07 AM   #8
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:53 AM   #10
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Just one will weigh more than you current bikes together!
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Old 09-20-2020, 11:51 AM   #11
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That's looks fun to ride with lots of torque, and not too uncomfortable. I like quirky bikes so the styling is fine. What I can't stand are the custom cafe racers / bobbers / trackers that are all style but no function, the equivalent of women's high heels.
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:10 PM   #12
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I like quirky bikes so the styling is fine.
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:42 PM   #13
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That's looks fun to ride with lots of torque, and not too uncomfortable. I like quirky bikes so the styling is fine.
Totally unrelated question. What does a blind guy do with so many bikes?
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Old 09-20-2020, 03:50 PM   #14
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I think it challenges the Amazonas 1600 for ugliest bike of all time.
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:22 PM   #15
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That's looks fun to ride with lots of torque, and not too uncomfortable. I like quirky bikes so the styling is fine. What I can't stand are the custom cafe racers / bobbers / trackers that are all style but no function, the equivalent of women's high heels.
Whoa whoa whoa... my high heels have PLENTY of function, Sir!!
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