Monday, March 3, 2014

I Need To Hit The Lottery...

Jeff in Oregon sent me a couple links for some sweet custom motorcycles.

Bandit9

There are some sweet lookin' bikes, most of them built around small(er) Japanese and Chinese two- and four- strokes.

My favorite is this 400cc:

(picture from Bandit9)


But it was the Lotus that really knocked me out:

(Picture courtesy of Lotus Motorcycles)

Damn, but that's a sexy looking bike.

Just because I ride a Harley doesn't mean I don't respect and admire other motorcycles. I am fully capable of appreciating a well-done Japanese motorcycle, either a slick stock bike like the Honda Valkyrie or a wild custom like the Bandit Atlas above. I've ridden to the Laconia motorcycle rally with friends on pretty much every motorcycle out there. I can drool over a slick, lowered-and-choppered Honda Shadow just as much as a Harley Softail.

There is one thing wrong with the customs, though. They look as though they'd be terribly uncomfortable to ride for more than a short trip. It's the same issue I have with sportbikes (aside from not trusting myself on one). While I think a daily commute wouldn't be too bad, I'd pass on any trip longer than an hour on a CBR or other sportbike. The touring bikes like the Honda ST1300, OTOH...

Get out and ride, no matter what you're on - spring's coming...

That is all.


3 comments:

Paul, Dammit! said...

Holy crap, give that Lotus thing an "Akira" paint job, and it could pay for itself for rentals at geek cons.

Matthew said...

I've been aching for a "Carberry Enfield" ("Which bike is yours? The one with my name on it.") but it looks like they will be collector's items before I scrape together the $20K.

http://myroyalenfields.blogspot.com/2012/09/end-of-line-for-carberry.html

Borepatch said...

Those look like they come with a factory installed cop on your ass ...