Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Side of a mountain in New Hampshire
That thing got wrung out at shows all over Europe in 2010, especially around der Vaterland. They love that stuff.
I got to admit that along with the Dodge and a couple of other whack rides I would like to be able to say I rode it, but that will never be.
Thing is, 20, 30 years ago when guys were splitting 327's and building bikes around them it was amazing and bizarre some of the stuff that rolled out of the alleys.
Machines like this though are a design exercise at a CAD station and the parts are drawn, dimensioned, cut and fabbed inside of a digital garage. The builders may need to actually ride the beast to verify build quality but they saddle up with mountains of preliminary data that tells them it will work.
Don't get me wrong. The first time in the saddle has got to be a little puckering. But it's a concern about math error more than a concern about which parts of the bazillions you hand whittled is not up to the challenge of putting ponies to the pavement.
Still, pooter or no pooter them pipes are trick.
Cross Country Tour.
We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the stone age chasing the great herds
We mostly go where we have to go
That was written by James McMurtry