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    JPONIKTERA
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    Hideous

    that is even more ugly than the harley bobber. jmho,,,, jp

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    Regarding Dave's wet dream

    Hideous?

    Not to my eye. In fact it has a lean, elemental charm to it. But I still have to ask, what do you do with it?

    No front fender, minimal rear fender: better not ride it on an overcast day, might rain. Better look out for road debris as well.

    Comically over sized front rubber. Better stay away from the curves - it'll be a wrestling match to heel it over.

    Rigid rear end and weird ergos - better not go too far from home.

    Could trailer it to the drag strip - but that power plant probably doesn't produce much more than 50 hp. Might be embarrassing.

    Macfly said it; put it in your living room and look at it. It's eye candy (or maybe moto porn?)

    What it is not, is a rider's bike, and thereby, not truly a BMW.

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIENHITCHHIKER View Post
    Hideous?

    What it is not, is a rider's bike, and thereby, not truly a BMW.

    Not truly a BMW to you.



    Dave Swider
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    It is truly a BMW, but truly a different type of BMW! Likes it I do.

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    I guess if you're always on top you would have a hard time thinking outside the box(er)


    Quote Originally Posted by JPONIKTERA View Post
    that is even more ugly than the harley bobber. jmho,,,, jp

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    I love concept bikes.
    This is interesting as I don't think BMW has suggested offering so many different ways to trick out your ride, reminds me of what Victory is doing. Is this a blink? Doesn't matter.

    I think this effort is quite interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    Not truly a BMW to you.



    KBASA, Well of course - it's a matter of opinion/preference and nothing more.

    Though I would note that the only BMW components appear to be the engine, drive shaft and FD. The frame, fork, tank and running gear are decidedly not BMW. Nor has BMW ever built a bike of such limited utility. I will concede that it is a 'BMW powered' motorcycle but IMHO it is not a BMW in either concept or design. I'd call it a 'custom'.

    Granted, what that all adds up to is roughly equal to zero, but it is my zero.
    Steve
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    Old Flames: FY K100RT, '80 XS850 with Vetter Quicksilver, '67 Bonnie, '66 Honda 90

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    Ok, before we get too off topic, maybe it is better to start a thread for those that like variety in riding. Call it Bobbers and Customs, or something. The last thing I want this conversation to stray toward is the "purist" persons- who remarkably sound like the "Harley People" they are so fond of diminishing. Do not get me wrong, I love simplicity in it's form and tradition for what it stands for. Let us not forget that "the ride' is really all it is about and nothing else matters. Ride what you like, or do we not get admission when we do not have the right t-shirt, etc?

    TAFY!

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    I saw this one about 15yrs ago at Daytona. The builder, from Oklahoma I believe, called it BeemerGlide. It was beautifully finished and turned heads. A true artist.

    BeemerGlide

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmacgoun View Post
    Ok, before we get too off topic, maybe it is better to start a thread for those that like variety in riding.
    Bob, I guess your thread did stray a bit from the Lowriders

    Sorry there - I took part in the hijacking.

    With all the gushing over outlandish choppers over the previous decade I just have a hard time not interjecting my admittedly biased opinion that with few exceptions they are a waste of otherwise useful motorcycle engines.

    Uh-oh, I'm going off again. Somebody stop me before i comment on the Beemer Glide; is it an improved Harley or a down graded BMW?
    (Actually, that's kind of cool, and it even looks like a motorcycle you could ride somewhere on.)
    Steve
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    Old Flames: FY K100RT, '80 XS850 with Vetter Quicksilver, '67 Bonnie, '66 Honda 90

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