Originally Posted by BostonHedonist
And then there are machines for people who want every component to work efficiently...
I guess that's why I'm so in love with MV Agusta.
Does not compute
MV Agusta has been making modern sport bikes for... a decade at least?... and they JUST figured out how to do fuel injection for the street
Dont get me wrong, MV Agusta makes great, gorgeous bikes, but I would hardly call them the pinnacle of motorcycle mechanical design. They are the Lamborghini of sportbikes, with every kind of cliche that comes with that.
To a degree, I kind of see both sides on the Harley thing. EVERY motorcycle outside of things like a TU250 or Bandit is largely image, on the street. There is no reason to ride a Panigale on the street. So dumping on Harley owners for being all image while giving a pass to sport bike riders who will never see a track is kind of silly to me. But at the same time, IMO, the bikes are unacceptably crude, and the image just doesn't resonate with me at all. Back in the days when it was legitimate bad asses on clean Sportsters, fuck yeah. I don't see ANY of those guys or bikes anymore. I went to the gym today, out front there was a Fat Bob with a full size American Flag hanging off the back. That, and the midlife crisis dentists, are the new Harley image... no thanks.