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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    Was talking to my g/f's neighbour - real cool Vietnamese dude. As we sipped beers and talked bike talk he told me he used to road race. Then he popped open his garage and amidst a jumble of bikes including a K75 Beemer, a Sportster and scooters in varying states of disrepair was a pristine candy apple red Mike Hailwood Ducati
    MH900e​
    . It was a friggin work of art!



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  2. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    Fuck that bike is a true work of art wow!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    It isn't often that an off-beat bike build leaves me speechless. This is one of those times.
     
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  4. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    I ran my drunken hands all over her like she was my first hooker
     
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  5. ClassyCanuck

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  6. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Cockpit view

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  7. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    I assume some of you saw this? Pretty cool looking kit for a Ninja 250. And I am definitely not a Streetfighter type person normally.

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  8. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Cool mods. But I wonder who would want to keep a 250 around long enough to enjoy them.
     
  9. akatsuki

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    I think it would be a fun way to have a cool streetfighter for under 4K. I think it would have been better on an SV650 personally since that is just a better long-term hold of a bike.
     
  10. Harold falcon

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    Are you a bad rider?
     
  11. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    Lol Harold. Your avatar.
     
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  12. otc

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    Lot of people love their 250s...

    If I were shorter/lighter, I would snap up the Ninja 300...especially if it were offered in the naked version in the US. A kit like that would be a great alternative to a factory naked bike.

    But alas, at 6'2, over 200 with gear on, and with an occasional passenger, I just don't think the bike would be the right fit for me...would have to step up to the honda 500 (which comes naked).
     
  13. akatsuki

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    I had a Ninja 250 and found it surprisingly roomy. The engine is pretty gutless though and is pretty much pegged at redline a lot.
     
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  15. John Doe

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    Eh . . . I like the one I currently have better:

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  16. Rumpelstiltskin

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    My jaw dropped when I saw that thing at the 2005 NYC bike show. That MH and the yellow Sports Classic were my fav bikes. I cant believe its coming up on 10 yrs!
     
  18. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    He is the original owner and put 4k miles on it. The funny part is that everything else in that garage seemed grimy but there it stood in all its glory.
     
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    Magnet to help hold it closed. Four hundred for those is too pricey, though it'd be a nice companion helmet to my Bell Custom. I think I'd go with a Biltwell Gringo.
     
  20. John Doe

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    Are Biltwell's still "novelty" helmets that offer no protection? Ironic brand name for a no protection helmet.
     

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