Motorcycles

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

  1. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Edit: Ok I was 20 years old
    I could have sworn you were older than that [​IMG]
     


  2. CDFS

    CDFS Senior member

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    I could have sworn you were older than that [​IMG]

    According the the wikipedia article I referenced it came out in 1997. The wikipedia article may have stated something else at the time you where reading it.

    As a film afficionado you may have seen it in one of the Bond films. Tomorrow never dies, IIRC from just reading it on Wikipedia.

    My late teen self thought that to be pretty nifty and cool, although the scene was very improbable.[​IMG]
     


  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    According the the wikipedia article I referenced it came out in 1997. The wikipedia article may have stated something else at the time you where reading it. As a film afficionado you may have seen it in one of the Bond films. Tomorrow never dies, IIRC from just reading it on Wikipedia. My late teen self thought that to be pretty nifty and cool, although the scene was very improbable.[​IMG]
    The picture you posted says 2004. I think I've tried to block every Brosnan Bond film save Goleneye from my memory, but you may have just jogged loose an image of him jumping a helicopter on a motorcycle ...
     




  4. artoftime

    artoftime Senior member

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    All time faves (in no particular order)

    1983 Ducati TT2
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    1966 BMW R69S
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    1969 MV Agusta 750 America
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    1977 Ducati 900SS
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    1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
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    1966 Velocette Thruxton
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    1937 Brough Superior SS100
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    1952 Vincent Black Shadow
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  5. Kookz

    Kookz Senior member

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    We are using the term generic in different manners it would seem. Generic to me, means it is difficult to tell one from the other. In this regard, I think the Fat Bob and Street Bob are very easy to distinguish (in fact, my 4 year old son can already do this) from one another. However, line up 10 sport bikes all in blue, and I think I'd have a hard time telling one from the other. Still, you have a point that it's all about perspective. Maybe the fact that the pointy ass end on one is 1" higher than the pointy ass end on another is meaningful to afficianados. It isn't to me, which is why I find it hard to find these bikes attractive.
    I think that's simply because you are into cruisers. I'm not a Japanese sport bike guy at all, but I think they are at least as diverse if not more so than cruisers, which are either Harleys or designed to look exactly like Harleys.

    One week til I'm back in the US and can pick up my latest bike! And I'm thinking about offering to buy a family friend's Ural Patrol, would make the perfect Brooklyn bike.
     


  6. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    One week til I'm back in the US and can pick up my latest bike! And I'm thinking about offering to buy a family friend's Ural Patrol, would make the perfect Brooklyn bike.

    [​IMG]

    Cool looking bikes, saw one in Ultimate Motorcycling recently. Are parts hard to come by or do they have decent North American distributors?
     


  7. Kookz

    Kookz Senior member

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    That's a great question, I'm not sure. They've more or less been the same bikes since 1939 I think, so they can't be that hard to find parts for. Pretty neat things too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  8. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    ^ Beautiful, that's the setup I saw in UM also, with the sidecar. I love a good utilitarian motorcycle like that, almost looks as if nothing's changed in decades.. So what will that make, four?
     


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    ^ Beautiful, that's the setup I saw in UM also, with the sidecar. I love a good utilitarian motorcycle like that, almost looks as if nothing's changed in decades.. So what will that make, four?

    I would say it makes even more than 4 HP.
     


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    I would say it makes even more than 4 HP.

    lol, no, I meant 4 motorcycles.. inside joke..
     


  11. Kookz

    Kookz Senior member

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    Yeah, that'd be four. I think I'd have more fun with the sidecar than I'll get use out of the R1200GS though. Pretty sure hipster girls in Brooklyn will find it irresistible too.
     


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    Been thinking a lot about Italian bikes recently and came across this:

    RossoPuro Moto Guzzi 1000SP
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    More here.
     


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    Anybody want a 2010 BMW GS1200 Adventure used only on one trip? 2500 miles.
     


  14. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Anybody want a 2010 BMW GS1200 Adventure used only on one trip? 2500 miles.
    How much do you want for it? And where is it?
     


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