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Lightly modified R1

I spotted this in Riverside (Ca.), and for some reason I don't understand, I like it.
I walked around the thing and that single sided swingarm was eye candy. And that back tire was HUGE! Not crazy about the fork "spikes," but the rims were...were..."bling."
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I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...
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I like it... but if I had a choice between it and a Ducati 749 in matte black, well, this would lose hands down...

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SHAZZZZAM!!!! that's a Beauty..and that's for sure.
Gotta love drag bikes with their custom swing-arms and all....a coworker of mine has a Kawi-Ninja drag bike; with turbo-charger. (he's not just a stagehand but a mechanical wiz too).
Crazy fast! as it should be.....he does run it on the road also but responsibly.

Love it or hate it....I love the diversity of it all, especially when done right and with some class.


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The spikes on the top of the fork tubes give new meaning to making an impression with a rapid stop.

Looks to me like the chain would saw the swing arm in half in short order. Either that or the swing arm will eat the chain in even shorter order.

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I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...
+1 but different strokes for different folks right?

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The great thing about that POS is that you would never need to use the kickstand.
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SHAZZZZAM!!!! that's a Beauty..and that's for sure. Love it or hate it....I love the diversity of it all, especially when done right and with some class.
That was my feeling exactly...kinda' like those dogs that are so funny looking and ugly that they end up being cute. And this was no hack job; it was "done right and with some class." I would never consider getting or riding something like this, but it did come across as "art" to me. If I won the Mega-Lotto, I'd buy one and ride it for a few miles just to see what it was like and then park it in the airplane hanger along with my other 100 motorcycles, just to look at it once in a while from then on.

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The great thing about that POS is that you would never need to use the kickstand.
That's funny because that was something that sorta' fascinated me...it was just "standing" there on its own "two legs." I'm not used to seeing motorcycles do that. My mind ran through a bunch of scenarios where that would be a cool thing.


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Saw some of these on Saturday as my lady and I were headed back towards her place. It was a bike group consisting of busas and stretched swing arms up ahead and zipping in and around the cars. They kept looking over their shoulders back at me as I gained and the 'leader' actually did his hand in the air as if to say 'faster faster' and one of them was actually riding between cars instead of the close passes most of them were doing. They never dropped us as we just stayed fast and steady trying to sanely work through the traffic instead of the zip rip thing. I passed them as they were all bunched up on an off ramp doing about fifteen or twenty that I could've probably done fifty on.

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