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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-10-2014, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ugliest thing since ugly came to ugly town

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What the hell were they thinking?

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they were thinking its "steam punk" and "hipsters" will throw there inheritance at it
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oh my gawd...just when you think a Harley couldn't get any more useless

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Looks like an Art Deco inspired speedway bike.
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And to think someone probably with a degree in design was paid to create that.

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Okay, I'm a big dog fan (got a Labradoodle - hate that name), but that doesn't mean we can't love our newly adopted Shih Tzu mx. We don't know what she is exactly, but we think she bred with a Lhasa Apso, so we call her "Lhasa ****z". True story. Some of you will get it.

Ugly is certainly in the eye of the beholder.
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Someone stole a friggin' steering bar off that bagger! And a fender! And a headlight! Sh*t!!!

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oh my gawd...just when you think a Harley couldn't get any more useless

There is nothing Harley on this bike. Stop showing your ignorance and prejudice for the whe world to see. You make Versys riders look like cavemen.

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They were thinking they would create something people would talk about. Their exhaust systems are the top of the line that are sought after by performance enthusiasts. They probably created the bike to generate interest at the custom shows.

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They can build exhaust, but they should stop right there. This isn't the first bike they have built. I had to look it up, but I remember seeing it somewhere a while ago. Better looking, but completely useless (one gust of wind and your a gonner). I know they are "art installments" and made to get industry buzz, but if there is one thing I know about most motorcycle guys/gals, it's no good if you can't ride it.
check out the other bike here
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Definitely FUGLY...!

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I like it. From a pure styling point of view it is quite nice in my eyes. I like the art deco lines. I can certainlynappreciat the craftsmanship.
It is probably as functional as a lead balloon, but it's not bad to look at.
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it is art and not a bike... that thing cannot corner.
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Well, I'm comiting myself, even against almost all comment, but I think that it looks very good, in an artistic way of course

Wonder where they got that front tire ?

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Wonder where they got that front tire ?

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30" front wheels and tires are common place among the Harley Chopper crowd..I've seen 32" and bigger...And no they don't turn "very well"...saw a video of a guy being high sided by one of those big front wheels and low dragging bags...hello broken arm...

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30" front wheels and tires are common place among the Harley Chopper crowd..I've seen 32" and bigger...And no they don't turn "very well"...saw a video of a guy being high sided by one of those big front wheels and low dragging bags...hello broken arm...

i like the vid of the guy that makes them then was trying to show off by standing on the seat (i guess thats the most "stunting" you can do on one) and spilled it
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Show bike. Like most show bikes, they're mostly for show, but can be ridden.

I like to see guys doing custom work like that. They find new and innovative ways to do things. 99.9% of that is of no interest to me - but there's the occasional idea that migrates to something useful for the everyday rider.
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I like it and volunteer to be their single track test rider.
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Kill it! Kill it with fire!!!
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Be SURE you have 'silver' bullets, AND a crucifix!


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