" Jeff jokes about his severely rare motorcycle. "I see myself in Starbucks nursing a double latte sitting at a small table with two other chairs. The chairs are empty. I'm waiting for the two other members for the annual meeting of the Replica Moto Guzzi V-8 Owners Club... and they never show up!"
Maybe that's because they are out riding while you send your time in a freaking coffee shop.
At least there would be a reason for it sitting idle. Just think of the sympathy you would get from fellow riders as you told them of that terrible day when you threw $300,000 down the highway. A machine should die an active death.
Comapre it to Harley in 57. Working feverisly, I suppose, on their side valve K race bikes. Dreaming I suppose of the day, only 30 years down the line, when the basic 1932 design would be superceded by the revolutionary Twin Cam.
Ok, that's totally unfair. The K bike was mostly for dirt track use and the rules of US racing were designed to discourage innovation.
But maybe that was part of the problem. After all, since Harley was US motorcycling, their desire to live in the dusty past meant that AMA racing was really just following them.