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Uhhh... I think you guys missed the point of the piece. The other bike was specifically a drag bike, the stainless looking bike was the one they were showcasing. The reporter was sitting on the drag bike, the daughter was on the bike "for the females." Pay a little more attention next time fellas.



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It's kinda cool. I like the idea of the bike having fewer moving parts with no chain or belt drive. But choppers suck. Make a bike with a little more appeal to the masses, Not just american chopper fans. Oh wait that is the masses, like sheep they are.



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Maxi Scooter

Just buy a maxi scooter and be done with it. CVT, good weather protection, plenty of storage, step through design, relatively low seat height, etcetera. Did you see the little Pug dog at the end of the video tryin' to get a little somethin' somethin'?
 

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Huh.



Well, I like the less moving parts. Not fond of the chopper look. I would definately miss shifting.



Then again, I'm apparently not the market they're after. Though I think of myself as being female-friendly... Never mind.
 

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I see more crotch rockets on the road than choppers. I'm not into choppers but I tire of the sport bike crowd making fun or light of other types of cycles. Personally, any type of two wheeled transportation is all right by me. I ride a Harley Electraglide and I have a Buell Ulysses ordered at my dealer.
 

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I second that. I won't belittle anyone riding antything with 2 or (gasp!) 3 wheels - even scooters. As long as you're in the wind, it's good enough for me.
 

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I wasn't trying to belittle anyone who owns a chopper, I was just expressing my opinion about choppers. I think they look great, and are fast as hell, but they are also way too expensive(for me anyway) and need a four lane highway to make a u-turn.



I respect almost every rider on the road and treat them the way I would want to be treated when riding.



I just hope that this bike makes some sort of impact and they bring a sport standard or something similar out as their next bike.



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I suspect while the power to weight ratio is impressive, real world drivability and handling are sacrificed. probably compleatly, unless it is truly a track only drag bike. Does anyone remember the 2 stroke 500 cc moto gp's that were pumping out nearly 200 peak hp?, they weighed in the low three's and theatened to kill their riders every second of the race! it's an interesting concept but makes less sense than a tz 750 with nitrous. As for the "chick bike" I feel emasculated enough any time I rent an automatic econo box to never want the experience to contaminate my motorcycle.

I think I will keep my speed triple with all its pesky gears it's messy chain and it's 32 in seat height, it all leads up to that chalky taste in your mouth when you wonder just how far past center you really just were. for me while being a small part of my motorcycling experience it is definitly a part, even pulling up to a stop knowing that only one foot will reach the ground due to "ahem" limited clearence in my inherited body style, just adds to the exitement



Here is a random thought, learn to ride!!!!!, take the msf course, as a graduate I firmly believe they could teach an narcaleptic poodle to ride a bike! in fact as someone with experience it was agonizing how slow the pace was.

I supose the bike will come with a cell phone holder as well.

Well f it, as long as what I like is offered I supose I can't begrudge anyone for their taste.

When the market fully steralizes the motorcycling experience with automatics, training wheels, airbags, antilocks, traction control, warning radar, onstar and the death of my beloved internal combustion engine, you will find me building a nitrous equiped tz750, I may go out in a blaze of hydrocarbons and enough decibels to wake the dead but at least I can shift when I god damn well feel like it!

Oh and last but not least if it was sugested that my gender required things like low seats and automatics and in general a dumbed down version of motorcycle operation I would be offended! flame out
 

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I won't make of any decent motorcycle, but choppers like this with that super long rake... what the heck is that for? it's just a dumb styling thing that makes the bike a lot worse for actual riding.



Yep sport bikes are almost purely built to go as fast as possible around a track, which most people don't really need, but at least they're built like that for a reason.. unlike choppers. And because they're built to accelerate, decelerate and handle so well, they make decent street bikes too, and with all the braking and light weight, they're a lot safer than a lot of choppers.



Ape bars? what the heck is the point of those? What function were the designers of choppers after?
 

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What's up with them not thinking women can shift? my mother drives stick, and I tought my gf to drive stick and now she loves it, I don't even think I could convince her to get a padle shift car she likes the good ol fasion shifting better.



I think it's a shame so many people are put off by having to shift, or learn to shift. Especialy when manuals give you better gas mileage. I think for some reason stick drivers tend to me more aware too, maybe that's just me though.
 

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Guys (and gals), this is great for the motocycling crowd. Father/daughter team create something from nothing and it works. The daughter was probably looking at creating something that looked cool but was not intimidating to ride for her female friends. She said from the on-set that is was a piece of rolling art. Give her credit. Hell, put her on Build or Bust. I just hope my girl grows up and wants to do similar things with me when she's a teenager.
 

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150 HP, less than 300lbs, only $7k invested in the prototype and no picture.



He goes on to say... "it actually generates more power than it consumes due to a pocket sized plutonium breeder reactor, and then we want to incorporate a coating of cavorite on the undercarriage so it will be weightless - should be available to the public in about three months."
 
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