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Title: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 August 2019, 07:25:53 PM
 How about a thread for posting photaes of, and discussing, cool looking bikes?
Post what you reckon is cool.  Call it out if you think it’s uncool.
All whilst staying ice cool.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 August 2019, 07:27:01 PM
So...
I think this is cool.  I mean it's just cool man.
(http://www.veitis.com/images/home/veitis-video.jpg)

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 August 2019, 07:28:11 PM
She's pretty cool too I have to say,

(https://evnerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/46388991_2127653343946626_1335206264610750464_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 06 August 2019, 07:46:25 PM
Great idea for a thread 👍
I dont know how to add the pictures into the script area like that so I'll just have to add then as attachments,

But here ya go.... a foccing cool bike (with a boxer engine no less)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 August 2019, 08:17:53 PM
 
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I dont know how to add the pictures into the script area like that so I'll just have to add then as attachments,
Well if you are old school like me and use a PC…..
I searched google for pictures of the bike I wanted.  In my case the super cool and lovely Veitis EV-Twin. I clicked on the image I wanted.
Then I right clicked on the image.  I then copied the web address.  The key thing is it needs to be an image address ie ending in jpg.
Then once in the reply box – click on insert image – and paste in the web address for your image.  And post.

Yeah, I am a sucker for a boxer custom dude.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 August 2019, 08:24:09 PM
Gonna attempt to cool yer boxer doon even mare.....
Whatdayathink?
(http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/bmw-r90-custom-renard-10.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 06 August 2019, 08:59:53 PM
Gonna attempt to cool yer boxer doon even mare.....
Whatdayathink?
([url]http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/bmw-r90-custom-renard-10.jpg[/url])


Nah doesnt work for me..... too skinny. I love a fat back tyre and ya need a wide tank over that engine imho. I like the more muscular look of the one I posted

If this thread takes off I predict a stark contrast in what's considered 'cool' based on age. I'd say there will be a split at around 40ish
Those of us below that age will prefer the more modern touch where as those above will prefer a more old school look... just a hunch
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 August 2019, 09:46:51 PM
 
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Nah doesnt work for me..... too skinny.
That’s what I love about it.  The boxer is such a wonderfully weird looking engine in a motorcycle. 
It’s all about those pots.  So skinny it down to emphasize the pots.
And the bike has some nice modern touches too, the instrument panel, the mirrors and lights.
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If this thread takes off I predict a stark contrast in what's considered 'cool' based on age.
Yeah it’s gonna be interesting to see what is considered cool.
To me cool is style.  Fashion comes and goes, style is always there, it never goes away.  It can be old school or modern, but it has to be timeless, and I would say (maybe the younger ones will disagree) – reasonably bling free.


So says this 50 year old fart

 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Frosties on 06 August 2019, 10:13:02 PM
Both cool bikes .... here's my bucket list one, the Hesketh 24



Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 August 2019, 10:30:10 PM
Guzzi's are cool.
(http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/moto-guzzi-le-mans-4.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 07 August 2019, 12:23:35 AM
Gonna attempt to cool yer boxer doon even mare.....
Whatdayathink?
([url]http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/bmw-r90-custom-renard-10.jpg[/url])


Nah doesnt work for me..... too skinny. I love a fat back tyre and ya need a wide tank over that engine imho. I like the more muscular look of the one I posted

If this thread takes off I predict a stark contrast in what's considered 'cool' based on age. I'd say there will be a split at around 40ish
Those of us below that age will prefer the more modern touch where as those above will prefer a more old school look... just a hunch






gorgeous,but wouldn't that left side footrest piss you off sloping down. :'(
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 07 August 2019, 03:17:33 PM
Probably wont be popular here but I absolutely adore this brutale dragster.... even more so in these colours and from this angle
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dynspud on 07 August 2019, 04:22:39 PM
Pretty cool Dude.
Loving the wheels and triple exhausts.


Here's the bike I lusted after for the longest time and still think looks the coolest of the race replicas ever made.


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTBuKV-8bmNfUSyj-BhpGh97kRYGOgWtt2qBOZMZF2jQPPtrZkWtA)

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 07 August 2019, 04:47:02 PM
+1 for the SP 1 :thumbup :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 07 August 2019, 05:05:42 PM
Pretty cool Dude.
Loving the wheels and triple exhausts.


Here's the bike I lusted after for the longest time and still think looks the coolest of the race replicas ever made.


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTBuKV-8bmNfUSyj-BhpGh97kRYGOgWtt2qBOZMZF2jQPPtrZkWtA)


Now there no denying that the VTR is the cooler bike but looks wise I just think the Cbr600rr was so much better.
The angle of the screen and front fairing is sharper, the venting around the tail and that underseat exhaust 😍
As sports bike go this was perfection in my eyes. Was always a dream bike as a teen..
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 07 August 2019, 06:21:47 PM
Probably wont be popular here but I absolutely adore this brutale .... even more so in these colours and from this angle




Definitely,the only thing I'd change would be that 'orrible wheel scraper on the back. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 06:29:59 PM
 
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gorgeous,but wouldn't that left side footrest piss you off sloping down. :'(
Well spotted!  It’s annoying me now coffee.

 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 06:42:20 PM
 
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Probably wont be popular here but I absolutely adore this brutale dragster.... even more so in these colours and from this angle.
That’s fashion baby.  It’s bling.  It’s even got Dragster written on the tank when it clearly ain’t.
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Now there no denying that the VTR is the cooler bike but looks wise I just think the Cbr600rr was so much better.
Foc me standards are slipping fast.  The VTR1000 is lovely, particularly the SP2, as is the CBR600RR (thought really your photo should be of the original with the right way up forks – it looks so much better).


These are bikes that look good and go good.


But I think cool bikes have to be bikes that are almost universally cool.  Bikers might stop and stare at a brutal or an SP2 but nobody else will.  Cool bikes make everybody pay attention and think – foc that’s cool.  They are bikes that make you feel cool, bikes that make cagers wish they were cool enougth to ride em.  Ice cool.

 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 06:44:52 PM
Off the shelf production bikes can be cool, though it has to be said the aging process helps, coolness often, like a good wine, improves with age.
Need some off the shelf prodiction coolness?  I give you the Moto Guzzi V7 Sport,
(http://www.trademotorcycles.com.au/assets-mt/uploads/2015/11/51955.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 06:52:53 PM
And if you need your cool with a three year warranty....................
(https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/OWxrA/s1/bmw-r-ninet-5.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 07:19:52 PM
(https://i.redd.it/oq7377dwi7l11.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 07 August 2019, 08:17:19 PM
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Probably wont be popular here but I absolutely adore this brutale dragster.... even more so in these colours and from this angle.
That’s fashion baby.  It’s bling.  It’s even got Dragster written on the tank when it clearly ain’t.
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Now there no denying that the VTR is the cooler bike but looks wise I just think the Cbr600rr was so much better.
Foc me standards are slipping fast.  The VTR1000 is lovely, particularly the SP2, as is the CBR600RR (thought really your photo should be of the original with the right way up forks – it looks so much better).


These are bikes that look good and go good.


But I think cool bikes have to be bikes that are almost universally cool.  Bikers might stop and stare at a brutal or an SP2 but nobody else will.  Cool bikes make everybody pay attention and think – foc that’s cool.  They are bikes that make you feel cool, bikes that make cagers wish they were cool enougth to ride em.  Ice cool.

Fair points and yeah even being honest with myself I have to admit that sports bikes arent ever cool Haha

So I doubt this will be to your taste but let's try doing a different direction to the cafe racer look... 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 08:39:01 PM
 
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So I doubt this will be to your taste
Correct :lol   Too peacock for me, too loud, and tyre paint?
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 08:49:48 PM
Anyway you turn up on that Dude, I'd turn up on this and surely out cool you man 8) 8) 8)
I give you Exile Cycles Pure Sex Dragster.
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2a/07/f4/2a07f43b461084641c47267a331c45a9.jpg)

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 08:51:30 PM
Here's a photae that actually fits on the page;
(http://www.exilecycles.com/images/com_droppics/1/5614ed430447d.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 07 August 2019, 09:07:02 PM
I don't know --- its all well and good looking cool but not many look like they will handle very well in anything other than a straight line. Like those solid wheels - how the hel are you going to get them around the corner with the gyoscopic effect of that mass.   Also manufacturer's are great at showing us bikes without a crappy uk reg plate but as soon as you add one it completely spoils the rear look - heck some don't even have indicators --- yes I know that you don't need them in this country by law but any "coolness" is going to be negated by you sticking your hand out like Frank Spencer when you want to make a turn.
But a having said all that the bike that always seems tro turn my head is a Brutale
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 07 August 2019, 09:24:08 PM
Here's a photae that actually fits on the page;
([url]http://www.exilecycles.com/images/com_droppics/1/5614ed430447d.jpg[/url])


Why does it have footpegs for handlebars 🤔🤣
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 07 August 2019, 09:27:04 PM
I don't know --- its all well and good looking cool but not many look like they will handle very well in anything other than a straight line. Like those solid wheels - how the hel are you going to get them around the corner with the gyoscopic effect of that mass.   Also manufacturer's are great at showing us bikes without a crappy uk reg plate but as soon as you add one it completely spoils the rear look - heck some don't even have indicators --- yes I know that you don't need them in this country by law but any "coolness" is going to be negated by you sticking your hand out like Frank Spencer when you want to make a turn.
But a having said all that the bike that always seems tro turn my head is a Brutale

Come on sharpie.... live a little. Its about coolness not practicality 😜

Besides, what's uncool about good old Frank 😅
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 07 August 2019, 09:29:05 PM
Here's a photae that actually fits on the page;
([url]http://www.exilecycles.com/images/com_droppics/1/5614ed430447d.jpg[/url])


Why does it have footpegs for handlebars 🤔🤣

And the gear shift looks like it is designed for space suit wearers, seems that cool and practical rideability do not go hand in hand. Or the ability to go around corners   
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 07 August 2019, 10:12:28 PM

excellent thread VNA.
Theres a firm stateside doing a z1esque four pipe setup for kwacks current z900. aside from the paint it makes the bike look pretty cool imho.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 07 August 2019, 10:21:01 PM

also, I finally got a buyer more than happy to pay proper money for my cb13. Took it out today for its last ride, for a coffee at costa in Chepstow. Sat there drinking me large latte looking at it out of the window and thought 'fuck it. I know I'm broke and not working, but your going nowhere. best I get meself a job...'
I know they aint most peoples idea of cool. but for me, Honda got this bike very, very right, and its got its own beautifully engineered cool, and then some :)
PS guy martins turbo gixxer pikes peak bike. I wouldn't wanna ride it but its deffo cool. as is the man.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 10:36:24 PM
 
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I don't know --- its all well and good looking cool but not many look like they will handle very well in anything other than a straight line.
FFS! :eek :eek   I didn’t call the thread the practicable and good handling bike thread.  Jesus. :lol
This is purely about cool and being cool.
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Why does it have footpegs for handlebars 🤔🤣
Dude look at it, it is so fucking cool.  I don’t even like dragster and chopper bikes, but I cannot deny that thing is cool.  The shapes and minimalism are perfect.  And check the lack of cables, it’s got a twist clutch with the cable running down the inside of the bars.  It is pure stylised handmade minimalist totally bling free cool.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 August 2019, 10:40:41 PM
 You know Ogri sometimes the Japanese accidently make something cool.  I personally think CB13000’s are cool.  Not ice cool, but cool all the same.  It’s just UJM on steroids and somehow it just looks great.


A Fazer thou might be a far far better bike, but it will never ever be as cool as the CB13000.


I think this one will age well.  And of course it has to be the naked one, a nose fairing wrecks it.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 08 August 2019, 05:42:39 PM
My dream machine  :b
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 08 August 2019, 05:48:42 PM
'cin hell was I pissed ?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 08 August 2019, 07:04:07 PM
'cin hell was I pissed ?

Arent you always? 🤔

That's a very interesting looking bike, what is it?
Looks like it's a large capacity single cylinder of some kind? 500-600cc??
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 08 August 2019, 08:57:50 PM
You know Ogri sometimes the Japanese accidently make something cool.  I personally think CB13000’s are cool.  Not ice cool, but cool all the same.  It’s just UJM on steroids and somehow it just looks great.


A Fazer thou might be a far far better bike, but it will never ever be as cool as the CB13000.


I think this one will age well.  And of course it has to be the naked one, a nose fairing wrecks it.

'sometimes the Japanese accidently make something cool..' :lol you got that right mate.
also about the fazer being a far far better bike :) its twice the bike for half the money in truth.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 08 August 2019, 11:49:19 PM
'cin hell was I pissed ?

Arent you always? 🤔

That's a very interesting looking bike, what is it?
Looks like it's a large capacity single cylinder of some kind? 500-600cc??




It's a one off Manx Norton built by Fred Walmsley,a Manx tuner and builder who'd always wanted to build one for himself with a free hand and this is the result,lovely ay? :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 09 August 2019, 12:07:05 AM
Not really cool on this thread but I've just come back from a blast on mine and was staying with some good bikes and it looks like it's just been on a shopping trip,that's cool,ay?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 09 August 2019, 06:30:42 AM
Your numberplate needs to be angled backwards somewhat, it's far too easy to read :lol .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Frosties on 09 August 2019, 09:07:24 AM
Your numberplate needs to be angled backwards somewhat, it's far too easy to read :lol .


Too late - plate already cloned  :lol


Another one from my bucket list - the latest Triumph Rocket



Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 09 August 2019, 09:33:11 AM
Your numberplate needs to be angled backwards somewhat, it's far too easy to read :lol .


Too late - plate already cloned  :lol


Another one from my bucket list - the latest Triumph Rocket

I'd love to give one a go. Not sure I'd want to own it though... same with the Yamaha Vmax
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 August 2019, 06:50:31 PM
If you need a bit of bad boy cool........
deBolex MT10
(http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/yamaha-mt-10-mclaren-orange-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 09 August 2019, 07:02:26 PM
If you need a bit of bad boy cool........
deBolex MT10
([url]http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/yamaha-mt-10-mclaren-orange-1.jpg[/url])


Tell ya what... stick a proper headlight on that and I reckon they would be onto something. I cant wait till Yamaha starts sticking that MT-10 engine I to something pretty. Something like an xsr1000 🤔
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 August 2019, 07:40:48 PM
 It’s got a headlamp.  Problem with the MT10 engine is it’s thirst.  Way too thirsty.
(https://debolexengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DEBOLEXxBONESHEART249of280.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 09 August 2019, 07:59:49 PM
It’s got a headlamp.  Problem with the MT10 engine is it’s thirst.  Way too thirsty.
(https://debolexengineering.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DEBOLEXxBONESHEART249of280.jpg)

Yeah bit its absolutely foccing fugly

And all the best vehicles are thirsty Haha you dont buy a Ferrari then complain it only does 5 to the gallon. My Gen 2 only does 80-100 miles to a tank because it tuned to shit and rips ya damn arms off everytime you open the throttle....  where as the brothers versys 650 does well over 250 miles to a tank but is dull as dishwasher.... horses for courses and all that. I would imagine the MT10 will have the same MPG as an R1....


Anyways there isnt anything cool about MPG and tank range...... let's get back to buisness

The only Harley Davidson logo that I could live with being seen on....
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 09 August 2019, 09:57:24 PM
That's definitely the best looking Harley made IMO, and that Triumph is gorgeous but I tested one a couple of years ago and was a bit daunted by the weight ,I kept thinking I was going to drop it on tight corners and car parks! definitely one for the big guys not a wimp like me.  :lol but that De-bolex absolutely the business. :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 August 2019, 10:18:40 PM
 
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And all the best vehicles are thirsty Haha you dont buy a Ferrari then complain it only does 5 to the gallon.
Whoops sorry, it is the cool bike thread not the practicable bike thread.  Doh!  And lets face it, when you are cool, there’s always a gas station round the next corner when you need it.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 August 2019, 10:44:21 PM
(http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/yamaha-xs400-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 August 2019, 10:44:57 PM
(http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/yamaha-xs400-5.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: mtread on 09 August 2019, 11:54:23 PM
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Another one from my bucket list - the latest Triumph Rocket
I think so too. Absolutely beautiful. Bit worried about the G force as you pull away from the traffic lights  :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 10 August 2019, 11:53:15 AM
(http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ton-up-garage-honda-cb500-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 10 August 2019, 11:55:12 AM
(http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ton-up-garage-honda-cb500-8.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 10 August 2019, 07:36:21 PM
Csnt decide if this is cool or weird... its certainly different
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Freck on 10 August 2019, 07:53:13 PM
Csnt decide if this is cool or weird... its certainly different
Weird.  :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 10 August 2019, 08:12:37 PM
Csnt decide if this is cool or weird... its certainly different
Weird.  :lol

:lol
 I know I know but that just look at that back wheel.....
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 10 August 2019, 09:01:29 PM

stunning. bike and bird. Air cooled is where its at([url]http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ton-up-garage-honda-cb500-8.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 11 August 2019, 12:48:07 AM
When you start looking at the detail in that it's really something else.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 11 August 2019, 12:50:22 AM
and the bike.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 11 August 2019, 12:37:05 PM
 
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When you start looking at the detail in that it's really something else.
It’s super extra awesome as the young dudes would say.
I’m not keen on the disc brakes, I think it’s begging for some drums.  But I’m being picky.  It’s gorgeous.  It's cool, it's ice cool.

Some mare photaes comin.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 11 August 2019, 12:37:51 PM
(http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ton-up-garage-honda-cb500-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 11 August 2019, 12:38:25 PM
(http://www.bikebound.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/67CB500-Four-by-TUG-cr-900x1350.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 11 August 2019, 12:38:59 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3e/7a/63/3e7a6373fca382df79e0a03b9b30fc94.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Skippernick on 11 August 2019, 07:00:32 PM
Why has it got a Yamaha rear calliper on it?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 11 August 2019, 07:28:26 PM
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Why has it got a Yamaha rear calliper on it?
Probably for the same reason it has a Yamaha Blue Spot front caliper - so you can stop.
Which is handy.  Not just from a safety point of view, but you may want to stop and pause now and again so as folks can fully appreciate how cool you are.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Skippernick on 12 August 2019, 05:20:36 PM
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Why has it got a Yamaha rear calliper on it?
Probably for the same reason it has a Yamaha Blue Spot front caliper - so you can stop.
Which is handy.  Not just from a safety point of view, but you may want to stop and pause now and again so as folks can fully appreciate how cool you are.


LOL, I was referring more to the fact that it is Honda and therefore assumed Honda parts would be on it!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Anquetil on 13 August 2019, 03:07:40 PM
This photo was taken outside my old school in the 1920's. Cool bikes and even cooler looking riders ! Just love the headwear.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 13 August 2019, 06:21:42 PM

Anyone identify the bike makes/models in Anquetil's photo?.



Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: red98 on 13 August 2019, 07:25:26 PM
not sure about the bikes , but i think thats ROBBO second from right   ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: celticdog on 13 August 2019, 09:06:41 PM
THis is what started my love affair with bikes
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 13 August 2019, 09:47:59 PM
Deffo, still got that cap. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 13 August 2019, 10:04:13 PM
I think Robbo's on a Singer,Ogri's maybe on a Douglas combo but I don't know what Red's on but he's definitely smoking Old Holborn  :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 14 August 2019, 06:40:00 AM

I'm guessing Zenith Gradua for the bike on the left. I reckon that's the belt pulley adjuster winding device thingy they had sticking out above the fuel tank ;) .


Somebody will probably point out how they can see that it's chain drive now :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: red98 on 14 August 2019, 06:43:08 AM
 :lol ..........a wild guess , zenith , sunbeam . great pic thanks for sharing ANQUETLL
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 14 August 2019, 07:00:19 AM

I get The Vintage Motorcycle Club magazine passed on to me each month. A good read. Their club members would have a field day with that photo :lol .


You'd find out the makes/models/year of manufacture/factory options..........
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Anquetil on 14 August 2019, 07:14:57 AM
The bike on the left looks like it may be a Norton, comparing it with the attached photo.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 14 August 2019, 08:37:36 AM
Mr.Red. If you like those old flat tanker, total loss oil type bikes, then you must try and get to next years Pioneer Run from Epsom Downs. It would be an early start for you to get there, as they start to leave at 8am, going from memory. I always go, but more for the social, as always regard that meeting as the first event in a new biking year. It's usually the 3rd or 4th Sunday in March. See you at the tea hut, next year :lol .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: BMCfaz on 14 August 2019, 03:27:16 PM
There's a bit of a smell of beard oil, with all the hipster-cool bikes on the thread, but I guess cool is in the opinion of the individual. IMO, for example, BMW haven't produced a cool bike since the R90S!


Almost any bike can look cool with a bit of work, take Italian firm RossoChromo's CB1000R-based XESS, Velocity-moto's MT09-based 900LC or anything by Japanese firm AC Sanctuary, but the bike that was cool for me straight out of the crate was the Benelli TNT. Probably totally unreliable, but it looked something else!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: red98 on 14 August 2019, 06:52:59 PM
Mr.Red. If you like those old flat tanker, total loss oil type bikes, then you must try and get to next years Pioneer Run from Epsom Downs. It would be an early start for you to get there, as they start to leave at 8am, going from memory. I always go, but more for the social, as always regard that meeting as the first event in a new biking year. It's usually the 3rd or 4th Sunday in March. See you at the tea hut, next year :lol .










hi mr Robbo , had plans to go this year but something else got in the way .....yep,i do like the flat tanked bikes and who knows next years event might see me on one of my own.....i`ll look out for you on your zenith   ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 August 2019, 07:11:40 PM
Quote
but it looked something else!
My god, it certainly does.  That thing is almost the definition, for me, in my opinion, and all that, of uncool.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 August 2019, 07:20:54 PM
 
Quote
or anything by Japanese firm AC Sanctuary
I like Sanctuary stuff, but it’s usually on the warm side of cool.  They don’t ooze universal coolness.


I love Katana’s, but I’m not sure if they are really cool.  They are desirable because they look so wonderfully weird, and I am pretty sure they will get attention from both bikers and non-bikers.


So here’s a Katana from Sanctuary.  The front discs with those red bobbins are a little uncool and the exhaust is a little busy, but it’s still reasonable cool. 



 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 August 2019, 07:21:43 PM
Here we go;

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e633Ey8BDWg/WAs-rZZgSXI/AAAAAAACem4/HpC7t1ngcLoXczhfvvY8xah3egFpg6nGwCLcB/s1600/katana-027.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 August 2019, 07:25:27 PM
 BMW haven't produced a cool bike since the R90S!


Really!  R Nine T's are probably the coolest things they have ever done.  And currently the coolest off the shelf cool retro bikes on the market.


(https://cdn.motor1.com/images/mgl/W3LPj/s1/bmw-r-ninet-5.jpg)

 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 14 August 2019, 07:51:01 PM
I do love them new bonnies, but its very uncool you cant have 'made in great Britain' on the buggers anymore.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 15 August 2019, 06:21:24 PM
Looking at this chart I think I like trackers the best
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 15 August 2019, 07:03:23 PM
Although this scrambler is pretty cool
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 15 August 2019, 07:32:36 PM
 Not sure about the way oversize tyres.
And painting  Honda Scrambler on them in huge letters is a bit silly never mind uncool.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 15 August 2019, 11:58:15 PM
Just shows you ,different opinions, I think it looks a treat. ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 17 August 2019, 06:21:53 PM
A little something for the Ladies
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 18 August 2019, 12:27:19 AM
Gorgeous,but I think the front mudguard and stays look like they came out of a Meccano set. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 18 August 2019, 12:56:11 PM
RD350;
(https://cdn-2.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Twineline%2BYamaha%2BRD350-1-7.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: His Dudeness on 18 August 2019, 01:29:27 PM
electric fazer?? :eek

(http://www.lerepairedesmotards.com/img/actu/2016/nouveaute/moto-electrique-union-motion-phaser-type-1-av_hd.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 18 August 2019, 03:07:42 PM
Cool 8)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 18 August 2019, 06:57:00 PM
Not so much bike on it's own but the image as a whole
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 19 August 2019, 12:07:24 AM
Says pretty much everything about biking. :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 20 August 2019, 09:14:37 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ee/a2/c3/eea2c37cc54723f27c664fa48966182a.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 20 August 2019, 10:03:10 PM
'nuf said.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 20 August 2019, 10:10:36 PM
It's cool, very cool. 8)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 22 August 2019, 12:17:18 AM
 Cool Hand Luke cool  8)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 22 August 2019, 05:37:35 PM
Old school cool
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 22 August 2019, 06:47:14 PM
Hardly old school. It's got discs, indicators and injection for starters. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dynspud on 22 August 2019, 07:48:56 PM
He wasn't talking about the Trumpet!!  ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 22 August 2019, 09:22:12 PM
Hardly old school. It's got discs, indicators and injection for starters. :lol

Oh yeah I know it's not actually old.... it's a brand new triumph Haha but I just think it's cool that the picture could have been taken last week or 30 years ago and it would still pretty much look the same.
I know it's a facade but it's just got that 70s cool vibe to it
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Grahamm on 22 August 2019, 09:26:41 PM
I stopped off at Asda in Barnstaple on my way to Croyde for a surfing holiday recently and there was a guy there with a Royal Enfield.

I commented about it being a classic, but, to my surprise, he said it was only a couple of years old, he'd imported it from India where they still made them!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 22 August 2019, 09:28:12 PM
Gotcha :thumbup . Nice tits as well ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 22 August 2019, 09:34:00 PM
I stopped off at Asda in Barnstaple on my way to Croyde for a surfing holiday recently and there was a guy there with a Royal Enfield.

I commented about it being a classic, but, to my surprise, he said it was only a couple of years old, he'd imported it from India where they still made them!
Royal Oilfield is quite well established in the UK with plenty of dealerships. They've recently brought out two 650 twin Interceptor models.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Grahamm on 23 August 2019, 11:08:39 AM
Royal Oilfield is quite well established in the UK with plenty of dealerships. They've recently brought out two 650 twin Interceptor models.

I may have misunderstood him, I thought he said he'd imported it, but maybe he just said it was imported.

PS "Royal Oilfield"? Auto cucumber strikes again...? ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 23 August 2019, 12:57:26 PM
No Royal Oilfield is what they were called back in the day, because of the pool of oil they left behind after being parked. Unlike oiltight Triumphs, Beezas and Nortons :rolleyes .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 23 August 2019, 09:08:13 PM
 Royal Enfield.. Isn't that where the Queen keeps her chickens? :rolleyes Sorry, I'll get my coat.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 24 August 2019, 09:56:38 PM
Isn't that cluckingham palace?.......I've got my coat :o
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 24 August 2019, 10:11:05 PM
More boxer madness;Cool.
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/bmw-r9t-r90s-tank-6.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 25 August 2019, 11:32:55 AM
Will the nine T boxer and the other remaining air cooled engined bikes survive the new Euro 5 regulations?
Would not be cool to see them killed off :(
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 25 August 2019, 11:47:10 AM
(https://1190741.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Honda-CBX1000-caferacer-4.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 25 August 2019, 01:53:15 PM

Will the nine T boxer and the other remaining air cooled engined bikes survive the new Euro 5 regulations?
Would not be cool to see them killed off :(


No Politics remember :deal .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 25 August 2019, 01:58:49 PM
.....oh hang on, that's the other thread :oops .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 25 August 2019, 02:04:41 PM

Will the nine T boxer and the other remaining air cooled engined bikes survive the new Euro 5 regulations?
Would not be cool to see them killed off :(


No Politics remember :deal .

I dont think Euro 5 is political really. It's more just legislation that affects all of us buying or riding new vehicles 🤓🤓

And more the VNAs point I cant see it wiping the engine out completely. It'll just mean more investment will be needed into the development of said engine to make it fit the mold thus increasing costs to us....... definitely not cool 👎
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 25 August 2019, 02:10:39 PM
Speaking of Euro 5..... this piece of coolness wouldnt even come close 😂
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 25 August 2019, 03:33:53 PM
(https://1190741.v1.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Honda-CBX1000-caferacer-4.jpg)





These normally look over engined for the frame,not this one though,beautiful.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 25 August 2019, 04:00:56 PM
 
Quote
And more the VNAs point I cant see it wiping the engine out completely. It'll just mean more investment will be needed into the development of said engine to make it fit the mold thus increasing costs to us....... definitely not cool 👎

I suppose there’s pros and cons. 
It’s gonna be interesting to see how the car and bike markets evolve over the next few years.
2020 is going to see far greater choice in the electric car market.
Small 125cc bikes and mopeds might turn to batteries.
For bigger bikes,ie longer distances I don’t see electric working well yet.


What we are already seeing, and going to see more of, is variable valve timing.  I’d say that’s a good thing.  I was well impressed by the R1250R I tested.  Just a shame I can’t get my hands on one right now, that is unless I pay for endless pointless options.


Turbos and superchargers.  We are going to see more of these.


Interesting article here;
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/bikes/euro-5-emissions-what-they-mean-to-motorcycles (https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/features/bikes/euro-5-emissions-what-they-mean-to-motorcycles)
As for the politics;
Quote
You might think that a piece of EU legislation is relevant only on that continent, but European emission rules are fast becoming the closest thing we have to a worldwide standard. Massive international bike markets including India and China also base their legislation on Europe’s emissions limits, and Japan also aligned itself with Euro 4 back in 2017.
 
It is not just in the automotive sector that EU legislation is becoming global.   EU legislation and standards are fast becoming global standards across many sectors.


The UK has influenced and shaped these EU/Global standards.  Soon we will be left with no influence whatsoever with respect to new legislation/standards but will have choice but to comply.


Politics over.


The issue apparently for air cooled engines is temperature stability.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 25 August 2019, 04:03:11 PM
Thought it appears anything can be made cool with a little thought. 8)
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/bmw-k100-cafe-racer-bolt.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 25 August 2019, 05:58:12 PM
Here we go... how about our very own Fazer..... but Cool
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 26 August 2019, 12:12:11 AM
exhaust wrap's a bit untidy don't you think ?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: john roche on 26 August 2019, 11:38:50 AM
It strikes me that to make a bike 'cool' you take a perfectly good machine and make it less comfortable, practical and often more ugly. Whoever decides these things won't be anyone who's opinion I care about (yes I know people don't care about my opinion either). I'm quite happy to be uncool  :)


Cheers


John
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 26 August 2019, 03:17:03 PM
It strikes me that to make a bike 'cool' you take a perfectly good machine and make it less comfortable, practical and often more ugly. Whoever decides these things won't be anyone who's opinion I care about (yes I know people don't care about my opinion either). I'm quite happy to be uncool  :)


Cheers


John

Not at all John that's the idea of this thread... everyone's opinion is on what's cool is different and it's good to see.
Stick up a pic of your vision of a cool bike... let's see what floats your boat :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 26 August 2019, 07:11:37 PM
It strikes me that to make a bike 'cool' you take a perfectly good machine and make it less comfortable, practical and often more ugly. Whoever decides these things won't be anyone who's opinion I care about (yes I know people don't care about my opinion either). I'm quite happy to be uncool  :)


Cheers


John
I,m with you mate along with the ability to NOT go around corners - definitely NOT a cool trate in a bike. Most to me look like bastard Frankenstein of a machine built in a shed. 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 26 August 2019, 07:23:36 PM
 
Quote
It strikes me that to make a bike 'cool' you take a perfectly good machine and make it less comfortable, practical and often more ugly. Whoever decides these things won't be anyone who's opinion I care about (yes I know people don't care about my opinion either). I'm quite happy to be uncool  :)

I think first of all, bikes are in general are cool.  Biking is cool.  Though there are, in my opinion uncool ways of going about it, but in general it’s cool.


But this is about being extra cool, ice cool.  Prioritising cool over everything else.


It should also be about being universally cool.  Cool bikes are not just for bikers. 



Comfortable and practicable, or even going fast are secondary considerations on the ice cool bike.


Though at the same time you have a point.  It should be possible to have an ice cool ride that’s every day usable.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 26 August 2019, 07:28:01 PM
How about this John,
 It’s electric, so it won’t pollute the environment, it looks comfortable and practicable.  Could be ideal for you sir.  And , umm, cool.(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cezeta-506-electric-scooter-1-1200x801.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 26 August 2019, 07:29:29 PM
And here's an example of how cool you could look on it.
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cezeta-506-electric-scooter-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 26 August 2019, 07:39:02 PM
And here's an example of how much of a fake hipster twat you could look on it.
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cezeta-506-electric-scooter-2.jpg)

Fixed that for ya :rollin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 26 August 2019, 09:14:39 PM
And here's an example of how much of a fake hipster twat you could look on it.
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cezeta-506-electric-scooter-2.jpg)

Fixed that for ya :rollin

 :lol :lol :lol :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 26 August 2019, 09:39:59 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/honda-motocompo-ncz50.jpg) :)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: bludclot on 27 August 2019, 04:49:54 PM
Quote
It’s electric, so it won’t pollute the environment


Errr yes it will.


It will still emit noise pollution, heat pollution, light pollution, brake dust (unless it has magic brakes?), consume tyres, wheel bearings etc. And the electricity it consumes will pollute the environment too.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 27 August 2019, 05:37:54 PM
 I sometimes forget that any attempt at humour on the interweb, must, at all times, be supported by the use of emogis.


 :rolleyes
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 27 August 2019, 05:47:02 PM
Meanwhile in the land of cool.
(https://cdn-2.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/attachments/Photos-by-Moppetphoto-8.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 27 August 2019, 05:49:39 PM
(http://www.t300.de/me/T15_05.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 27 August 2019, 06:59:50 PM

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/honda-motocompo-ncz50.jpg) :)


Whoever came up with that model name was obviously a big Last Of The Summer Wine fan :lol .


I can just picture the late Bill Owen careering down one of the Dales on that :rollin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 27 August 2019, 07:15:42 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/honda-motocompo-ncz50.jpg) :)

Bludy thing looks like you've crashed a push bike in to a backup generator 🤢🤣
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 27 August 2019, 07:36:52 PM
Not maybe cool, but certainly innovative. Check out the reversed head, just like Box Hill's topboy had in the 60's.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 27 August 2019, 07:45:29 PM
However, this qualifies as cool.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: His Dudeness on 28 August 2019, 12:07:37 AM
very cool 8)


(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fcdnimg.webstaurantstore.com%2Fimages%2Fproducts%2Fextra_large%2F202138%2F1000040.jpg&f=1)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Oldgit on 28 August 2019, 01:20:04 PM
monkey bike
monkey bike
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 28 August 2019, 05:56:56 PM

what a total waste of components on that ccm spitfire! trumpets, thats the way forward... ;)
or ducati monsters!! the old aircooled ones!!
but not st4s (the one with the 916 lump). I had one. it was like a foccing fizzie. And despite my best Saturday night fever pose just wasn't cool whatsoever... :'(
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 28 August 2019, 06:20:08 PM

ps can I please include these in the really cool bike thread VNA?  ;)
https://youtu.be/jc-dB4DB7dg
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 28 August 2019, 07:03:44 PM
A Wes Cooley replica (GS1000S) would be my ultimate bike. Thanks for posting the link Ogri :thumbup .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 28 August 2019, 07:33:55 PM
can you believe how onnit they were on them bikes mate! yup a wes cooley or pukka Lawson rep would be the dream :)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 28 August 2019, 08:03:46 PM
Something like this?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: john roche on 28 August 2019, 09:46:14 PM
Quote
Comfortable and practicable, or even going fast are secondary considerations on the ice cool bike.


In that case I really can't see the point of having one


Cheers


John
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 28 August 2019, 11:29:38 PM
Not maybe cool, but certainly innovative. Check out the reversed head, just like Box Hill's topboy had in the 60's.




Very trick,but that's one cool '61 Bonnie alongside methinks. :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 29 August 2019, 06:18:25 AM






Very trick,but that's one cool '61 Bonnie alongside methinks. :thumbup

Indeed it is, owned by a very fastidious enthusiast.
The Fazer next to the Bonnie ain't bad either :lol .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 29 August 2019, 12:12:24 PM
I dont get the whole Honda Grom 'thing' personally but this one looks pretty trick
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 29 August 2019, 06:37:39 PM
 Dude, it’s the cool bike thread, not the bling bike thread.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 29 August 2019, 06:38:45 PM
The CCM is so close but so far away.  Lots of cool but ruined by bling.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 29 August 2019, 06:39:30 PM
How about this Ogri;
(https://motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery_M-Z_16/suzuki_gs1000_superbike_80_01.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 29 August 2019, 07:07:56 PM
Might as well close the thread now as that is the WINNER#34 :thumbup :thumbup :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 02 September 2019, 09:22:46 PM
PAAL 650XXV CAFE RACER: BEST LOOKING KAWASAKI Z650 EVER MADE?
Swedish custom motorcycle manufacturer Paal has recently built a stunning cafe racer styled classic Kawasaki Z650




https://www.visordown.com/s3/files/styles/v2_large/s3/Screenshot%202019-09-02%20at%2015.15.54.png?itok=ybdqsk3E (https://www.visordown.com/s3/files/styles/v2_large/s3/Screenshot%202019-09-02%20at%2015.15.54.png?itok=ybdqsk3E)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 02 September 2019, 11:45:14 PM
Might as well close the thread now as that is the WINNER#34 :thumbup :thumbup :lol





seriously!? it looks like a club racer from the 80s. :groan  with a seat from an old cx500. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 03 September 2019, 10:34:51 AM
Not the best example of a GS agreed, but yeah totally 80's, '79 and '80 being Cooleys best two years putting 4 cylinder Jap muscle, firmly on the map by winning consecutive AMA's and Suzuka two years running. Hopefully there should be a good example for me to take a pic of at the Bol in a few weeks time. Can't wait :thumbup .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 03 September 2019, 07:00:07 PM
Quote
PAAL 650XXV CAFE RACER: BEST LOOKING KAWASAKI Z650 EVER MADE?
Swedish custom motorcycle manufacturer Paal has recently built a stunning cafe racer styled classic Kawasaki Z650




[url]https://www.visordown.com/s3/files/styles/v2_large/s3/Screenshot%202019-09-02%20at%2015.15.54.png?itok=ybdqsk3E[/url] ([url]https://www.visordown.com/s3/files/styles/v2_large/s3/Screenshot%202019-09-02%20at%2015.15.54.png?itok=ybdqsk3E[/url])   « Last Edit: 02 September 2019, 09:24:34 PM » ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=posthistory;topic=25530.0;msg=302376[/url])

Here it is Dude;
(https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/crash.net/visordown.com/styles/v2_large/s3/Screenshot%202019-09-02%20at%2015.15.54.png)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: mtread on 03 September 2019, 07:03:46 PM
Is it me, or has somebody stolen these bikes' batteries?  ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 03 September 2019, 07:05:51 PM
Guzzi's Griso is pretty cool.
Here's one that's been cooled down even more;
(https://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/30_06_2017_Officine_Rossopuro_Moto_Guzzi_Griso_1200_8v_Anima_Nera_cafe_racer_Italy_Pipeburn_custom_moto_02.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 03 September 2019, 08:45:18 PM
Is it me, or has somebody stolen these bikes' batteries?  ;)





The size of the latest lithium bike batteries the well off racers use now are really small,you wouldn't think they'd be able to work properly but they do,in most cases better than good gel ones!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 06 September 2019, 08:31:58 AM
😎
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Grahamm on 06 September 2019, 09:37:40 AM
You wouldn't want to grab the throttle too hard on that one...!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 06 September 2019, 11:32:56 AM
You wouldn't want to grab the throttle too hard on that one...!

Nah ya just need some strong arms 😆
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 September 2019, 12:48:27 PM
(https://cdn-2.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/scales-studio-cb750-caferacer-5.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 September 2019, 12:49:16 PM
(https://cdn-2.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/scales-studio-cb750-caferacer-7.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 06 September 2019, 03:55:26 PM
Is it just me or do these cool bikes all look almost exactly the same as the last one :rolleyes
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Hedgetrimmer on 06 September 2019, 11:23:42 PM
Is it just me or do these cool bikes all look almost exactly the same as the last one :rolleyes


If I see another of those cheap crap seat units...I'll...I'll...grumble some more!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Frosties on 07 September 2019, 12:19:47 AM
Marks out of 10 for this one.......will tell after what it is.



Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 07 September 2019, 08:18:34 AM
It's a 500 Benelli isn't it? I sat on one in a bike shop in Nottingham. They look pretty good but being a Chinese built 'Italian' bike, who knows how durable they'll be? Quite cheap though.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 September 2019, 09:51:22 AM
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Marks out of 10 for this one.......will tell after what it is.
That thing is horrendus.  Not cool.

Your post states benelli.jpgIs it a Benelli?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 07 September 2019, 12:37:26 PM

They look pretty good


 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Frosties on 07 September 2019, 02:18:52 PM
It's a 500 Benelli isn't it? I sat on one in a bike shop in Nottingham. They look pretty good but being a Chinese built 'Italian' bike, who knows how durable they'll be? Quite cheap though.
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Marks out of 10 for this one.......will tell after what it is.
That thing is horrendus.  Not cool.

Your post states benelli.jpgIs it a Benelli?



Yup - it's a Benelli - gets a fairly decent write up and build quality seems good for a Chinese build.


https://www.motorcycletrading.co.uk/used-benelli-leoncino-reading-berkshire-1558595 (https://www.motorcycletrading.co.uk/used-benelli-leoncino-reading-berkshire-1558595)


I quite like the look of it, the dealer also has the TRK which I'm seriously looking at as a commuter. It beat the Honda CBX500 on test.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 09 September 2019, 04:50:39 PM
opinions are like arseholes we all have them lol. I saw one of those benellis in the flesh sunday at speech house show. It is possibly the most hideous thing on two wheels Ive ever seen. :D :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 09 September 2019, 04:55:10 PM
this on the other hand (currently on e bay for half the price of a new bonnie scrambler)...
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: bludclot on 10 September 2019, 09:48:16 AM



The TR4A is exquisite. I think they look even better with a Surrey top but quite a rare find these days. Prices are going towards eye watering too.


The bike doesn't do anything for me.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 11 October 2019, 09:12:03 PM
It's been a while and this is a good thread with very little in the way of arguments so let's try and keep it going Haha

Here's my latest entry...
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 13 October 2019, 10:51:51 AM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/bmx-motorized-bicycle.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dynspud on 14 October 2019, 07:26:04 AM
Poole bike night a few weeks ago. Loads of cool bikes but the standout was a custom Harley chopper - COOL  :smokin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 14 October 2019, 11:27:29 PM
Now that is one COOL bike  :b
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 15 October 2019, 04:07:20 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/bmx-motorized-bicycle.jpg)


I like that. Looks fun, and nicely made too
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 16 October 2019, 09:19:01 PM
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I like that. Looks fun, and nicely made too
Yeah it's sweet, it's cool.
The Harley thing doesn't do it for me.  A lot of nice work has gone into it, but it's too bling for me.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 16 October 2019, 09:24:05 PM
 Who’d have thought a brick could be cool?

(https://cdn-2.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/retrorides-bmw-k100-4.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: ogri48 on 16 October 2019, 09:45:24 PM
that it is. probably pick em up cheap now too
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 20 October 2019, 08:41:01 AM
Vincent in a Norton Featherbed frame
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 20 October 2019, 11:43:05 AM
 :eek Oh Boy.
And love the right way up forks with massive drum. 

Check the kick start. 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 21 October 2019, 12:47:20 AM
It is fabulous isn't it ? can't make out the gear lever position but they had a big throw on them gearboxes.I remember the EGLI vincents were gorgeous too. :b
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 21 October 2019, 06:29:21 PM
It is indeed coffee.
How about some CBX cool?
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/custom-honda-cbx.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 21 October 2019, 08:30:16 PM
That is something else!!! I'd have to push that about half a mile from my house before cracking it up if I wanted to keep living here. :lol :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 21 October 2019, 08:37:34 PM
Aye a couple of silencers would help :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 22 October 2019, 12:02:24 AM
Would love to hear that CBX  on full song on a track  :)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 October 2019, 12:06:03 PM
Not a bike, but....... :eek

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48054794451_3968fbffcb_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 22 October 2019, 11:41:08 PM
Just for a bit I thought that was a runner,brilliant!!! :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dynspud on 24 October 2019, 07:54:37 AM
Wouldn't it be great if it was a runner!!!
Something to look forward to in really old age  :rollin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 24 October 2019, 07:38:02 PM
Yeah!! imagine the sparks off that chassis when the front came up,YEEEHAAAA ! :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 24 October 2019, 08:16:12 PM
 
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Just for a bit I thought that was a runner,brilliant!!! ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/Smileys/efocicon/lol.gif[/url])

What makes you think it isn't a runner,
https://youtu.be/RFC5XZeknXc
     
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 24 October 2019, 08:19:06 PM
This one is a bit less show and more go.They claim it's the fastest mobility scooter at 107mph :eek
https://youtu.be/1z43muPetNc
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 25 October 2019, 12:21:56 PM
My gob is well and truly smacked !!!!! :eek :eek :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 25 October 2019, 07:13:30 PM
 
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My gob is well and truly smacked !!!!! ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/Smileys/efocicon/shocked.gif[/url]) ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/Smileys/efocicon/shocked.gif[/url]) ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/Smileys/efocicon/shocked.gif[/url])

It's good to know that when the time comes, as you near the end of the road, forget dignitas, just get yourself Z1000 mobility scooter and have some fun before the enivitable fatal accident occurs.
     
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 25 October 2019, 07:19:04 PM
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Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Millietant on 25 October 2019, 07:37:41 PM
Why I that in the Cool Bike Thread VNA ?


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Ah, I see you've deleted the image, must have been a mistake !
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 25 October 2019, 07:52:23 PM
Senior moment :o
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 27 October 2019, 06:18:51 PM
(https://cdn-2.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/attachments/airtech_s90r.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 30 October 2019, 01:33:26 PM
I may be being dense here... but with the brake disc and chain being the wrong way round wouldn't that mean the foot controls would be the switched too?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: mtread on 30 October 2019, 01:56:42 PM
No, it's the standard set up. Shaft goes through the gearbox to the other side.


Bonneville series has always had the chain on the right, to mimic the original Triumph twins.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 30 October 2019, 04:09:55 PM
No, it's the standard set up. Shaft goes through the gearbox to the other side.


Bonneville series has always had the chain on the right, to mimic the original Triumph twins.

Ah I see, what a needlessly complicated set up haha
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: mtread on 30 October 2019, 05:25:24 PM
And the early new ones have the ignition key switch in the side of the headstock..
It's all about being a 'genuine retro'  :)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 03 November 2019, 09:39:00 PM
Not sure what this is but looks pretty funky. Love the six pot caliper, not too keen on stretched look of the back end thiugh
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dynspud on 04 November 2019, 08:15:43 AM
Isn't ARCH Keannu Reeves' own motorbike company?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: F4celess on 04 November 2019, 10:42:58 AM
Dudeofrude you posted (on Page 1) the sort of Bikes that would make my jaw drop. :)  8)

I also like the below, clean! Starts off as a stock Ninja 750, stripped, then a custom Fighter kit by Huge design...

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ninja-750-625x416.jpg)
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ninja-750-1-870x870.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 07 November 2019, 03:56:39 PM

BMW's new concept cruiser


Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 07 November 2019, 05:46:57 PM
WOW!!! wonder how close the real thing will be?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 07 November 2019, 09:24:13 PM

BMW's new concept cruiser




Urgh! Not for me at all
Looks like one of them horrid custom builds where some idiot decides to stick a v8 (or something equally silly) into a normal cruiser frame
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 08 November 2019, 12:15:58 PM
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BMW's new concept cruiser
That is cool.  And it's got so many styling cues taken from BMW's of the 20 and 30's.Wow!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 08 November 2019, 05:36:59 PM
Yeah,the R20 or something was it ?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Freck on 08 November 2019, 09:05:22 PM
Yeah,the R20 or something was it ?
It’s the R18 concept, and they’re bringing the production version, the R18/2 to the NEC.

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 14 November 2019, 09:18:58 PM
Stunner
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 November 2019, 09:49:57 PM
 Quite like that apart from the silly oversize tyres.  It’s pretty cool, pretty darn cool, though somebody needs to tell the builder using white tyre marker is very uncool.  Virago engine?
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 14 November 2019, 09:56:27 PM
Quite like that apart from the silly oversize tyres.  It’s pretty cool, pretty darn cool, though somebody needs to tell the builder using white tyre marker is very uncool.  Virago engine?

Indeed, the XV920

They did a black version too, but not as nice as the white/chrome
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 15 November 2019, 03:45:00 PM
I like em both.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 15 November 2019, 03:49:39 PM
Auto Fabrica Type 6(https://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Auto-Fabrica-Type-6-7.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 26 November 2019, 09:07:23 PM
I posted this on another thread but in case anyone missed it I'll put it on the proper one ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 26 November 2019, 09:12:24 PM
 Sorry, I still think it's hideous.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 26 November 2019, 09:20:14 PM
Auto Fabrica Type 6(https://thebikeshed.cc/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Auto-Fabrica-Type-6-7.jpg)


 If those rear shocks have any travel on them at all, that tail piece is going to last about 100 yards.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 26 November 2019, 11:30:31 PM
 
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If those rear shocks have any travel on them at all, that tail piece is going to last about 100 yards.
Naw there ain't much travel there - eh?  Not sure how far I like to go on it :lol   At least the rear tyre looks kinda squishy.  But the bike is gorgeous - I think it is seriously cool, and original. 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 27 November 2019, 04:58:45 PM
Sorry, I still think it's hideous.








I think it's fabulous,it just shows you,one mans joy is another mans sorrow.Variety,the spice of life,it's what makes the world go around. :woot
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 27 November 2019, 05:59:15 PM
Sorry, I still think it's hideous.








I think it's fabulous,it just shows you,one mans joy is another mans sorrow.Variety,the spice of life,it's what makes the world go around. :woot

Absolutely I had a good friend, now sadly passed, who thought the 916 was ugly, but thought his STX13 Pan was beautiful.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Stormbringer on 28 November 2019, 08:50:37 AM
(https://preview.ibb.co/bUdrbw/phone-nov-2017-5-018.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jwAhib)


(https://image.ibb.co/iY5EfH/phone-March-2018-3-015.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
(https://preview.ibb.co/jFK03b/phone-nov-2017-5-042.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h49dpG)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 28 November 2019, 12:52:09 PM
Foc me - that thing is ugly. :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: NorthWestern on 28 November 2019, 01:25:12 PM
I like the V5 motogp engined one Roland Sands did.




(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48981246143_78456dbc04_z.jpg)






Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 28 November 2019, 02:32:18 PM
I like the V5 motogp engined one Roland Sands did.




(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48981246143_78456dbc04_z.jpg)


 200 bhp and no front brake. Good plan.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 25 December 2019, 08:41:30 PM
Old school drag bike;

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/bsa-jap-drag-bike.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 26 December 2019, 09:53:56 PM
I bet just shutting the throttle would nearly get you a stoppy!!! what a fabulous bike. :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 January 2020, 09:01:45 PM
Moped drag racer - cool;

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piaggio-nrg-scooter-drag-racing-4.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 09 January 2020, 01:03:16 AM
(https://preview.ibb.co/bUdrbw/phone-nov-2017-5-018.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jwAhib)


(https://image.ibb.co/iY5EfH/phone-March-2018-3-015.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
(https://preview.ibb.co/jFK03b/phone-nov-2017-5-042.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h49dpG)
I had an F800GT for a few months and it was a brilliant bike,did everything great except look good,what an abortion. :thumbdown
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 January 2020, 07:00:18 PM
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I had an F800GT for a few months and it was a brilliant bike,did everything great except look good,what an abortion.
This is the Cool Bike thread.  My eyeballs have just been seriously assulted for the second time in one page! :grumble
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: steve 10562cc on 09 January 2020, 07:32:33 PM
For some one who has a C90 your opinion is seriously floored.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 January 2020, 09:19:27 PM
Back to coolness...............

(https://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/salorea-mightymachines-ebike-0.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 10 January 2020, 03:27:43 PM
Coolest bike around  :D
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 10 January 2020, 03:36:52 PM
Back to coolness...............

(https://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/salorea-mightymachines-ebike-0.jpg)
Lets hope the Tram runs over it
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 10 January 2020, 03:38:05 PM
Coolest bike around  :D


Lovely
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 10 January 2020, 04:33:57 PM
Coolest bike around  :D
Almost -but wrong colour.  ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 10 January 2020, 06:39:58 PM
Quote
Coolest bike around 
They were certainly good bikes.  I bought one new myself and ran it for 5 years.
But cool, as in ice cool?  Nope not gonna post any pictures of my FZS600 or FZS1000 in this thread.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 10 January 2020, 06:43:57 PM
Quote
I had an F800GT for a few months and it was a brilliant bike,did everything great except look good,what an abortion.
This is the Cool Bike thread.  My eyeballs have just been seriously assulted for the second time in one page! :grumble










There's not much I'd rather not be seen on than a C90,maybe a Raleigh Runabout. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 10 January 2020, 07:22:26 PM
 
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There's not much I'd rather not be seen on than a C90,maybe a Raleigh Runabout.
Have I ever claimed it’s cool?  I first got my grubby mits on it back in 1987.  It was sitting in my folks garage with 26 miles on the clock.  I had a slight problem - no money and I wanted a bike – but more than that I wanted a bike license.  I took a good bit of stick for that bike, but I got my license, and in 1988 it got shoved back into my folks garage.


With my ma Dad having passed away at the very beginning of 2016, and my Mother shortly afterwards in a care home.  Well I dug it out of their garage, and it’s now sitting in my garage awaiting the day I decide to spruce her up a bit and maybe even take her for a spin again.  She’ll never ever be ice cool, but age has granted her a certain charm, and of course I have a sentimental attachment to the old girl.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 10 January 2020, 09:25:36 PM
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There's not much I'd rather not be seen on than a C90,maybe a Raleigh Runabout. :lol
 I think a BSA Winged Wheel beats a Raleigh Runabout all day long :lol .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 11 January 2020, 07:45:36 PM
Spotted this one at the Classic Bike Show today. Looked reasonably well put together, and not bad looking either methinks

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 11 January 2020, 07:48:07 PM
Sunbeam
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 11 January 2020, 08:39:35 PM
Honda Cub owners will always get the last laugh,the best selling bike ever and now fetching good money. :woot
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Oldgit on 14 January 2020, 10:34:48 AM

that looks like a modern Ariel Square 4, or an original one off.

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 14 January 2020, 11:31:59 AM

that looks like a modern Ariel Square 4, or an original one off.
  It's a Sunbeam s8 I think. The s7 looked cool with it's fat tyres.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 14 January 2020, 02:08:01 PM
Sunbeam were a subsiduary of BSA. Yep, I'd agreee, an S8. :)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 15 January 2020, 05:15:25 PM
Yes that's an S8, I had one with a chair when you could ride a combo on L plates but the S7 was the one to have for pulling a chair. All 3 wheels were interchangable and they looked great with them balloon tyres.Those Sunbeams had a big fault in that the rear cylinder would overheat because being in line it wouldn't get the air cooling like the front.They were also very slow,you were lucky to get 50 with a chair on but I remember having a great crack lifting the chair wheel on tight left handers,when you first did it though you'd shit yourself thinking the chair was coming over and you'd bang it down and be on the wrong side of the road!! but when you got the hang of it you could go along with the wheel in the air in a straight line,very cool I thought,probably the only one who did though. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 15 January 2020, 06:56:58 PM
Getting the chair in the air was great fun, as you say, once you'd got the hang of it. I had a third share of a Tiger 110 with a float sidecar. It used to be used for recovering broken down or crashed bikes. We bought it off a bike dealer for 15 quid when he upgraded to a van. No one relished their turn being passenger on the float with just a bit of scaffolding to hang on to though. Happy days :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 16 January 2020, 09:14:56 PM
 I didn't know whether to post this in cool bike or best paintjob.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 17 January 2020, 06:46:33 PM
Niether!! these never did it for me,don't know why because they've got a cult following,well I think it's cult. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 17 January 2020, 06:53:46 PM
Niether!! these never did it for me,don't know why because they've got a cult following,well I think it's cult. :lol

Just because I didn't like your MH900e. :nana :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 17 January 2020, 09:53:50 PM
MV eternally cool 8) . The 6 cylinder 350 GP bike also has the coolest sound :D .
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 17 January 2020, 10:18:01 PM
MV eternally cool 8) . The 6 cylinder 350 GP bike also has the coolest sound :D .

  Many years ago, I went to the Post TT Classic at Mallory Park. John Cooper and Ago were 'Parading' on their old bikes, a BSA triple and the MV500/4, not quite the 350/6 but it still sounded fantastic, that dry rasp sounds like nothing else.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 18 January 2020, 10:42:17 PM

MV won every 500cc GP title from 1958 through to 1974 and Ago took 7 of those on the bounce from '66 to '72 ('74 was the last time a four stroke won the championship before the start of the two-stroke era)


Awesome stats :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 18 January 2020, 11:11:59 PM

MV won every 500cc GP title from 1958 through to 1974 and Ago took 7 of those on the bounce from '66 to '72 ('74 was the last time a four stroke won the championship before the start of the two-stroke era)


Awesome stats :eek

  They certainly are, Ago's and MV's. Hailwood is my all time hero ( I actually met him once, I was about 14) but Ago was an incredible rider.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 19 January 2020, 04:09:50 PM
Thing is a lot of those titles were won against manx nortons,G50's,patons,Jawas' etc when the Japs pulled out,Agostini had very little competition for a good few years and when he did he'd struggle against the likes of Saarinen and when Phil Read started beating him after joining MV he was soon on his way.As far as I'm concerned his best days were the sixties when he had some great battles with Hailwood,Read,Ivy,etc, but one of the greatest? on paper maybe but I don't think he deserves to be classed amongst the really great,great riders.Imo he showed his true colours when he shafted Eddie Lawson when he was riding for Marlboro,Eddie asked Ago if the deal was going to be the same as last season and he said they'd pulled the funding and it was going to be a struggle to find funds,what he didn't know was Eddie was well in with the main man at Marlboro and when he questioned it he was told there was no problem with the funding and couldn't understand what Ago was on about,turns out Ago was creaming off the top and wanted to get Lawson as cheap as possible.Eddie jumped ship and won again,a proper great.IMO
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 05 February 2020, 08:47:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=iuuiHgzlgp8&feature=emb_logo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=82&v=iuuiHgzlgp8&feature=emb_logo)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 07 February 2020, 08:05:09 PM
You'd want understanding neighbours with that one!! :kiss
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Oldgit on 08 February 2020, 03:45:53 PM
(http://javascript:;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 08 February 2020, 05:49:18 PM
Jesus :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 08 February 2020, 06:45:02 PM
Not to my taste.. but certainly a head turner. And I'm sure there are plenty of people that would think its "cool"
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 08 February 2020, 07:20:18 PM
It's already been down by the look of it. That's not cool. :rollin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 08 February 2020, 07:45:06 PM
Nothing that a small can of juice and some matches wouldn't fix.I mean seriously, that is one uncool motorcycle. :eek   
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 08 February 2020, 08:47:44 PM
([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=25530.0;attach=36768;image[/url])
([url]http://javascript:;[/url])
Fazersharp's bike ----
Sometimes its best not to stand out too much. :D
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 February 2020, 11:18:12 AM
Quote
Sometimes its best not to stand out too much.
Was it really necessary to repost that thing, just as I am trying to unsee it?
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 February 2020, 11:39:36 AM
(https://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/kenny-roberts-rocketmc-xs650-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 February 2020, 11:40:36 AM
(https://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/kenny-roberts-rocketmc-xs650-8.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 09 February 2020, 09:16:13 PM
Anybody remember this cool machine
(https://orangedition.com/images/Laverda-1000-V6-900px.jpg)

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 09 February 2020, 09:31:22 PM
Aye, didn't the V6 play a major role in their downfall?

The race bike looks a bit of a mess, but here it is looking a little cooler;
(https://silodrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/LAVERDA_COR_v6.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 09 February 2020, 10:06:44 PM
It was a good engine, but frame design was iffy, clocked 175mph on the straight (in 1977) and ran high up in its debut endurance race until the Universal joint on the shaft drive broke. 
The location of the swinging arm pivot was totally wrong and it was putting huge strain on the UV joint, it finally broke. Rules changed to 4 cylinder make and the project was abandoned.The project did put a huge strain on their resources and the advanced Japanese 4 cylinders that finally nailed its coffin in 1985.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuVz9wY3p8s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuVz9wY3p8s)
Brand is now owned by Piaggio
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 10 February 2020, 12:49:33 AM
Quote
Sometimes its best not to stand out too much.
Was it really necessary to repost that thing, just as I am trying to unsee it?










I've just took 3 vallium to try and get it out of my mind. :wall
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 February 2020, 09:45:03 PM
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I've just took 3 vallium to try and get it out of my mind.
Relax and sooth your mind by looking at this........
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/deus-guzzi-850-t3-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 22 February 2020, 09:52:56 PM
 What are the mirrors supposed to do?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 February 2020, 10:20:10 PM
They are probably there so you can adjust your hair when you park up.  Or just for glancing at now and again whilst riding, just so you can check how cool you look on the bike.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 24 February 2020, 12:43:37 AM
Check out the "Goldie" silencers !!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 24 February 2020, 07:45:04 AM
Check out the "Goldie" silencers !!
Bet that sounds ace. I was wondering if it was built for  someone like Pedrosa, as you'd have to be a midget to ride it comfortably. Very nice to look at though. :)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 04 March 2020, 07:56:18 PM
CB550 by Cardsharper Customs. Being old school I can't really get my head around theTourance on the front, but I know that a blocky front tyre is necessary to appeal to hipsters.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 04 March 2020, 09:36:27 PM
 That’s reasonably cool overall, and yeah, I know what you mean about the tyres, but what is worse than that is the tyre paint.  Tyre paint is not cool.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 04 March 2020, 09:37:30 PM
Just posting this bacause it's based on the original Fazer.  Make of it what you will......

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/yamaha-fzx750-scrambler-barracuda.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 04 March 2020, 09:39:53 PM
This is interesting.  Yamaha RZ250R by Chibaa.
Poor image quality though. 


(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/custom-yamaha-rz250r.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 04 March 2020, 11:49:31 PM
Can't believe the pillion rests :eek   I'd like to spend a few hours on the back of that !! :lol :lol  bet it sounds wicked though. :evil   I remember going to the Post TT meeting at Mallory park when Read and the late great Bill Ivy were there on the square 4 Yamahas' with just expansion chambers ,no silencers,the sound was ear splitting,what with those and Mikes' Honda 6 it's a wonder we ain't all got ear problems  :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 05 March 2020, 07:30:44 AM
That’s reasonably cool overall, and yeah, I know what you mean about the tyres, but what is worse than that is the tyre paint.  Tyre paint is not cool.
 
Unfortunately I can remember when painting your tyres was a Stage 1 tune :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 05 March 2020, 08:15:26 PM
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Unfortunately I can remember when painting your tyres was a Stage 1 tune ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/Smileys/efocicon/rollin.gif[/url])


Ah, remember Ford Escort 1.1 popular RS Turbo lookalikes :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 05 March 2020, 08:17:10 PM
This is sweet

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/penton-snow-motorcycle.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 06 March 2020, 06:34:23 PM
Royal Enfeild anybody?

(https://cdn-2.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/continental-gt-650-caferacer-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 06 March 2020, 10:25:28 PM
To be honest I prefer the donor bike
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 06 March 2020, 11:57:55 PM
I take my hat off to the skill that goes into making these specials, but nearly every single one just looks like the previous to me :\ .

The basic requirement seems to be the 'stripped down' look and there's only so many ways you can take everything away and keep a bike looking individual?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 07 March 2020, 10:37:25 AM
Isn't the exposed front sprocket against some kind of law, that's not going to end well with my flares.  :lol   
And I'm going to burn my legs in the summer on that exhaust when I have my shorts on.
(https://cdn-2.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/continental-gt-650-caferacer-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 07 March 2020, 05:36:42 PM
I take my hat off to the skill that goes into making these specials, but nearly every single one just looks like the previous to me :\ .

The basic requirement seems to be the 'stripped down' look and there's only so many ways you can take everything away and keep a bike looking individual?


I thought it was just me. Only rarely has any of the pictured machines touched me, but as a craftsman myself I can really admire the skills reqd to bring them about.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 07 March 2020, 08:42:24 PM
 If you're after a cool Enfield, how about this one? :eek :rolleyes
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 08 March 2020, 11:44:44 PM
Wretch! Wretch! Wretch! AAAAAAAGH!!! take it off here,my eyes!my eyes! what a fockin abortion. :foc :groan
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 09 March 2020, 04:13:19 PM
Wretch! Wretch! Wretch! AAAAAAAGH!!! take it off here,my eyes!my eyes! what a fockin abortion. :foc :groan

   :eek :eek :eek How could you say that? That's somebody's pride and joy, that is. Hours and hours of work has gone into it's design and construction. One man's meat etc. etc....
   But of course you're right It's foccin' hideous  :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: mtread on 09 March 2020, 06:02:12 PM
That's a fairground ride, surely?  :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 09 March 2020, 10:59:33 PM
Yeah,the Crapousel or Bodgems. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 13 March 2020, 07:46:13 PM
Not sure I like this myself but its certainly interesting
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 13 March 2020, 07:52:12 PM
  You're absolutely right. It certainly is... interesting :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 March 2020, 01:04:23 PM
Allen Millyard Z1400 engine first start.  Cool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK0xFOJT-Ts&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK0xFOJT-Ts&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: steve 10562cc on 14 March 2020, 08:43:25 PM
Not exactly a sports, tourer where do you class it. What the f**k would you do with it ride it or just clean it.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 14 March 2020, 10:41:15 PM
Allen Millyard Z1400 engine first start.  Cool.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK0xFOJT-Ts&feature=youtu.be[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK0xFOJT-Ts&feature=youtu.be[/url])


Speaking of Millyard.... check out this monstrosity. A v10 dodge motorbike 😳😳


And to keep it relevant to the post... it may not be cool looking but the technical ability of sticking a ridiculously massive, powerful car engine into a motorbike frame, is cool as foc 😉
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 15 March 2020, 11:14:19 AM
 
Quote
And to keep it relevant to the post... it may not be cool looking but the technical ability of sticking a ridiculously massive, powerful car engine into a motorbike frame, is cool as foc 😉

Probably not quite cool, more bonkers, mental, mad.  But Millyard is something of a genius and does turn out some super cool shit.  The guy is amazing.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 15 March 2020, 12:18:05 PM
Anyone remember E.J.Potter's (known as the Michigan Madman)V8, Widowmaker 7
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 15 March 2020, 01:06:38 PM
I remember him well,a proper character,this kind of thing was really groundbreaking then.If I remember right he'd go up against the twin engined Hobbit back in the day,we would go to Santa Pod fairly regularly then and it was always the same,you'd be really excited when you got there but after a few runs you'd be bored  :lol  we never stayed 'till the end,but E.J was approachable and friendly, ;)  then again most of the drag strip boys were, much more so than some of the racers of the day.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 15 March 2020, 05:50:01 PM
As well as the Hobbit around that time was the Norton twin engined Pegasus,  with Ian Messenger on board. Might have been sponsored by Bike magazine if I remember correctly. Great days at the Pod, especially if you liked yank cars. :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 15 March 2020, 07:22:51 PM
I quite like the look of those white downpipes actually. Is that bandage or white paint/enamel 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 15 March 2020, 08:43:01 PM
Pretty certain the headers were sprayed. Maybe working on the theory of light colours dispelling heat quicker, but that's only my guess. I believe this bike is presently exibited at the Don Garlits museum in Ocala Florida. Went there in the late 80's, quite something even if you're not into drag racing.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 15 March 2020, 09:04:56 PM
Pretty certain the headers were sprayed. Maybe working on the theory of light colours dispelling heat quicker,
Hmmmm  :book I know with household radiators they give out more heat it they are white as opposed to chrome because the chrome reflects the heat back in. So to follow that then a black rad would give out even more BTU's which would mean that black exhaust would allow more heat out through its walls than a white one. And don't they wrap exhausts with bandage to keep the gasses hotter to allow them to escape quicker so you don't want them to be dispelled through the wall of the pipes.
 Hopfully some one will come along and explain.       
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 16 March 2020, 09:46:03 AM
I agree about the use of exhaust wrap but still think these headers are sprayed. Couple more pics, the 2nd shows a dent in one of the pipes.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 16 March 2020, 07:44:35 PM
Yes deffo painted - I like it.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 17 March 2020, 08:46:39 PM
As well as the Hobbit around that time was the Norton twin engined Pegasus,  with Ian Messenger on board. Might have been sponsored by Bike magazine if I remember correctly. Great days at the Pod, especially if you liked yank cars. :thumbup






Of course! Pegasus,forgot all about that . :o  if I remember correctly he wouldn't get that straight until half way up the strip!! balls of iron or what?if it gets out of line keep it pinned!! :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 19 March 2020, 09:33:08 AM
Not a lot wrong with this CB750
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 19 March 2020, 02:26:57 PM
Cool
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 19 March 2020, 06:10:02 PM
Cool










If I could afford that beauty I would definately hang it off the wall I think it's absolutely gorgeous,would just want to look at it from breakfast through to supper. :b :b :b
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 19 March 2020, 07:27:44 PM
Cool


Wow, thats a real eye pleaser :)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 27 March 2020, 03:24:23 PM
Not sure if it's the angle or the colour or just the fact I've never seen one before but Wow 😍
What a stunning bike.... much better than the 1000 imo
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 28 March 2020, 12:03:54 AM
Not sure if it's the angle or the colour or just the fact I've never seen one before but Wow 😍
What a stunning bike.... much better than the 1000 imo
finally a bike that looks like nothing is missing and belongs in the 21st century
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 07 April 2020, 11:27:41 AM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/custom-honda-gb400-tt-cafe-racer.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: dazza on 10 April 2020, 09:43:25 PM
How about this.... A six cylinder RG750 in a YZR Harris frame  8)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: dazza on 10 April 2020, 09:55:18 PM
160RWBHP & 160KGs
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 10 April 2020, 10:01:37 PM
You need to start a new thread "insane bikes"
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 11 April 2020, 11:42:04 AM
Quote
How about this.... A six cylinder RG750 in a YZR Harris frame 
That’s pretty neat.  Outrageous.  But.......

If you need to explain why it’s cool…………………….then…………………
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 11 April 2020, 11:46:52 AM
(https://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/alchemy-cb500T-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 11 April 2020, 11:57:10 AM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49760574537_b6e417bf0f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPaXbi)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 11 April 2020, 12:02:32 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49760575372_0ba3c21ca3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPaXqG)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 11 April 2020, 02:38:32 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49760575372_0ba3c21ca3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPaXqG)


ooooooh, I like that
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 11 April 2020, 02:41:28 PM
ooooooh, I like that


Old skool and breathed over  :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 11 April 2020, 03:37:11 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49760575372_0ba3c21ca3_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPaXqG)

That's lovely... my only bug bear with it is the chavvy end can. Not too keen on the black pipes either so i reckon a full stainless system and thatd be perfect
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 11 April 2020, 03:45:57 PM
only bug bear with it is the chavvy end can. Not too keen on the black pipes either so i reckon a full stainless system and thatd be perfect


Four into one system were first used on the track and were always black and remained that way until stainless was introduced, as they were custom made from mid steel and just painted, nothing chavvy about them, that's how they were.


Now a chrome system made for the masses and the road, that's chavvy  :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin [
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 11 April 2020, 03:48:25 PM
This is chavvy
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49759726193_b3b4d2a426_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iP6AZF)
Although still great looking bike
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 11 April 2020, 04:02:42 PM
only bug bear with it is the chavvy end can. Not too keen on the black pipes either so i reckon a full stainless system and thatd be perfect


Four into one system were first used on the track and were always black and remained that way until stainless was introduced, as they were custom made from mid steel and just painted, nothing chavvy about them, that's how they were.


Now a chrome system made for the masses and the road, that's chavvy  :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin [

No I meant the actually end can.... you trying to tell me that having 'nitro racing' written in big letters on your pipe is not chavvy 🤔
Could have forgiven the black pipes, I just prefer stainless as it looks more aesthetic and less like you've got the hammerite out 😜😜
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 11 April 2020, 04:30:47 PM
I'll give you that  :thumbup


Black is how they were, track side.  Common systems for the road at the time, Piper being one of the most common in the UK, was chrome but it was for the road and masses.   Interestingly Kawasaki 80's sports bikes returned to what was called black chrome, looked great but didn't last long on the down tubes, real buggers to stop looking naff.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 12 April 2020, 10:03:43 AM
Now this is a bit more my cup of tea... although let's not mention the end can 😳😵 haha
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 12 April 2020, 10:40:18 AM
I can appreciate the work, but it does nothing for me I'm afraid.  I've ridden a few, the one's I rode were awful, in just about every respect.


Each to their own  ;) :) [size=78%]  [/size]
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 12 April 2020, 08:50:12 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49760574537_b6e417bf0f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPaXbi)
The only thing that spoils this for me is the bulkiness of the pillion area of the seat,apart from that,very nice. :thumbup
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 12 April 2020, 08:56:15 PM
The only thing that spoils this for me is the bulkiness of the pillion area of the seat,apart from that,very nice. :thumbup


Eddie Lawson style racing seat, not a big fan myself.  But it was the only way to keep the rider from sliding off the back in what was WSBK/Prodie of it's day. 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 12 April 2020, 10:23:56 PM
 
Quote
The only thing that spoils this for me is the bulkiness of the pillion area of the seat,apart from that,very nice.

See what you mean.  If it was mine (dreaming) I’d want to change that and de-bling it just a tad (like dump the gold bar end weights etc).  It’s really sweet, lovely in black with the gold pin lines which seems to set off the later Z1000(is it?) squared off tank.  The forks are the right way up too, purposeful but understated.  It’s well nice.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 13 April 2020, 09:31:49 PM
(https://scontent.fdub4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/92408274_2711398415604230_4628466404113252352_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=Z1ELMzF4knoAX_P-i5a&_nc_ht=scontent.fdub4-1.fna&oh=4454ef3d1251ca95212c16b019ffdd52&oe=5EB9DBFE)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 April 2020, 05:38:58 PM
OMG!! :eek :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 14 April 2020, 09:02:27 PM
(https://scontent.fdub4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/92408274_2711398415604230_4628466404113252352_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=Z1ELMzF4knoAX_P-i5a&_nc_ht=scontent.fdub4-1.fna&oh=4454ef3d1251ca95212c16b019ffdd52&oe=5EB9DBFE)






I can't understand why you'd do something so great,then fuck it up with a moody number plate and what looks like a broken off rear end!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 April 2020, 10:07:59 PM
Quote
I can't understand why you'd do something so great,then fuck it up with a moody number plate and what looks like a broken off rear end!
Nothing there that couldnae be sorted wi a can o petrol and a match. 

I mean Jesus, I'm trying to unsee that foccin thing and you have to go and cut and paste it Coffee! :'(
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 April 2020, 10:11:31 PM
Just a computer render at the moment, but it is real work in progress.......
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/bmw-r-ninet-cafe-racer-hookie.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 15 April 2020, 11:37:54 PM
Quote
I can't understand why you'd do something so great,then fuck it up with a moody number plate and what looks like a broken off rear end!
Nothing there that couldnae be sorted wi a can o petrol and a match. 

I mean Jesus, I'm trying to unsee that foccin thing and you have to go and cut and paste it Coffee! :'(






If you mask off the seat/number and the rear light set up I think it looks good.I'd use your petrol for my bike and the match for a spliff. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 15 April 2020, 11:48:50 PM
Quote
If you mask off the seat/number and the rear light set up I think it looks good.I'd use your petrol for my bike and the match for a spliff.
Time ye paid a wee visit tae specsavers pal. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 16 April 2020, 12:00:29 AM
maybe I'm stoned  :2fingers
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 20 April 2020, 11:54:08 AM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ducati-panigale-v4-r-lego-technics.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 20 April 2020, 12:44:52 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ducati-panigale-v4-r-lego-technics.jpg)

I've got that on order 🤣🤣 I've already got the lego bmw R and the other generic lego motorbike2 so when I saw this come up I had to have it 🤓
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 20 April 2020, 01:46:47 PM
They're  8)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 21 April 2020, 09:13:42 PM
 Cooler than a Harley.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 21 April 2020, 09:51:26 PM
Up until a couple of years ago this would have been my dream bike,I always,always wanted an old Harley,Indian,etc.Then I was in the isle of man and we were stopping in some digs in Castletown and sharing with 2 lads, one with a Sportster and one with a Knuckle Harley about a 1940 or thereabouts,I couldn't believe it! my dream bike! then he proceeded to explain everything that goes with these old bikes especially the knuckle or equivalent Indian. Just to start it was a nightmare,juice on ,prime it,juice off ,kick,juice on,kick,kick.kick,fuckin' kick,when it did eventually start it had some moody foot clutch which had to be synchronised with the throttle to try not to stall it and the hand gear change was a joke  :lol  The bloke told me that the maintenance was just ongoing,and break downs commonplace! This on something that will cost you anywhere between £30,000 and £50,000 depending on the history and condition.Maybe this was just an unreliable one but I don't think so,because the owner really new about old Harleys.It makes you wonder when these were modern what the riders thought of them 'cause they wouldn't know any diff would they? Then again to someone who's never rode a bike before even a modern one could seem complicated. I would love to see some old footage of riders on a load of Knuckle heads and Indians mooching about. :woot
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 21 April 2020, 10:21:29 PM
Some folks still use em as workhorses.  I thinks that's a 1920's model. 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3463/3360588349_d57e97e22c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: YamFazFan on 21 April 2020, 10:29:13 PM
The Ken Fox Wall Of Death. Brilliant stuff. Seen them loads of times. Still only about £3.50 entry. Bargain ;)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: red98 on 21 April 2020, 10:34:25 PM
The Ken Fox Wall Of Death. Brilliant stuff. Seen them loads of times. Still only about £3.50 entry. Bargain ;)










another big fan here,got the t shirt  :lol ...last time i saw them they were on HERALDS ,still a good show but not as good with the indians...
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 21 April 2020, 11:33:18 PM
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Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 22 April 2020, 09:41:40 AM
There's quite a skill in riding those Indians. The hand change is one thing, but the foot clutch must be a right killer. I've a pal who's had a Chief for the 30 years I've known him. It's totally unrestored and looks like it's been dragged out of a swamp. I've never known it break down though. Over the years whenever I've seen him I've noticed the windscreen getting lower and lower, as bits have broken off. That's patina for you. :)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 April 2020, 11:56:18 AM
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Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 24 April 2020, 02:58:20 PM
I remember my first ride on one of these, for it's day it was eye popping, this is a B2 which was the same as the B1 expect for the firing. One of the first production bikes to have DFI as it was called then. 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813537861_c3c52d522e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTRpk4)


This was another leap the A1, unitrak, anti dive and improved DFI, now with diagnostic (codes) a race nose firing about another 10bhp.  The firing really worked, the suspension was in another league and the lovely black chrome which very sadly didn't last in the salt  :'(  Awesome  :D

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49812951623_427338d5f5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTNp4v)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 24 April 2020, 03:02:01 PM
This ones for you Dudeofrude hopefully no Chavvy here  ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813495761_1c5cdf3a76_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTRbPc)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 24 April 2020, 03:10:39 PM
This ones for you Dudeofrude hopefully no Chavvy here  ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813495761_da5ef8a183_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTRbPc)

Haha i was going to message saying your back at it with the hammerite pipes again 😝😝

And that's very nice bike 😄 could do with a belly pan though... or might just be the angle the photo is taken from
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 24 April 2020, 03:15:15 PM
This ones for you Dudeofrude hopefully no Chavvy here  ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813495761_da5ef8a183_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTRbPc)

Haha i was going to message saying your back at it with the hammerite pipes again 😝😝 but in all fairness I can see how the black does look better on occasion 😉

And that's very nice bike 😄 could do with a belly pan though... or might just be the angle the photo is taken from
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 24 April 2020, 03:19:54 PM
It's a full stainless system with black carbon and titanium end can. 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 24 April 2020, 03:23:57 PM
This is sweet full titanium system those carbs cost twice as much as your bike  ;)


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813791347_736b5c1a95_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTSGFv)

 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 24 April 2020, 04:40:07 PM
It's a full stainless system with black carbon and titanium end can.

I know I was referring to the 2 earlier Kwaks you posted 👍
But yeah that Z1000s titanium downpipes.... now your talking my language 🤤🤤 haha
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 24 April 2020, 08:20:35 PM
This ones for you Dudeofrude hopefully no Chavvy here  ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49813495761_da5ef8a183_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iTRbPc)

Haha i was going to message saying your back at it with the hammerite pipes again 😝😝

And that's very nice bike 😄 could do with a belly pan though... or might just be the angle the photo is taken from








No Way !!! you'd cover that gorgeous system up with a Foccin' belly pan. :foc :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 25 April 2020, 08:11:46 AM
I know I was referring to the 2 earlier Kwaks you posted


That's black chrome ;) looked really good when new and was copying what was on the track at the time, the same as the later Kwaks with their titanium systems are copying today.  Like many things you either love it or you don't. 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 29 April 2020, 09:25:36 PM
 I think this is just pure cool.  Minimal, understated, unique and no bling.  It looks very ridable too.  Ice cool baby. 8)

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/yamaha-virago-xv920-augment-motorworks.jpg)



 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 29 April 2020, 09:28:35 PM
I think this is just pure cool.  Minimal, understated, unique and no bling.  It looks very ridable too.  Ice cool baby. 8)

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/yamaha-virago-xv920-augment-motorworks.jpg)



And how long until the chain wears through the rear brake line? :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 29 April 2020, 09:34:29 PM
It's nice but a smaller Bates headlamp would look better IMO,and just noticed that brake line !!!!
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: robbo on 29 April 2020, 10:19:40 PM
Why do the seats have to be foccing brown. All down to the beard oil hipster bollocks I suppose. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 01 May 2020, 12:10:24 AM
Yeah and sometimes on these "shed builds" they make 'em out of wood ! :rolleyes
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: agricola on 01 May 2020, 09:20:29 AM
Is that a motor from a Virago V twin?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: red98 on 01 May 2020, 09:36:15 AM
Is that a motor from a Virago V twin?












i was thinking TR1...?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 01 May 2020, 09:41:44 AM
Is that a motor from a Virago V twin?












i was thinking TR1...?
  That's what I thought. The Virago was shaft drive.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 01 May 2020, 09:54:07 AM
,and just noticed that brake line !!!!
That's just nuts  :eek .Something I have been saying for ages they may look cool to some but are mainly unpractical or totally un-rideable - and that is not cool.I wonder how much of the look of some of these promo pictures is stuff that is put on just for the picture but taken off and swapped to actually ride it.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 01 May 2020, 12:50:42 PM
Is that a motor from a Virago V twin?

Could well be all the engines were the same.  The TR1 was one of the few big bikes that had a fully enclosed drive chain, when at the time there was a move to shaft drives.   










i was thinking TR1...?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 01 May 2020, 07:00:17 PM
Says it's based on the virago xv920.  Have to say that engine looks near identicle to the TR1 unit, apart from that is, the final drive.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 12 May 2020, 07:30:46 PM
 More BMW wankery  :D

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/dixer-parts-bmw-k100rs-cafe-racer-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 13 May 2020, 06:46:44 PM
Whats wrong wi you foccers - is that not cool as?
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 13 May 2020, 07:39:03 PM
Whats wrong wi you foccers - is that not cool as?

It's not bad but that back end is way too bare. Looks like someone just slapped a tank on top of an engine 🤔

A beautiful engine at that haha
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 13 May 2020, 07:47:40 PM
Quote
It's not bad but that back end is way too bare. Looks like someone just slapped a tank on top of an engine 🤔
 
A beautiful engine at that haha

Its pretty lovely.  Obviously its built for show first.  But yeah to make it useable it would make sense to close off the engine from the rear wheel.  Some suitable proper road rubber too would be nice.  Yeah, its surprising how nice those old flying brick engines can look, and like a boxer the weight is all low down.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 14 May 2020, 09:09:39 PM
And not at all B.M.W. biased are we ? :lol  what's that again in your garage?,and I'm not envious whatsoever. :2fingers
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 May 2020, 09:21:04 PM
Quote
And not at all B.M.W. biased are we ? ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/Smileys/efocicon/lol.gif[/url])  what's that again in your garage?,and I'm not envious whatsoever.

 You know coffee it’s a worry.  What’s happening to me!?


I’ve clocked up just over 400 miles now on the R1250R.  Obviously it is still very new to me, but boy it’s a fun bike to ride.


Anyway, don’t be too envious – what a time to buy – cant help but wonder what the depreciation on bikes is going to be in this brave new Covid world.  But foc it, I’ve bought it, so I’ll ride it. :)   
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 14 May 2020, 09:26:03 PM
I think they're gorgeous,keep it shiny side up. :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 14 May 2020, 10:05:15 PM
Spot the C90.....

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EX_v-GcXYAAx39F?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 18 May 2020, 06:27:30 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/gsxr-1100-custom-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 18 May 2020, 07:00:17 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/gsxr-1100-custom-1.jpg)


Not THAT is Foccing stunning 😍😍
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 18 May 2020, 07:13:19 PM
You like 8)

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/gsxr-1100-custom-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 18 May 2020, 07:20:55 PM
  Nice enough, very trick but for me, once again, the donor bike's cooler
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 18 May 2020, 07:57:31 PM
You like 8)

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/gsxr-1100-custom-2.jpg)

Well it looked a lot nicer from the other angle... and if I'm being picky then that tail is too small and boxy

But yeah I wouldn't turn my nose up
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 18 May 2020, 08:07:42 PM
More.......
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/suzuki-gsxr-1100-custom.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 19 May 2020, 12:49:13 AM
Time for mare BMW wankery :)
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/custom-bmw-r1150r-nct-1.jpg)

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 19 May 2020, 10:06:48 PM
Whenever I see pictures like this of BMW's I find it hard to believe how Randy Mamola and the like would actually ground the heads in that series they ran a few years back! there's hard riders and then there's racers ! unbelievable ! :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 19 May 2020, 10:10:03 PM
Whenever I see pictures like this of BMW's I find it hard to believe how Randy Mamola and the like would actually ground the heads in that series they ran a few years back! there's hard riders and then there's racers ! unbelievable ! :eek
I dunno > they do stick out a stupid amount.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 19 May 2020, 10:23:27 PM
I know what you're saying but even with decent road tyres you can't even come close to the crash bars on them. i had a road test on one of those race replica BM's a few years ago and with the footrests up by your earoles  and a radical riding position I've never been on a more uncomfortable bike,I know those race bikes were probably tailored for the racers' but how they used to ride them was amazing I think.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 19 May 2020, 10:24:59 PM
,I know those race bikes were probably tailored for the racers' but how they used to ride them was amazing I think.
True
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 19 May 2020, 10:38:16 PM
 There is just something so wrong about boxers that makes em so right.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 20 May 2020, 10:58:58 AM
  Nice enough, very trick but for me, once again, the donor bike's cooler


Yep I agree, mine was red and black 87, picked it up the evening before I went to the Is of Man.  PX my Gpz 900r for it, absolutely loved it. 

Standard examples are as rare as hen's teeth.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 20 May 2020, 11:48:41 AM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/custom-bmw-r1150r-nct-2.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 21 May 2020, 05:17:17 PM
  Maybe this thread should be renamed 'The arsed about with but not necessarily improved bike thread'  :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Dudeofrude on 21 May 2020, 05:37:01 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/custom-bmw-r1150r-nct-2.jpg)

Nah think they fucked that up with that back end. Looks way too short and stubby. With that engine I would think that bike is nearly wider than it is long 🤣
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Oldgit on 22 May 2020, 10:44:17 AM


now that's a stupid lookin BMW 850, one ugly efin bike. plus go through a mucky puddle on that and your friggin coated in mud--so bloody stupid.

Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 22 May 2020, 12:07:15 PM


now that's a stupid lookin BMW 850, one ugly efin bike. plus go through a mucky puddle on that and your friggin coated in mud--so bloody stupid.

  It's an 1150, it used to be a rockster before someone got their tools out and fucked it up
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 May 2020, 01:01:20 PM
 
Quote
plus go through a mucky puddle on that and your friggin coated in mud--so bloody stupid.
Its no the captain fuckin sensible bike thread ya fud, it’s the cool bike thread.  Jesus!


Its all about the look, its all about universal cool – not whether the bike is a practicable commuter, how good it is at negotiating puddles, whether the ergonomics are comfortable or not or what the fuel economy is or fuel range.    FFS!
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 22 May 2020, 01:21:20 PM
Quote
plus go through a mucky puddle on that and your friggin coated in mud--so bloody stupid.
Its no the captain fuckin sensible bike thread ya fud, it’s the cool bike thread.  Jesus!


Its all about the look, its all about universal cool – not whether the bike is a practicable commuter, how good it is at negotiating puddles, whether the ergonomics are comfortable or not or what the fuel economy is or fuel range.    FFS!
 
Ok - it looks shit then
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 22 May 2020, 05:16:26 PM
'kin ell!! it don't take you lot long to start fuckin' arguing does it ? I swear you'd find something wrong with any thread. :groan
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 May 2020, 06:14:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZezJr01JA8&feature=emb_rel_end (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZezJr01JA8&feature=emb_rel_end)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 22 May 2020, 08:24:39 PM
'kin ell!! it don't take you lot long to start fuckin' arguing does it ? I swear you'd find something wrong with any thread. :groan
People have expressed an opinion but because its not the same as VNAs then its not allowed, that's why its mostly only him that is posting bikes, people are not bothering. 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 May 2020, 08:53:29 PM
Quote
Quote from: coffee on Today at 05:16:26 PM
 
    'kin ell!! it don't take you lot long to start fuckin' arguing does it ? I swear you'd find something wrong with any thread. :groan
 
People have expressed an opinion but because its not the same as VNAs then its not allowed, that's why its mostly only him that is posting bikes, people are not bothering.

For fucks sake!  It’s the cool bike thread! 
From the head post.
Quote
Post what you reckon is cool.  Call it out if you think it’s uncool.
So comments are welcome, but try and remember this is neither the bling bike thread or the ideal all year round feccin commuter thread.
Quote
Ok - it looks shit then
Fair enougth.

 
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: fazersharp on 22 May 2020, 10:55:51 PM


Quote
Ok - it looks shit then
Fair enougth
There you go, easy isn't it, that's how normal people interact with other people
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 May 2020, 11:18:23 PM
Quote
Quote from: VNA - BMW Wank on Today at 08:53:29 PM ([url]http://foc-u.co.uk/index.php?topic=25530.msg315032#msg315032[/url])<blockquote>

Quote<blockquote>Ok - it looks shit then</blockquote>Fair enougth
</blockquote>There you go, easy isn't it, that's how normal people interact with other people

Look quit the petty squabbling - what about Allen's Kawasaki?
I mean how fantastic is that?  How does he do it - time and time again.  What a fella!
I do feel, he should create a nice 1350 badge as a wee finshing touch, to replace the 900 badge on the side cover. 

I think he should offer me a test ride too!   Anyway I love it.  I think its cool, and it will certainly get noticed by both ordinary punters and bikers.  Its super cool, and nicely understated too.


Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 22 May 2020, 11:20:45 PM
Gosh, its actually 1550cc
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Oldgit on 23 May 2020, 04:48:00 PM
Quote
plus go through a mucky puddle on that and your friggin coated in mud--so bloody stupid.
Its no the captain fuckin sensible bike thread ya fud, it’s the cool bike thread.  Jesus!


Its all about the look, its all about universal cool – not whether the bike is a practicable commuter, how good it is at negotiating puddles, whether the ergonomics are comfortable or not or what the fuel economy is or fuel range.    FFS!


Are you fukin stupid--a bike is for riding, and it's still fuckin ugly.
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 23 May 2020, 07:09:34 PM
 
Quote
Are you fukin stupid--a bike is for riding, and it's still fuckin ugly.
Why don’t you start ‘The practicable, reliable and dependable commuter’ thread then?  There you can discuss things like, most practicable mud guards with respect to how they perform on passing through dirty dirty puddles, windshields, heated grips and underwear, rubber footpegs, topboxes, economy and ease of maintenance.   
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 23 May 2020, 11:43:12 PM
Talking about Allen Millyard have a look at the downhill racer he designed and built for his lad,amazing!! the blokes' a genius. :woot
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 24 May 2020, 10:55:52 AM
Quote
Talking about Allen Millyard have a look at the downhill racer he designed and built for his lad,amazing!! the blokes' a genius.

He certainly is.  Very clever stuff.  Cheers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUak9sqJmnM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUak9sqJmnM)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 02 June 2020, 07:57:28 PM
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Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 02 June 2020, 07:58:22 PM
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Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 02 June 2020, 08:00:14 PM
What the fuck is that? :eek
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 02 June 2020, 09:13:47 PM
 You have to wonder why they'd bother to fit pillion footrests.  :lol
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 02 June 2020, 09:37:29 PM
 That has to be, quite possibly, the ugliest and most uncool production bike that I’ve ever had the displeasure of having to look at.


I mean, If you parked that up outside your local artisan, hipster, wanky café, some of the ponsey customers would probably throw up on the spot, and the usual pretentious fud of an owner might just ask you to move it across the street.


That thing is the absolute polar fucking opposite of cool.  Jesus! 



Pass me the petrol can and matches please. :evil
 
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 02 June 2020, 09:44:02 PM
That has to be, quite possibly, the ugliest and most uncool production bike that I’ve ever had the displeasure of having to look at.


I mean, If you parked that up outside your local artisan, hipster, wanky café, some of the ponsey customers would probably throw up on the spot, and the usual pretentious fud of an owner might just ask you to move it across the street.


That thing is the absolute polar fucking opposite of cool.  Jesus! 



Pass me the petrol can and matches please. :evil

  Not exactly my bag but not everyone judges cool by what would be appreciated at a hipster café.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: unfazed on 02 June 2020, 10:17:11 PM
You have to wonder why they'd bother to fit pillion footrests.  :lol
My thoughts exactly, definitely different for an MV I give them that
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 02 June 2020, 10:21:28 PM
 I think the key to cool, I mean real cool, is near universal appreciation.
I mean a person who is genuinely cool, doesn’t appear cool to only a small number of people, but is cool to many because they just naturally ooze universal cool.
So, a cool bike, has to turn heads of non-bikers and make em think – boy that’s cool.
The mess above, well never mind non bikers, I'm not sure it would appeal to many bikers.
It’s never in a million fuckin years ever gonna win a cool competition. 
 
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: vinnyb on 02 June 2020, 10:30:36 PM
 But just fitting wide bars and knobblies or clip ons and a seat hump to any old bag of shit doesn't automatically make it cool. You can polish a turd but you just end up with a shiny turd.
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 02 June 2020, 11:26:02 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/norton-dominator-gasbox-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: coffee on 02 June 2020, 11:36:49 PM
I've just cum. :b
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: Gnasher on 03 June 2020, 10:29:44 AM
Looks like a Norton Dominator engine probably a 500, nice cafe racer.  8)
Title: Re: The cool bike thread......
Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 03 June 2020, 11:55:37 PM
 Vincent Black Lightning by Jeff Decker

(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/vincent-black-lightning-5.jpg)
 
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Post by: coffee on 04 June 2020, 10:30:20 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/norton-dominator-gasbox-3.jpg)








Defo a norton lump,not sure what size but have you ever seen a bike which you just couldn't better no matter what you did to it.?
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Post by: Gnasher on 05 June 2020, 07:01:48 AM

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but have you ever seen a bike which you just couldn't better no matter what you did to it.?

The bike is nothing more really than a piece of art and as art I would agree very hard to improve on.   That said as a bike you could ride more than just onto the set of a photo shoot, or up a nice flat driveway it certainly could be.  It's looks to me to have a hard tail i.e. no rear suspension, not unusual in it's self but all hard tails have sprung seats, this looks not to have one.  If it hasn't, I would have included a cantilever rear along the lines of Vincent, HRD or at the very least a sprung seat. ;)   
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Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 16 June 2020, 10:13:21 PM
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/custom-honda-cub-2.jpg)
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Post by: Dudeofrude on 19 June 2020, 09:42:31 AM
I love this 😍

Having ridden one I know it's a pile of shite but looks great
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Post by: coffee on 19 June 2020, 12:58:27 PM
I've never ridden one why a pile of shite? looks great to me, don't they perform to well?
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Post by: Dudeofrude on 19 June 2020, 01:09:57 PM
I've never ridden one why a pile of shite? looks great to me, don't they perform to well?

Pile of shite may be a tad harsh I suppose but yeah I would describe the ride as... underwhelming.
Well actually I would go as far as to say it's the first time I've ever been 'bored' while riding a bike 😔
Maybe if your coming from an underpowered twin (er6, cb500 etc) then it might have seemed a lot better but certainly not a bike for me
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Post by: Dudeofrude on 20 June 2020, 02:42:00 PM
Heres something different for ya. A bit futuristic and weird but arguably quite interesting.
The Aston Martin Bike 001
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Post by: Dudeofrude on 20 June 2020, 02:42:48 PM
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Post by: vinnyb on 21 June 2020, 02:46:52 AM

 Well... errr… it's totally impractical, it's got clip-ons and rearsets and a brown saddle. Somebody's gonna give their seal of approval I would think. Not for me though, I think I like my bike a bit more 'normal' looking. Would love to be able to afford one though.
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Post by: Oldgit on 21 June 2020, 02:28:46 PM
looks a bit like a squashed Ducati, rounded off at the edges.
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Post by: coffee on 21 June 2020, 07:59:37 PM
I wonder if that's their own engine or a modded American V twin ?
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Post by: ogri48 on 21 June 2020, 10:36:39 PM
Riding back from visiting dads grave today, early evening in the fens under a sky full of dark clouds. Then the sun broke through a gap. That 1996 evo Fatboy Looks as good as the day it was built imho
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Post by: fazersharp on 21 June 2020, 11:45:26 PM
What a great picture, well done
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Post by: ogri48 on 22 June 2020, 12:47:26 AM
Cheers mate just got lucky with the lighting I think the rest was down to the iPhone (6) and a very photogenic bike  :) ;)
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Post by: Dudeofrude on 22 June 2020, 08:36:57 AM
Riding back from visiting dads grave today, early evening in the fens under a sky full of dark clouds. Then the sun broke through a gap. That 1996 evo Fatboy Looks as good as the day it was built imho


Great pic! (And from on old potato phone too 😜) looks like it belongs on a poster on an investment bankers office wall 😅

I don't think anyone could argue that isnt a universally cool bike 😎

I find most Harleys to have that cool vibe to them, its usually the riders than ruin the image of them 🤣🤣
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Post by: Oldgit on 22 June 2020, 10:21:48 AM
nice--I had a Softail Heritage but my kidneys were still vibrating half an hour after I got off the bike--so it had to go.
But this looks cool, but I suspect the same vibe problem, still looks the part tho.



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Post by: ogri48 on 22 June 2020, 05:20:43 PM
yup. no rubber engine mounts for this old bugger. And a big ol 42mm flatslide to really up the ante on lumpy low down. I stopped at a burger bar last summer, and a bloke with a mahoosive KTm told me all the mods he had done to get it to nearly 200bhp. I said 'I know just what you mean, ive got open slash cuts, 42mm mikuni, stage two coil and leads, performance lumpy cam and its nearly double the horsepower of the stock motor!!'
Sadly, bone stock and strangled as they were for the uk market back in the nineties, it made 38bhp. Thats quite the achievement for 1340 cc dontcha think? :lol :lol :lol 
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Post by: Oldgit on 23 June 2020, 03:58:14 PM
Aye pretty good Ogri.

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Post by: Gnasher on 23 June 2020, 06:09:02 PM
Not Harley fan myself, but if I was to have one it would be this one


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50037185783_2e74b82609_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jeBE4H)
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Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 24 June 2020, 07:40:31 PM


(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/honda-hawk-gt-650-cafe-racer-4.jpg)
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Post by: Millietant on 27 June 2020, 11:09:23 PM
Looks like 400/650 Bros/Hawk - very underrated machines those - and that ones nice,[size=78%] tidy and understated.......best of all, not a sign of exhaust wrap, knobbly tyres, or a brown seat !!  [/size] :lol :lol
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Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 28 June 2020, 06:18:02 PM
This isn't really cool, its just absolute bonkers.
And nope it's not a historic bike - it's a new build.
Should make 240bhp he says.
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/supercharged-norton-drag-bike-7.jpg)
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Post by: Dudeofrude on 28 June 2020, 08:10:52 PM
Must be like sliding down a bannister 🤣🤣
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Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 28 June 2020, 08:33:24 PM
It's mad, eh?
Here's the induction side;
(https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/supercharged-norton-drag-bike-3.jpg)
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Post by: coffee on 03 July 2020, 12:42:50 AM
Talking about dragsters,just reading about E.J.Potter,the Michigan Madman who came over from the states with a V8 lump in a Harley chassis,apparently he had no room for any transmission and would put the bike on a stand and run it up to the equivalent of 150mph and drop it onto the tarmac!!?? the resultant wheelspin would give him variable gearing enabling EJ to snake up the strip in spectacular amounts of tyre smoke and noise!! can you imagine the balls required to do that???.He even got into the Guinness book of records with an 8.68/172mph run in 1970 but the drag racing bosses wouldn't rcognise his speeds because his bike aptly named "The Widowmaker" didn't comply with their rules,didn't stop him packing places out wherever he went though,he's quoted as saying "drag racing is a way of making a living without working" what a character!!
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Post by: ogri48 on 04 July 2020, 04:48:25 PM
can i put this in the arena VNA? latest to need getting running. Its only a 250 ( '72 cb250 k4 ) but i think its go a lovely little vibe
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Post by: VNA - BMW Wank on 04 July 2020, 06:20:34 PM
 That’s a sweet looking little thing.  She's got potential.   I take it there is a side cover missing?
You giving it the carb treatment?
 
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Post by: coffee on 05 July 2020, 12:22:53 AM
What a lash! hated 'em then and hate 'em now, focin' orrible things. :finger
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Post by: ogri48 on 05 July 2020, 01:49:14 PM
That’s a sweet looking little thing.  She's got potential.   I take it there is a side cover missing?
You giving it the carb treatment?
yup owners got both side covers. waiting on a float from david silver l/h one was full of fuel on both sides. carbs horribly gummed up with varnish so a bottle of nail polish remover and lots of titting around afore it goes in the ultrasonic tank. Personally i think late sixties/early seventies small capacity hondas are little gems. having said that i wouldnt run one... :lol
Theres a sentimemtal pull to tis bike in truth. 'Knockie' ellington, an older boy who lived a few doors up from me on my council estate used to tear around it on his back in '73 when I was thirteen. I think thats where it all began for me with bikes
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Post by: coffee on 05 July 2020, 03:28:01 PM
I think I'm being unfair with my dislike of that Honda,I mean it sparked something inside of you,starting you out on a life of freedom,friendship,exileration and a fantastic camaraderie ,who am I to judge?
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Post by: ogri48 on 06 July 2020, 09:58:26 AM
Another way to look at it though would be that its kept me impoverished all my adult life mate :lol :lol :lol
no you were right. Foccing things.... :lol ;)



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Post by: coffee on 06 July 2020, 11:55:19 PM
Anyway,compared to my first "motorised" bike it's fantastic,it was...……….wait for it a Zundapp Bella scooter. :o I remember I was frightened to bank it over and went up the gutter and into a pub car park,I didn't hurt myself,I'd have probably been going quicker on my pushbike. :lol
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Post by: robbo on 07 July 2020, 07:46:45 AM
Zundapp Bella, was it a maroon one.
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Post by: coffee on 07 July 2020, 09:20:27 PM
No,someone had painted it with Tekalide paint,do you remember that .you were supposed to be able to hand paint it and not see any lines,what a load of bollocks!! but anyway it was this shit green colour,did you have one? Mine was a '54 ,I actually think there's a club for them now.
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Post by: coffee on 07 July 2020, 09:27:18 PM
I think I worded that wrong ever seen green shit ? :lol
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Post by: robbo on 07 July 2020, 10:08:16 PM
No I didn't have a Bella. A guy opposite my parents house had one, and it seemed all the ones I saw were maroon. The fast big scoot of that time was the Maicoletta. Wasn't trendy like a Vespa or Lambretta, but were very quick.
Not familiar with Tekalide paint, but used plenty of Belco brushing cellulose. With patience and a decent brush, the Belco used to turn out quite well.