What a beautiful bike...

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by bakaneko, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    ours are better o_O . love to achieve this level of class in my next build!


  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    With no pedals and a multi-gear tranny, its a superlight motorcycle rather than motorized bicycle. I dig it.
  3. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    Aye, it might be considered an ultra light motorcycle. But, for me, I think a motorized bike is anything that is built on a bike frame even if the pedals and removed or inoperable. There are many 212cc motorized bikes out there where the bike pedals are removed or not used due to the width of the engine. :eek:
  4. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    is ugly.

    wish i had several million dollars to make "concept" bikes with...
  5. syphonza

    syphonza Member

    Give us $20K and we will give you a full suspension jack shafted mountain bike ready for production
  6. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    nah, i want the millions to blow on silly, never to see manufacture type things that noone will ever see, ride, or know about... unless they visit these concept car show thingies...

    ten dollars on paint, 500k to my bank account ... :)
  7. bakaneko

    bakaneko Active Member

    It is an example of what I feel is aesthetic. I am not saying that it is a worthwhile bike to buy because if it actually goes into production, the price will be ridiculous.
  8. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    I really like that bike! I do not like "scooters". I'd like to think there is a tremendous market for 125cc bikes. Fast enough, cool looking, and very efficient.

    My only nitpick with the concept bike is the rear fender. With the cafe racer style seat, the rear fender looks redundant.
  9. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Well-Known Member

    They put the stem on backwards. o_O
  10. Wolfshoes

    Wolfshoes Member

    Back in the early 70's heyday of motor driven cycles, major Japanese companies offered a variety of sizes and models; few or none of which are available today. In my opinion, the older bikes had one thing in common. All the offerings regardless of engine displacement were built to carry a passenger. The problem with this was sluggish performance at highway speeds even without a passenger aboard from the excess weight of a bike built strong enough to support two people. From what I have seen over the years, this could be the first Jap motor driven cycle street bike that was built for a single rider. The Yamaha build, according to the video, weighs 178 lbs.
    By comparison, this is 55 lbs lighter than a 1971 two cycle Suzuki enduro; 4o lbs lighter than its 1971 street 125 cc equivalent sold in Japan as pictured below. The 1971 advertizement claims the bike was good for 70 mph on the highway. In reality the US enduro was good for 52 mph on the highway; using 100% gas, not a ethanol blend. I tested it myself. A 125 cc bike, built to the US motor driven cycle standard, that really will travel at highway speeds and not be the overweight slug of the past would be a welcome addition to the marketplace. I believe the 125 cc engine is a European limit; a light 149 cc bike would be better yet in the US. Passenger capability is best left to the higher displacement motorcycles.

    1971 Suzuki Duster.jpg
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