Badass no question!!
I prefer naked bikes in general, but the aerodynamics of the 'busa, while effective, make them very unappealing to me. I'll take the hit on top speed for the looks of this beast.
- A bunch of old, tough, unbreakable German iron
- One British time bomb
- One temperamental, stubborn, fragile Italian thing
- One Swedish memoriam
Pretty cool, I got to admit the exhaust is too big. Looks like they brought back the older style rims for this one, instead of the straight tri-spokes at first the 500+ lbs looks heavy, but in reality it is not, especially for a 1300cc bike. I could see myself buying this, Ill have to look at it in person.
I give it a B+. Perhaps just a B, though this kind of bike doesn't appeal that much to me on a personal level...not to take anything away from the concept of a hyper-naked bike (a la K1200R or even a modern tech CB1300...)
The tailsection/exhaust and headlight are really the only things that take away from the overall package, IMHO. And I could deal with the tailsection if the headlight didn't suck--perhaps if it had some complementary styling to the exhaust.
Quote, originally posted by Bejbis » id buy one, and take it straight and get me a whopper.
seriously tho, its a great looking bike. if they would of done something else with that exhaust. and that air intake. it would be a super slick looking bike.
Ha ha, this post reminded me of this:
"I'm gonna have a whoppa" Sorry, been a long day.......
Give it an oldschool GS1100 oversize single round headlight and I like it a ton more. They could have still put a flyscreen on it (maybe even quick release so you could take it on and off) to appease everyone who wants a windscreen.
Exhaust doesnt really do it for me either, but it doesnt kill the bike like the front fairing/light.
Quote, originally posted by Anthony@VMG » And... the B-King is $12,899.
hmm, dead even with the non-ABS Kawi Concours 14. And the Connie has bags, adjustable windshield, and a comfortable seat.
Wow, I am getting OLD!
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