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Old 03-02-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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The Modern Classics

This year's Martin Motorsports (http://www.martinmoto.com/) show.

Couple of teasers. The rest are here















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Old 03-02-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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That Norton is awesome, except that beyond awful Batmobile tail section. Holy crap! Someone was really proud of that, you can be sure.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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very nice jawa 870 2 valve.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:48 AM   #4
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That Norton is awesome, except that beyond awful Batmobile tail section. Holy crap! Someone was really proud of that, you can be sure.

That tail section was a design that Dunstall originated (Kuhn used something similar iirc). What you can't tell by the picture is that all the bodywork was done in carbon fiber and was really well done. The pipes were from a 69 "S" and the setup looks great with the full cafe treatment.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:48 AM   #5
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Not as pretty as mine.....

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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Damned Guzzi's and Nortons just look right don't they? Modern Classics indeed.



the picture that forever established my obsession with having a Norton.


and the result
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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Never thought of 60s-70s Britbikes as "modern". Classic, yes. Modern? Well I guess. Relatively speaking.
To my way of thinking, THIS is a Modern Classic:



Water cooled, gas shock, 'lectric start, fairing.... 20+ years old.





BTW-
LOVE those Commando "S" high pipes.

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:01 PM   #9
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Never thought of 60s-70s Britbikes as "modern". ...
Think of it as "classics from the modern era". Modern being defined (imo) as starting with the onset of Japanese bikes that heralded (if you will) a new motorcycling era.
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