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Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Scooterdoodler, Dec 1, 2017.
Thanks. I did this one about ten years ago. At the time, I was hot into our two Burgman 650's, so large scooters were on my mind a lot.
I'd ride that
custom 650 design in the works?
Nice. Interesting idea. In the mind's eye, I see this done in carbon fiber or hybrid carbon fiber/colored Kevlar (red maybe) along with the chrome trim.
Got any more "scooterdoodles" that you wouldn't mind sharing?
Looks kind of like a scooter version of a Hayabusa.
Sort of, only 50-75 lbs heavier and 1/3 the horsepower of a Hayabusa, but it'll stomp the snot out of a Vespa...most of the time.
I've been thinking about maybe making it into something a little....different, but that may only be an interesting paint job on existing body panels, I just don't know yet.
Not that many, which is kind of surprising considering what a large part of my life motorcycling has been.
This is a color concept illustration for the Craig Vetter 'Defiant' project, which was a very large, scooter-esque, machine that utilized a Harley Sportster as a donor bike for all the mechanicals. I'm not sure of the year for this, probably the very early 2000's. It was back before I was using the computer for such artwork. It's airbrush and colored pencil on illustration board.
I have a number of pencil concepts from this project too, I'll dig them up and post a few of them tomorrow, and a few other misc. MC/scooter-related things.
Vetter "Torpedo" shown at the 2004 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days event at the Mid-Ohio Race Course.
Per info on the page, it was a project 2 years in the making, so it would have been started around 2002.
So yeah, early 2000's.
I would have loved to buy a Defiant kit (Torpedo), but just couldn't afford one back then. I don't think more than a couple were sold.
This is from 2008...
Not a scooter, but old MC art from 1997. I was apparently enamored with old BMW's and 'Indians-From-Marz' when I concocted this abomination...
crag vetter now selll a nose kit that has been mounted on honda helix , zero motorcycle , Niga etc. 600 bucks. With the helix he called it his freedom scooter. By the end of slip streaming it , it would go 80mph and return 90mpg I think. Only thing holding it back was transmission gearing . At one point he was using meg size rolls of Milk cartoon paper to skin his slip streamer . it was due to how cheap it is and how long lasting . It's the same thing milk cartons are made from. In the end his skinned it with thin metal like they do in aircraft.
Can't say that I like the looks of it but I do have to admire his vision and drive to make it work. Not my style but I like it.
Not my thing either but the red and white one is kinda cool.
That's Vetters 'Defiant'. It's a 'sorta scooter' powered by a Harley Sportster in a modified Sportster frame, five-speed manual. It used the entire Sportster fork and wheels, and a repositioned Sportster fuel tank in the tail hump, behind the rider.
It has two electric fans for the engine, one on each side of the body, one pulls air in, and the other pushes air out
I wondered in the top picture from post 15 if that wasn't an HD of some sort just looking at the front wheel and the little bit of the exhaust you can see. Interesting concept. I wonder of the goal was just to make a step through or something else just for styling. Given the wheelbase of a Sportster at about 60 inches, that thing would have to be really long.