Briton Bees? Cool.

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by kraven, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Thought the Scooterati here would like to see these beauties.
    Briton is a local company and Acme hauled some of his stuff to Barber and back. It's the first time I'd seen them in person so I snapped some pics.
    For contrast, a shot with a CB350 race bike.
    They're very neat in person. The white one is a 70cc and the gray one is a 90 maybe? I forget.
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  2. ronnath

    ronnath Long timer

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    whoa, is the white one a moped?

    or is that a kick starter with a bicycle pedal?

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  3. goezer

    goezer The Traveler

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    Moped.
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  4. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Yeah, they're both 'peds.
    The white one will do about 70mph.
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  5. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    Have drooled over their website many times - essentially modded-out mopeds/board-racer bikes with cafe' racer styling - very retro and very, very cool...

    http://www.britonbees.com/
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    snorty no-diggety

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    And very expensive...
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  7. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    not cheap, true...
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  8. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    OMG it's in Asheville. :tb

    That's a 3 hour ride from here.

    I'll need to rob a convenience store along the way. But I must own one.

    Kraven...you're hurtin' me here. :lol3
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  9. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    My feelings exactly. When planning trips the mid-south, I alternately plan to get to Asheville and to avoid it, lusting to see the Bees in person and afraid that I'll order one if I do.

    These things somehow combine Old School Brit/cafe' design appeal and Kitted-Moped Juju in the same package - almost irresistably cool...
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  10. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Yep, that combo pushes the right buttons for me, too.

    Danger, danger...

    I usually hit CL pretty hard after surfing the Moped Army site, too.
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  11. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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    Moped Army - the shizz right there is worse then heroin. The astonishing and fantastic creations some of those peeps have made out of Seventies frames, parts, chunks...the mini-cafe' racers, dropped bars, curvy stingers...

    A modded-out Tomos ST was one of the little bikes sold off when we determined to do the 12-step thing and reduce the bike-count to a reasonable and affordable number. We'd had eleven since May, '08; at one point, six simultaneously...Suzuki, Honda, Vespa, Lifan, Yamaha...no hope, there is no hope...
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