The ugliest PRODUCTION bike ever. Photos.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. dpforth

    dpforth no inline fours

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  2. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    I'll take two as well.

    This is where we start telling Honda that we'll buy two each if they'll just build the darn thing.

    Then later, we'll back off because the gas tank only holds 9 gallons and there's no electric windshield.
  3. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    It gets better as you add more.

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  4. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    Ever seen a girl who's almost pretty?

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    joexr Banned

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    That's her homely sister.:rofl
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    dxamet Adventurer

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  7. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    Is that a compression release halfway up the left handlebar? The seat's hideous.
  8. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    I believe that's the choke lever.
  9. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    More like a space alien that's almost human.
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    Pez b00b

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    McJamie STROMINATOR

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  12. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    It's horrible that Norton succumbed to that stupid styling exercise that produced so many atrocious Japanese bikes during that period. :puke1 Looks like you could fix that with a change of handlebars and seat. :deal

  13. Plasticjesus

    Plasticjesus random roadburner

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    those are a little less ugly if you remove the nad removal system grab bars on the faux tank and the dirtbike look rear rack
    Ugly mirrors dont help either and yes they are very very insectoid
    But i am biased = the road looks good from the riding position !!!
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  14. The Kurgan

    The Kurgan Firing on one cylinder

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    You got my vote bro, that thing is one UGLY mofo on two wheels... what was Bimota thinking?
  15. The Kurgan

    The Kurgan Firing on one cylinder

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    This, on the other hand, is something I would love to own! Not ugly in my books. Classic UJM styling and an interesting motor: No valves, camshaft, rocker arms, timing belts, flywheels. Less vibration. True mechanical simplicity.
  16. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    Always wanted to design a bike with a small gas turbine mated to a CVT. I think it might look like that monstrosity above.
  17. R85/8

    R85/8 Been here awhile

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    I like it. :)

    I think I fail on bike aesthetics. I like many of the bikes in this thread so long as their form follows their function or if they ride well.
  18. Steve G.

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    The cool thing about Commandos is that with an hour, and another set of bodywork, you can change the complete appearance of them. With this 1975 Mk111 Highrider, it's easily changed to an Interstate, or a Roadster. The serial number of these bikes do not designate the model, the only key difference is that the Interstate model had a tripmeter in it's speedo.

    This model is now among the rarest of Nortons as most were changed over the years.
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    steveWFL Long timer

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  20. Irish John

    Irish John Been here awhile

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