Ichiro Miyata - the guy who designed the ADV beak

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  1. eakins

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  2. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    Beaks are not a new phenomenon
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    I kinda like the new old look
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  3. plumer1kt

    plumer1kt Adventurer

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    I prefer the old...
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    :-)
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  4. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Awe, that's all crap.

    The Bates Clipper had it far ahead of those copy cats:

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    :rofl
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  5. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    How about the 1953 NSU Renmax?


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  6. kruzuki

    kruzuki Gear in the Machine

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    My lord, that's goofy looking. But kinda cool.
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  7. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    And everyone thinks the new MotoGP bikes are so trick with the fins and all... :-)
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  8. gpfan

    gpfan a mari usque ad mare

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    "The man behind the beak, Ichiro Miyata designed the original DR 750 and 800, also RM-Z450, etc."

    Miyata designed that, and the bike in the post below your post.
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  9. eakins

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    Now that's a beak :clap
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  10. eakins

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    Damn that's fugly.
    Right up there with this Yamaha classic

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  11. eakins

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    Yep that's his bike and you can see the full on color inspiration.
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    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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  14. viajero

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    Ban beaks now.
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  15. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    Beaks are innocent.
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    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    What did a beak ever do to you?


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  17. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Funny i always heard it was Hans Muth who penned the;
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    And his work inspired the new katana and the new vstrom.
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  18. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    How good is that bike, so simple and clean, looks completely useable right now, I'd even have it in that colour with Marlboro decals. Looks like you could strip it down in 5 mins, plenty fuel capacity, exhaust nice and low, so much goodness.
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    Yeah the new Vstrom early speculation articles described it as a modern version of that bike.

    It was only later revealed it was actually an updated Vstrom not a new DR bike.

    I changed my New Big DR thread I started to 2020 Vstrom 1050 thread.
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