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    Blatant rip off.....

    Friend of mine sent me this link to a hipster douche-shop not far from him:

    Only 10 being built, don?t miss out! | Sovereignty Smoked Bikes



    If you read the "blurb" they're trying to say they designed it.

    Sure.....not before this one though.....



    Makes me want to piss on their rollerdoor....

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    Actually they thanked the original designer on their facelook page for the "the great design inspiration" , https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...56993037792428

    lol I wonder if Steve Jobs ever got a facelook thank-you for the great software inspiration :|

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    You are overlooking the greater crime here: that those lotus design exercises were even worth making ten copies of in the first place.
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    Apparently some cashed up football player in Oz paid them to make it for him.

    Which probably goes to show that there might be some truth in that repetitive concussion thing....or that being a cashed up footballer in the first place just makes you stupid....

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    I thought they already made a few.

    Personally I LOVE the design
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    Some times things come around that are so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept

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    I think it is kinda stupid. fairing thing is too small, seating position is stupid too........ spread open your legs, because that thing is weird.
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    I like the look. Looks like your riding the intake from an F-4 phantom or something.

    Are they going to use some Chinese power plant? They don't specify the power plant.

    And yes I played football

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    They say it's a 650cc watercooled parallel twin, so I'm guessing it's a Versys or EX / ER650. They're a learner bike over here so there's a gazillion of them that have been rammed up the back of cars to use as donors.

    Sorry to hear you played football....

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    I know I've taken the beating with the pigskin but I like them.

    The Lotus looks clean, carbon fiber precision and the back part of a Formula One car with wheels. But the other has that brushed metal look. I can't tell if they're rivets or hex fasteners but either way it lends itself to that earlier aircraft look. I wonder what the Sovereignty one will go for.

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    Kinda like a fat gal with a passable face.
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