Is a Buell really a caferacer
I push my bikes outside the shop and near the door when Im working on other things to let people know what I do in the shop.But the most important reason is so it attracts fans of this style bike.
Yesterday ,one such person stopped by ,he actually went by and then turned around ,lol not that easy of a task on route 1A (its always busy). His name was John and mentioned he loved the cafe look as he was pointing his attention to "LiL Bull" the red framed 360.
John said he owned a Dunn Stahl Norton Feather Bed and loved that bike. Looking at "LiL Bull" he said "Gee you know this bike just brings me back to the old days when I first started riding...I have a Buell ..now, he said, but its different, its a bigger bike I liked the size of the older bikes and that stripped down look that this one has"
And I agree !! Brings me to the question why are current bikes so tall ,wide,and over all so BIG.
Looking at the two new nostalga bikes that are out there, its not like they cannt make one !But it seems to distance the rider, from the bike(the machine part) .As far as its over all size goes.which is why, I like the vintage cafes to begin with. They stand out next to a custom harley or a hotrod sport bike and stripped down vintage caferacer style bike is, just a one, two, punch, in the esthetics department and for that Im very happy!
Edited by - LiLBull on Nov 05 2005 06:46:52 AM