You're right. I don't understand customs as far as a form over functionality exercise goes, and I'm not trying to deride anyone who likes customs either. I just look at that front fork, swing arm, rear tire, and frame, and I see a bike that might corner ok at moderate speeds but when you push it, like it appears to have been designed to, you will wallow and wobble, but look cool while doing it. :wave:crashmasterd said:I have to disagree with kcjones. That bike is the dogs bollox. It only lacks a single sided swing arm to make it near perfect. And maybe replace the oil tank and battery cover with custom aluminum units.
The reason for any custom isn't that it will be faster or better or perform the same as a new stock bike. The purpose is to have something incredibly cool that no one else has. In that this guy has succeeded admirably.
In any case I bet that thing performs better than you think. The most fun bike I've EVER owned was my 1967 Triumph TT special, with the race cams and valves, and 10.5:1 compression. It's light weight and good handling combined with good HP made it a blast on the street (they were a factory desert racer, if you didn't know).
kcjones said:I don't like it. I like Bonnevilles, but why try to make one into an s3? For all the money that was spent on that bike, it will probably not even perform as well as a stock s3. A Bonneville as a Friday night cruiser, yeah that's cool. But as cash infused sportike wannabe? Not me, thanks.