You get a black bike with gold ohlins all around. You get a parallel twin and a crancase looking so familiar that is almost embedded in your DNA. You get spoke wheels and 2 megaphones. You get a heavy name.
They got it right :) Very few can be said against the classic lines and parallel twin beauty of the W800. It's a Kawasaki but obviously not proud of it: I guess someone thought that the Kawasaki name does not appeal to the target group of this motorcycle, hence no Kawa badge in the tank..:(
But you can just spend days admiring the details and polishing the shiny bits, then you just put on your leather jacket and head for a cafe down by the sea. Deserves to sell well although it probably will not..
It is not very common for a 2011 sports saloon to please the eye so much and at the same time to drive like an old Alfa.. The new Giulietta offers beauty, riding pleasure, elegance, and an interior that makes you just feel good. The traditional Alfa Romeo values still shine in a grey world.. Complimenti ragazzi !!
A truly inspiring film by Scott Toepfer. "It is better in the wind" speaks to the heart of all who love motorcycles, wind in the face, rides with the buddies, getting away but also looking for what really matters.. Reminds me of why I became a rider long time ago..
I do not have a particular soft spot for Harleys. Nothing wrong with the bikes but I grew up with Honda, BMW, Moto Guzzi. Japan and Europe.
But I like motorcycles. A lot. And this new HD Forty-Eight is just impossible to be ignored by anyone that has even a slight sympathy for 2 wheels. The marketing people at HD must be proud, this modern bobber deserves respect from all motorcycle tribes and may tempt traditional enemies of the american V to dream.
Few modern motorcycles are able to make us dream..