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850 Styling Exercise
« on: January 21, 2023, 06:50:42 PM »


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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2023, 07:02:09 PM »
Sorry but I don't see anything I like. 
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2023, 09:59:39 PM »


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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2023, 12:11:02 AM »
Sorry but I don't see anything I like. 
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2023, 08:39:46 AM »
C'mon now...Let's all be objective here... :laugh: :grin: :wink: 

It's "kinda cool" in a funky, modern, CF-Moto from China sort of way... :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:









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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2023, 06:05:45 PM »
Interesting, any more pictures? I like the flat track style tail section.
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2023, 08:50:01 PM »
Why are the pegs/rear brake pedal so far back?   I've never understood why people design a bike with a hot exhaust pipe right under the legs...just begging to get a burnt leg there!
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2023, 09:07:39 PM »
Iíve seen worse. Those stinking things with see through styling and no seat are worse, at least this thing has some curves.
That other garbage looks like they did the design work starting at the front and went home for lunch when they got to the rear of the tankÖ.(and never came back).
Would be keen to see some more shots, would be fun on a track.
Whose work is it ?
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2023, 02:26:36 AM »
Agreed. I'm tired of seeing the same old Alloy tank, open space under the seat, and brat seat with no fender.  I found more pictures.
https://pipeburn.com/moto-guzzi-le-mans-850/?fbclid=IwAR2_9LDUBHKmDS9c-nadtSpa7EMJvUyr3kywN1YT7n4CFwx9nfk-ckTttrE

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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2023, 03:54:00 AM »


Agreed. I'm tired of seeing the same old Alloy tank, open space under the seat, and brat seat with no fender.  I found more pictures.
https://pipeburn.com/moto-guzzi-le-mans-850/?fbclid=IwAR2_9LDUBHKmDS9c-nadtSpa7EMJvUyr3kywN1YT7n4CFwx9nfk-ckTttrE
Yep, a real cafe bike.
If thatís your scene then this is fair square in the wheel house. Would I like oneÖ? No.
But so what ?
Itís been crafted rather than built and a proper cafe bike should divide opinion as this surely does.
There are a couple of things that Iíd like to have seen done differently, but thatís how it should be.
All in allÖ?
Not too damn bad.
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That UJ on the drive shaft is going through a cruel angle, but for the work itíll probably do, itíll last the next stove pipe panted, moustachioed, art loving hipster quite ok between the age of 21 and 23Ö..
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2023, 11:49:12 PM »
The swing arm pivot is a little steep, but not that much worse than the Quotas I've owned. Adjust the shock and raise the fork through the triples and you're good to go. The more I look at it, the more I appreciate it.
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2023, 12:26:56 AM »
Made to look at, not to ride, eh?
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2023, 04:13:19 AM »
I appreciate the work but not to my taste.
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2023, 06:52:10 AM »
Keep exercising! Lol

That pretty much goes splat for meÖmoto cross handlebars on a cafe racer fairing, sorta thingee?
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Re: 850 Styling Exercise
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2023, 11:52:38 AM »
Iím not a fan of the squared off ďfairingĒ look going on behind the headlight. Whatís with the wire wrapped around the handgrips? No proper filters on the carbs tell me itís not built for the long hall. I do like the glass carb bowls. To my eye it sits too high to be cafe racer style - like it wants to be an adventure bike and a jacked up crotch rocket. Meh.
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