Pete- this is a multi colored quilt community. Perversity is only a matter of perspective....I guess.
RE the OP- it's fairly obvious why some people hack up a perfectly decent motorcycle and turn it into a clownmobile - they want attention. However, for the life of me, I don't know why others have to see such narcissistic mechanical monstrosities as some sort of holy individual artistic expressions. When the owner gets tired of playing "look at me" with this bike, he's going to shove it into the back of the barn, covered with mud, to let it rust. Hilarious.