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2019 The One Moto Show

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I have only missed one of these over the 10 years. I can't believe I didn't go to the first one, my cousin called me from the show and I was like, meh... Needless to say I haven't missed one since.

 

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that Guzzi neon shop sign is spectacular!

 

Open your wallet wide, you could buy a V11 Sport for the same price...

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This whole modernist phenomenon of "motorcycles as art" or "sculpture" thing kind of offends me. It would if it was "airplanes as art" as well.The real talent is to design and build something beautiful and what could be described as a work of art whilst making it dynamically superior. Form and function in perfect harmony at a high level. 

Old dungers with cut off guards and polished bits with magnetos hanging out in the breeze and a look of obvious and total unrideability is just a vacuous wast of time for mine.

 

Ciao 

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I couldn't have said it better, Phil..

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There are no kids on your lawns, are there?  :oldgit:

 

Some of those bikes are ridden, some are for show. To each their own.

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I had to laugh at the thought of that line of lawn-mower motored choppers plying the roadways.

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Dave,

Thanks for sharing your visit with us. I do not expect to see the ordinary when I visit Portland Oregon.

The BMW K100 with its polished aluminum tank reminded me of seeing my trusty K100 RT turned into a streetfighter last year.

He asked me how I knew it was my old bike. It wasn't difficult to spot my seat, back rest and rack, stainless steel muffler, saddlebags, and working Motometer instrument cluster with 175,000 km piled in the corner of his garage.

He had the tank off and was diving into "junction city" trying to wire up a cheapo Chinese instrument pod with its 25 wire leads. 

I just told him that I can recognize my bikes and others, too.

HB1

PS If you would like to post the video of previous shows, I am sure that there would be many who would appreciate seeing them.

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PS If you would like to post the video of previous shows, I am sure that there would be many who would appreciate seeing them.

 

I didn't make videos of all the years. :-)

 

But here's a playlist of the ones I did make.

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDOURUXhbxo2zKyHbPLHr8HncDl1ukuY-

 

Bonus points if you can tell me which year my bike was in the show.  :ninja:

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This whole modernist phenomenon of "motorcycles as art" or "sculpture" thing kind of offends me. It would if it was "airplanes as art" as well.The real talent is to design and build something beautiful and what could be described as a work of art whilst making it dynamically superior. Form and function in perfect harmony at a high level. 

Old dungers with cut off guards and polished bits with magnetos hanging out in the breeze and a look of obvious and total unrideability is just a vacuous wast of time for mine.

 

Ciao

 

The " ________ Is Art" hooplah is merely the hipster way of trying to promote and build value to something so they can try to charge the exorbitant prices for stuff. Works for some, not all...

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If it were not for these 'garage built' bikes, and the history, people, and passion behind them, the only thing in the Mfg showrooms today would be dirt bikes, repli-racers, and touring. What a boring world. I welcome them, ugly and stupid as some may be. They foster new blood, new culture, and excitement. Chopper, bobber, brat, street fighter, street tracker, scrambler, cafe,... all from some greasy guys just wanting to have something different and cool. :rasta:

 

I love these shows and I miss out on too many. Dave ...please keep up the superb coverage from the great northwest. Apparently a very enthusiastic and historied motorcycle crowd. I wish it were half that here.

 

(if we had a soapbox emoji, I'd insert here)

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Id bring my bikes in to Guzzitech and see the progression of that Guzzi. It's a super cool bike. I wish i could afford it. You can survive with one kidney, right???

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 You can survive with one kidney, right??? 

So far, so good.. :oldgit:  :)

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This whole modernist phenomenon of "motorcycles as art" or "sculpture" thing kind of offends me. It would if it was "airplanes as art" as well.The real talent is to design and build something beautiful and what could be described as a work of art whilst making it dynamically superior. Form and function in perfect harmony at a high level. 

Old dungers with cut off guards and polished bits with magnetos hanging out in the breeze and a look of obvious and total unrideability is just a vacuous wast of time for mine.

 

Ciao

The " ________ Is Art" hooplah is merely the hipster way of trying to promote and build value to something so they can try to charge the exorbitant prices for stuff. Works for some, not all...

 

 

These bikes are no different that show cars or any other display of things polished to an extreme degree. Hipsters didn't invent it.

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Almost 3/4 of the floor space at my local "power sports" mega dealer is dedicated to side by side UTV's.  Bikes are now in a corner in the back in an area that seems to shrink daily.

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