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Of course these guys went all out and actually put their decals on real motorcycles, you could save even more time by just putting the decal on your forehead and running around your yard making motor sounds with a two-foot length of pipe clasped in your hands....

Mike Seate's "Triton" built without any Norton parts, Mike has redefined the word "Triton" for us. Triton's no longer have to be built with any Norton parts, just at least one part that is Styled to look like a Norton part. Thanks again Mike.

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And this hero's Kawasaki 650 "Norton":

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Here is a "Vincent" Sportster...

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WOW - didn't realize it was so easy. Gonna go get me a Norton decal for my bike. Or maybe Yamaha written in Norton script - almost as classy ;)
 
The name Mike Seate rings a bell. Can't place it though. Although it must have been something to do with retarded. And I still don;t care what people say. Wrapped pipes are uglier than a 600 lb gal in a thong.
 
Triton.. more like Tri-hard.
 

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Everybody's in a bitchy mood today :) Not just online but all over (just got off the phone with the wife). Must be the moon or something.
 
Not really bitchy but more like bitchin about posers. But that "Triton" seems to take the "cafe lifestyle" to a new level of "poserness". I can picture a him being asked where the nearest Triton dealer is. And as much as I fear it I can picture him giving an answer.
 
If anyone ever has a chance...

Ask Mike about the "CAFE RACER" Honda CB750. Lets just say, that Ive seen it. Sitting in a corner. Where it will stay. Why is the good part though.
 
Pretty sure that's a fanny pack... Not that it really changes anything.

But hey guys look, it matches his brand new "Vintage Cafe Racer Jacket" So it's all good, right? ... ::)
 
The thing that I think is wasted, is that every motorcycle marque has it's own fabulous racing history, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Triumph.

So when someone uses one of those bikes as the basis for a "Cafe" racer, why not do the bike a favor and give it a bit of it's own history. You hardly ever see anyone building look alikes of the mid-sixties Triumph Thruxton or Daytona racers for the street, instead because of media hype they can't wait to throw everything away and bolt a Norton tank on.

Even on Commandos they often ignore the history of the John Player or factory production racers, and cobble on a tank like Seate has on his bike.

The latest rage is throwing Sportster engines into Norton chassis, but Harley has it's own racing heritage and look that spans over a hundred years including some of the slickest looking road racers the sixties ever saw, but nobody gives a shit about any of that apparently....
 
NortonGuy said:
The latest rage is throwing Sportster engines into Norton chassis, but Harley has it's own racing heritage and look that spans over a hundred years including some of the slickest looking road racers the sixties ever saw, but nobody gives a shit about any of that apparently....

Because ordinary bums like us can't get a hold of those fast Harley motors and they cost too much.
 
What the hell? Does he REALLY have triton inscribed all over his jacket like that?! Tell me its photoshopped! His name will be in the dictionary next to "Wanker" for that!
 
Mr.E said:
What the hell? Does he REALLY have triton inscribed all over his jacket like that?! Tell me its photoshopped! His name will be in the dictionary next to "Wanker" for that!

Oh.. yeah.. that was my doing.. lol.
 
cafematty said:
Oh.. yeah.. that was my doing.. lol.

Whew! Good to know! Im not exactly a fan of the Seate, but the jacket was really out there. Still tho, I've seen Adidas jackets done like that before, so....
 
NortonGuy said:
The thing that I think is wasted, is that every motorcycle marque has it's own fabulous racing history, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Triumph.

So when someone uses one of those bikes as the basis for a "Cafe" racer, why not do the bike a favor and give it a bit of it's own history. You hardly ever see anyone building look alikes of the mid-sixties Triumph Thruxton or Daytona racers for the street, instead because of media hype they can't wait to throw everything away and bolt a Norton tank on.

Even on Commandos they often ignore the history of the John Player or factory production racers, and cobble on a tank like Seate has on his bike.

The latest rage is throwing Sportster engines into Norton chassis, but Harley has it's own racing heritage and look that spans over a hundred years including some of the slickest looking road racers the sixties ever saw, but nobody gives a shit about any of that apparently....

Couple of points here - "you hardly see anyone building.....Triumph Thruxton ........" - that's because in the day we were busy removing the engines and putting them into Norton or BSA chassis' where they became Tribsa or Triton.

Harley in Norton [ OK nearly Norton ] frame ? Been done well before the current French Idiot came on the scene. That's NOT a sleight to Harley's racing pedigree [ did I really say that ? ] but an acknowledgement that people will do anything rather than buy or modify a factory bike with a bunch of mail order parts.

Now then, no Norton bashing here - I LOVE the new Nortons and the enthusiasm the factory shows. However, on a trip last year to our favourite Sunday meeting at Stratford on Avon there in the bike park were 8 of the new Nortons - 4 Yellow, 2 Green and 2 Black. Yea - let's all be different together.
 
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