Well, It is "FIGHTER" in my book, and will become less and less "stock" looking as time goes on.thebronze said:Not so much a "fighter " than a standard naked bike...But still a nice ride
ProTeal55 said:Well, It is "FIGHTER" in my book, and will become less and less "stock" looking as time goes on.
Remember, I have only owned it a month or so...
XS650RR said:Where do these fall in ???
XS650RR said:Noel .... well said ... I'm impressed !!!. You had a ghost writer didn't you ??
locOleoN said:At some point, all bikes have to "come from the factory", wether its a Gixxer or a Norton Commando.
I think the Streetfighter, like a Cafe Racer, has certain physical characteristics which originally was created/fabricated in the owners garage.
However that being said, if a manufacturer, (honda/Ducati/Kawasaki, etc..), builds a bike that has those specific characteristics, does it make that bike any less a Cafe Racer or Street Fighter?
If I build a Cafe Racer from a cb350, then sell it to someone who "didnt build it", does that bike become any less of a cafe racer because the new owner didnt build it?
To simplify, if yo mama buys blue denim cloth and sews you a pair of pants, does it make those pants any less a pair of "blue-jeans", than if yo mama bought you a set of Levis at Walmart??
In my humble opinion..(which becomes LAW.. ;D..unless ButterflyMETH says otherwise), whether its made stock from Ducati, or built by TinTin in his basement, its understood that Cafe Racers & Streetfighters have commonly recognized physical characteristics in each of its genre category. It doesnt matter, at the end of the day, who "puts it together", be it Ducati or TinTin.
If a bike has the generally accepted cosmetic characteristics, (from either of those genre categories), regardless of whether its OEM or improvised, then it is what it is.
Court is ajourned...
BTW, just as an after thought, knowing ProTeal and his work on the cb750 & cb450,... that Ducati will end up looking and running like nothing anyone's ever seen before...
I demand to see more pics!!! ;D
Thanks for the positive words Bud, they are always appreciated...locOleoN said:BTW, just as an after thought, knowing ProTeal and his work on the cb750 & cb450,... that Ducati will end up looking and running like nothing anyone's ever seen before...
I demand to see more pics!!! ;D
Tintin said:Don't forget, the most important ingredient in determining 'what' a bike is, is what the bike is used for.
If the bike is used to zip around roadways, going faster than reasonable given the conditions and equipment, and these excursions are punctuated with 100mph moments of bliss and regular infusements of caffeine with a group of chums doing the same, then I say it's a Cafe Racer. I could care less what it looks like.
If it's being used as a brute force display of raw thundering power, and my 6 year old daughter is scared of it, I'd say it's a Fighter.
If it's being used to lubricate the streetcar tracks through copious amounts of oil expectorant, then it's British
Beauty (and designation) is in the eye of the beholder.
Oh, and if someone asks you 'what year is that' chances are it's a Cafe Racer. If they ask you 'WHAT IS THAT??!?!?!' then maybe you have a Fighter
Thanks for the nice comments.karen said:I "love" Ducati's straight from the factory, they are just plain gorgeous!! and I wouldn't touch that monster. ;D