Devon· Livin' la Vida Loca
No that honour goes to Kawasaki's ZX-14Moto Guzzi have the fugliest bike I've ever seen.
Looks to me like there's a guard on the cylinder head where it would meet the pavement.i like it.
i would never buy it since if I were to lowside it (theoratically speaking of course, we all know this never happens in real life) i would very likely damage the engine and that would be no good
sure is .... but imagine what would happen to the cylinder if you hit ground hard nuffLooks to me like there's a guard on the cylinder head where it would meet the pavement.
haha i can see myself asking these questions .... i am wierdhahahahahahaha i was thinking the same thing. gee Mr. Salesman....how does it crash?? why it crashes well. nothing touches the ground. it has new pillow technology that deploys when it senses an iminent crash!!
I've wasted a good portion of my time on various MC forums, and I've never heard about this being a concern with Guzzis.sure is .... but imagine what would happen to the cylinder if you hit ground hard nuff
I haven't seen much... only been riding for a few years now but I've never seen a rear brake like that before. Funky.Its just plain fuckin hot!!
It is a conventional rear brake on the left of the bike. What you see and admire so much is a torsion arm and rear pinion gear cover.I haven't seen much... only been riding for a few years now but I've never seen a rear brake like that before. Funky.
remember, you need an air filter in there somewhere, hence the airbox and fuel system at the rear of the engine. Bike don't have enough front end real estate to put a filter with enough volume there. They have been incorporating the airbox with the gas tank and a few bikes and moving the rest of the tank volume under the front portion of the seat. The R1 and 600rr's are a good examples of this. Heat is another reason. You have to insulate the exhaust, adding weight. They have enough problems now with underseat exhaust and heat. Kawasakis 10R has theirs slightly outboard of the tail section to cut down on the insulation they need to have that kind exhaust.Since we've already established that I know very little about motorcycles can I ask another silly question?
Why do all bikes (the ones I've seen) have the exhaust ports pointing forward?
Wouldn't it make sense to change rotation of the engine and have the air intake on the front and exhaust toward the back? I know the pipe might get a little hot but I'm sure something can be done to protect the rider’s knees.
Wouldn't a design like this give cooler air with better ram air possibilities and make the exhaust much straighter and shorter (less weight and curves)?
Forgive the crappy 5 min photoshop, but you get the idea.