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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #120 on: August 30, 2014, 04:23:04 PM »
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #121 on: September 26, 2019, 12:29:01 PM »

that's engineering brilliance combined with fuuuuuugly
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #122 on: September 26, 2019, 02:32:13 PM »
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #123 on: September 30, 2019, 07:08:41 AM »
This should reposted in my cycleweird sticky thread lol

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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #124 on: December 16, 2019, 06:07:41 AM »
I just came across one - Look these up. Not some backyard job - Honda no less.

Honda DN01.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_DN-01#/media/File:Honda_DN-01_Touring_Concept.jpg

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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #125 on: December 16, 2019, 07:52:31 AM »
"Its something you take apart in 2-3 days and takes 10 years to go back together."
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #126 on: December 17, 2019, 08:06:32 AM »
I really don't think that's ugly. Just huge! I mean, I don't really want to ride it every day but if I had to make a cross country trip on interstate highways at 70+ mph with a pillion, count me in.

Maybe it's because I'm recently a grandpa. Starting to get the appeal of such things. Me & Mrs.72 could make a tour of Appalachian bed & breakfasts on something like that.

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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #127 on: December 17, 2019, 09:30:52 AM »
I remember when Honda released that DN-01 bike. It was their attempt at an automatic every-man's bike before inventing their dual clutch transmission solution. It runs a more traditional CVT.

Cool bike really. Just slow and big and not enough storage capacity for its intended usage (commuter/light touring bike). The Honda CTX700 and NC750 fill that role now and do it better.

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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #128 on: December 17, 2019, 09:53:10 AM »
after looking it up, I realize that it looks bigger in the picture than it is. I kind of expected a Gold Wing type bike, 800lb and 1200cc. So while I still don't think it's really ugly, I also take back my statement that it appeals to me. What I thought it was, I can understand the appeal. And that's probably a Gold Wing.

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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #129 on: December 17, 2019, 12:14:07 PM »
I actually like the look. But I also like the Honda CTX700 and CTX1300 and even the NM4 which have similar design cues. Many people think those bikes are ugly. Honda has a habit of trying to make car-like motorcycles every so often. Thinking all the way back to the Pacific Coast 800 in the 90's and the Hondamatic bikes of the 70's and 80's. As if more people would ride motorcycles if they were just more boring. That concept appeals to me but not the typical motorcycle consumer.
Full disclosure, my wife rides a CTX700N. I think its a cool bike and the DCT is an engineering marvel.
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #130 on: December 17, 2019, 01:52:17 PM »
I could see touring on a CTX1300.

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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #131 on: May 18, 2020, 07:57:32 AM »


this one is ugly but in a fantastic kind of way!
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #132 on: May 19, 2020, 04:22:51 PM »
Oh yuck. Some fool back in in 2006/07 started to "convert" a katana 600 into a cruiser, and was selling it 1/2 way don't on craigslist near Nashville TN. It looked retarded, with ape hangers and forward pegs.
This almost looks like he finished the job with a - Looks like a FZR 600 or what is it ?
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #133 on: May 19, 2020, 05:01:24 PM »
It's just stupid, that's what it is!
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #134 on: May 20, 2020, 02:26:59 AM »
I like it... but have soooo many questions!!
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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #135 on: May 20, 2020, 09:03:56 AM »
Looks more and more like a CBR 600 f3 now that I look at it closer.
That frame hanger in front is a clue, the dip stick at the bottom of clutch cover is classic honda.
Sorry I'm thinking its not a FZR600 now, cbr 600 variant. Pre F4I version, those were aluminum frame.

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Re: Is it just me?... aka Ugly Bike thread
« Reply #136 on: May 20, 2020, 09:16:22 AM »
Doesn't look like its CBR or FZR 600's - I give up.
It could be a total mutt - frame from a Katana 1100 motor out of a CBR 1100 F or some mish mosh like that.

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