Friday, 29 January 2010
I can't imagine the World War II without motorcycles and I think by that time -nothing that comes to now- war between motorcycle companies; Indians, BMWs, Harley Davidsons, Triumphs, Nortons and everyone trying to sell bikes to the armies in battle. Riders fighting on motorcycles in a more agile way that other vehicles.
Many of the bikes of that time started being motor bicycles and adding an engine to that known structure was someting; redisigning the whole machine into a more efficient and poweful iron was another aim of a much higher difficulty but impossible to be made unlees the previous stage. But all of them looked enourmously beautiful to me so I imagine those first engineers like artists in the biggest sense of the word. If you don't believe me just to at this 1923 BMW R32.
Since then, motorcycle world has never stopped its particular evolution and has come with better machines. To me, some of them still have the same old spirit, others have all the techonology, and only a few of them have everything. In gals and bikes we are also going to show this old spirity of motorcycling, so important for me that I write these things, and for you I guess, who reads them.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Friday, 22 January 2010
From my personal point of view, I think the bike is superb. Despite the fact of the name, the bike looks awesome and I'm willing to ride it. To be honest, it could become my next bike as it is in the exact range that I am looking for and the price is not a Harley price. It seems this bike is one of the most well balanced cruisers in the market and it allows cornering easier than others. The parallel twin will also be noticed in a cloned V-Twin bike world. Wanna see some more, you can check Triumph's site.
The bike mounts a 200mm rear tyre, lots of original accesories and looks pretty well. As I see it, it would be more authentic to have a Bonneville, but with my great passion for the Bigger is Better theory, and having the Rocket III so far out of my reach this bike could represent the best of the old café racers -never forget is a Triumph and even being a cruiser, it will be one of the fastest cruisers- and a Harley without their typical problems.