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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2016, 07:31:54 pm »
I have nothing against the 650 Rattex engine, they are very good. This is also not what I like, the coffin tank I thought died in the 60's.

BUT...the guy built this, and displayed it to our cruel eyes, and for that I give him credit.

I hope the builder can take criticism well.
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2016, 07:33:05 pm »
Oh yes, don't quote Ricky Gervais in this context, he criticizes everything.
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2016, 09:34:55 am »
Hi. I am Katzenblummenschutzenpflagenplafterbom. Anyone who refers to Hitler in any way whatsoever has no idea of what happened in is utterly insensitive. And he clearly has even less of an idea about good design.

Spectacular sense of humour fail.


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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2016, 11:49:52 am »
Hi. I am Katzenblummenschutzenpflagenplafterbom. Anyone who refers to Hitler in any way whatsoever has no idea of what happened in is utterly insensitive. And he clearly has even less of an idea about good design.

Spectacular sense of humour fail.


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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2016, 06:46:59 pm »
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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2016, 08:10:12 pm »
 :'(   Well...as it so happens my Rattex seems on the fritz....i take everything back.

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2016, 12:39:46 am »
Geez, this thread reminds me of why I don't frequent web forums any more. It's very easy to sit behind a keyboard, make snide comments and criticise. You know what's not easy? Building a stunning, innovative custom motorcycle like this. Y'all need to open your minds a little bit...
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2016, 08:03:03 am »
The thing is Wes , your idea of cool and mine are very different , I don't like the styling and I have stated as much , others do like it and they have stated their preference , different strokes for different folks
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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2016, 09:49:13 am »
When one unveils something in such grandiose fashion it's not a garuantee that everyone or even anyone might like it. The custom bike scene is riddled with good and bad creations and giving scope for a multitude of opinions. Even opinions is just what they are..  Opinions.  Personally I find that bike hideous.... For another it's his reason for a hard-on......but unlike conventional art... One would imagine custom bikes should have a fairly equal dose of form & function..... Of which unfortunately I see little of both in this bike..........but then again....just my opinion  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2016, 10:08:39 am »
Naturally, everyone's welcome to their opinion. How you express that opinion, well...

Example, there's a difference between Dux saying "I don't like the styling", and saying "this bike does for design what Hitler did for peace"

Just like there's a difference between me saying "Y'all need to open your minds a bit", and saying "Y'all wouldn't know good design if it hit you in the face"  ;)

But hey... hooray the internet!  :pot:  :lamer: :bueller:
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2016, 10:16:53 am »
Geez, this thread reminds me of why I don't frequent web forums any more. It's very easy to sit behind a keyboard, make snide comments and criticise. You know what's not easy? Building a stunning, innovative custom motorcycle like this. Y'all need to open your minds a little bit...

If you present your bike in public you open yourself to criticism. It's like: "Hey, look what I 've build, tell me what you think about it!"

It's not that this bike was spied out through a broken window of a gloomy private parking garage or with a one metre focal length lens from half a kilometre away.

What's wrong with me telling you that I think an Aprilia Moto 6.5 looks quite cool. Especially the one with the non OEM Daimler Benz Königsblau metallic paint job. The silver & orange makes it look like a domestic appliance. Sorry Philippe.
Or a VMAX. Unbeatable.
But let me also tell you I think a Scarver is a two wheeled design atrocity and a Ducati Diavel is IMHO nothing short of being a butt ugly sled.
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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2016, 10:24:55 am »
Oh boohoo, were somebody's feelings hurt?

Remember folks the internet is NOT a toy.
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2016, 10:46:18 am »
Oh boohoo, were somebody's feelings hurt?

Remember folks the internet is NOT a toy.

No-one's feelings were hurt (in fact, I saw Jens yesterday and he had quite a chuckle over this). I just think the criticism is unnecessarily harsh.

LeCap, I won't argue with you there. The Scarver still gives me shivers. As for the Diavel, it's certainly a polarising look. Ride it though, it will blow your mind.

 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2016, 10:47:55 am »
...

Example, there's a difference between Dux saying "I don't like the styling", and saying "this bike does for design what Hitler did for peace"

...

Yah the first quote is the politically correct Fake book proof wishi washi version of the latter.

Dux very clearly stated this as his personal opinion. Just like me. Or anyone else posting whatsoever on the forum.
Without having to add a silly disclaimer that: "Whatever I say does not constitute infallible truth but my mere and low, ill informed opinion."

I found Dux's comment quite funny. Regardless if I agree or not.

With regards to the Diavel: There are just way too many bikes out there which would blow my mind riding them. But I don't have to walk around them for half an hour desperately trying to find an angle from which they look pretty and in proportion :-\
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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2016, 10:56:57 am »
Maybe this would be better off in "garage projects" where people are more accustomed to bikes being worked on and sometimes even modified  :pot:

I suspect you may be right...
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2016, 11:36:43 am »
Not really... On this forum that would be about 3 clicks away... Probably the same people there too.  :lol8:
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2016, 12:04:37 am »
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Even opinions is just what they are..  Opinions

You know what they say :  "Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one"  :biggrin:
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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2016, 07:34:24 am »
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Even opinions is just what they are..  Opinions

You know what they say :  "Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one"  :biggrin:

And who can do without his or her arsehole?

Jens had a chuckle over it, it seems to be only Wes crying.....
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2016, 07:36:00 am »
After all these posts I looked again, tried my best and still find it fugly, please accept my apology for that.
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2016, 07:40:59 am »
After all these posts I looked again, tried my best and still find it fugly, please accept my apology for that.

Perhaps the builder should apologize for assaulting our exquisitely sensitive and tasteful senses with this.....uh...thing. :peepwall: