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Offline lecap

Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2016, 07:54:39 am »
After all these posts I looked again, tried my best and still find it fugly, please accept my apology for that.

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:

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Offline Sam

Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2016, 08:53:57 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...

Here's some good reading to while away the time while you stroke your beard.....
 

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2016, 09:20:13 am »
Ah, the "h" word. Only took 4 pages for that to surface  :sip:
 

Offline Buddy

Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2016, 10:48:40 am »
Righty-o then! Having art and metalwork as matric subjects, and passing both, as well as having modified and played around with some styling cues on some of the bikes I've had in my life, one of the rules I've stuck to is "form follows function". Now I've seen over the years that some in their effort to create something "new" have gone against this, and been quite radical in their approach (is this why anarchists are sometimes viewed as being quite "popular") - unfortunately it is very seldom that these designs/creations stand the test of time, and become dated.

Personally, I've never liked a coffin plonked on a bike - remember the Kawasaki Z1-R? That was a production bike that had quite a following and it's tank was in the shape of a coffin, but there were some that seemed to like it. Where am I going with this? Quite easy, you could ride the Kawasaki quite comfortably. In Octavia's case, it is not so, so as a design exercise it might work and someone will pay a lot of money for it, which I feel was the point of the grandiose unveiling and the build, but I need to ask "Will it stand the test of time? Where will it be in say 20 years time?"

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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #65 on: March 23, 2016, 01:09:11 pm »
The jury is/are still out.

In fact they've been out for 4 pages now, possibly they've packed up and gone home and I've lost interest in their verdict anyway.
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Re: Unveiling of Octavia - Custom G650x
« Reply #66 on: March 24, 2016, 09:06:11 am »
I suspect the jury is having a braai
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