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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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What the Blast should of been Like

It should of actually been a blast to ride...





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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 06:43 AM
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They would never do something like that in current millennial generation motorcycles.

its a vintage look and it looks nice but people dont make motorcycles like that anymore. unless its a custom made one.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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They would never do something like that in current millennial generation motorcycles.

its a vintage look and it looks nice but people dont make motorcycles like that anymore. unless its a custom made one.
not sure what you mean...

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I read the build thread on that blast, its actually not that much custom work. The biggest thing was lengthening the swing arm and converting to chain driven which IMO should of been done to begin with (chain). The seat already uses the existing subframe with all the extras removed...

Nimble is the name...
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 01:07 PM
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I can imagine a modern day bike being like these in some ways, mostly with design, but even then the modern version would be much different.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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obviously thats a custom job, but what I'm trying to get at is the Blast didn't need to be as chunky or belt driven... I think they lost alot of sales because of how drab the bike was in production form...
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obviously thats a custom job, but what I'm trying to get at is the Blast didn't need to be as chunky or belt driven... I think they lost alot of sales because of how drab the bike was in production form...
Yeah they really didn't make it as best it can be, were there any bikes before it that you think they could have used as an example to suggest what they shouldn't do?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2013, 08:42 AM
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I wouldn't really call the Nine-T a vintage motorcycle.

Its vintage inspired but it still doesnt look like the motorcycles of the past.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-28-2013, 01:49 PM
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BTW here's the concept of the R NineT, crazy to see the transition from concept to production, concept looks so much more better

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-29-2013, 05:58 AM
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Concept is wild. But it just proves that motorcycles like that dont exist in mass production anymore.
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