Were all standing on the shoulders of others.
Of course we are! But that doesn't have much to do with my original complaint about people branding "their" product when their "product" is only really an assemblage of other manufactures products.
Have you ever seen a person take a Trek frame (for example) then assemble it with a brooks saddle, answer handlebars, and whatever components....Then go "parade it" around as his own "JimBob's" brand bike???
I don't think so! So why does adding a motor to the equation make it any different? To me it doesn't.
For some reason, a lot of the motor-bike people find no problem with the practice. And I think that until the motor-bike "krewe" starts holding itself to a higher standard...I don't believe that Motor-bikes will ever be taken seriously as the high-tech efficient COOL vehicle that they are!
Seriously, it is not that hard to design and make your own stuff...And WAY more gratifying!