Hmmmm. Makes me wonder if that is a personal opinion or one that represents this site also? I don't know if the OP is a sponsor here but you didn't have to comment unless you thought the other replies might be out of line.Seems like a fun ride on a stock China Girl to me. I ride like that sometimes but I do go out of the city in the boonies to do it where there is less traffic and pedestrians. I dont see anything wrong with this video.
Ya kno, I've watched & re watched that vid a coupla times now b'cause of the comments in this thread...
...and for the life of me I can't figure out what ya'll are on about.
The very first turn you see him take he's even using hand signals - he doesn't always, but there's not always another vehicle. Whenever you can see him, his head's on a swivel - checking out every intersection for obstructions, pedestrians & cars. Despite appearances (cam angle), it's obvious by the sound of his engine (low RPM) that they're doing the same or less speed as the rest of the automotive traffic - which given it's downtown has got to be around 25mph or so. Time 1:24 on provides good examples of this as there's a truck to judge speed (& RPM) with.
Yes, he could be wearing a helmet (his buddy is BTW) but srsly? What I see is a guy havin' a great time on a sunny day, grinning frm ear to ear.
As you're not even giving examples it's not constructive criticism, this is just insulting - which BTW is a rule violation, so you may wish to reconsider how you present your opinions.
I think the just above quote is hilarious, not insulting and gives an example of constructive criticism as it IS Illegal to ride a motorized bike without a DOT approved helmet in this state of California and dude looks like a ....guy having lots of fun lol.Screaming dork comes to mind..setting a very poor example advertising and riding illegally at the same time. At least wear a helmet Mr. 2 Cool velo dork?
Word......but WORD! $5 head = $5 helmet! Get it?Granted it's not my head, I am sure that he is fully insured and the state won't pay for his hospital stay. But when other people see bikers "rat racing" around town it make me look bad. Not only that but this guy is doing so to advertise his company.
There is a thing that goes with freedom its called responsibility. The other option is to outlaw these types of bikes "for our own good".
Would have loved to have you race at Willow Springs this last Saturday.
Best suggestion on the thread and props for organizing an event that brings the credibility of a sanctioned event.Would have loved to have you race at Willow Springs this last Saturday.
The track is the place to let it all hang out....
Maybe next time?
So by your (failed) logic, NOBODY should be riding motorized bikes because they annoy people?? I'm sure your engines (and the engines of every non-electric powered member here) annoy people just as much.What the rider does with his business if he has one is his decision.
What the rider and his bud do on public streets could be my business though, I might live in one of the houses in that neighborhood and be annoyed at the what my own neighbor calls "buzz bikes" and the noise. I might be pulling out my driveway, step off the curb walking my dog, or a half dozen other daily things and I doubt he could stop in time.
I also think it does our hobby no lasting good to fit the stereotype that every detractor out there wants to conjure up when they mention "buzz bikes".