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dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Thursday 18th February 2016
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Ducati...


... appears to be a one from 1973.


Who's the DJ?


Cafe Racers was a popular theme.


Excellent: everyone could sit on almost any bike.

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dinkel

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Thursday 18th February 2016
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MV Agusta Dragster 800: yes please!


Cooler than Ducati? I dare to think so.


Triumph Trident is not a pocket rocket. Wow.


Ducati Scrambler drew a crowd.


Triumph: popular to try a seat.

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dinkel

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Thursday 18th February 2016
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Big Phat Guzzi.


Zero eBike: the future?


So, how does it sound like? eBike silence.


KTM put up a pretty good show.


Lots of want at the KTM display.

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dinkel

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Thursday 18th February 2016
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KTM had the coolest display. Or didn't it...


Yamaha Love.


Yamaha had a small display - for a big Jap manufacturer - and not much sitting. But boy, these are cool bikes.

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The original Nick the Greek

366 posts

17 months

Thursday 18th February 2016
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Great pictures.

I own a Ducati Scrambler, but those Yamahas are sweet!

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dinkel

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Thursday 18th February 2016
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Do Ducati's have lost their charm a bit?


Cool Kawa.


Cool Kawa Girl.


What the Ef?

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The original Nick the Greek

366 posts

17 months

Thursday 18th February 2016
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I think Ducati are finding their way again with the Scrambler. I've had a lifetime of GSXR1000s which only really work above 100mph.
Had the Scrambler a year and despite it being an air-cooled engine with just 75horses, I haven't enjoyed my motorcycling as much in years!

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dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Friday 19th February 2016
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Good to hear, I think Italians are doing well in bikes (Mash looks good). It's a pity they suck at marketing their cars: Lancia lost, Maserati SUV (really?), Alfa Romeo engines (brrrrr) and Ferrari making more money from caps and keycords than with selling cars.

I wonder if Laverda and Benelli could make a come back. Guzzi has a solid niche. Wonderfull stuff.

Rutter

1,721 posts

123 months

Friday 19th February 2016
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dinkel said:
Good to hear, I think Italians are doing well in bikes (Mash looks good). It's a pity they suck at marketing their cars: Lancia lost, Maserati SUV (really?), Alfa Romeo engines (brrrrr) and Ferrari making more money from caps and keycords than with selling cars.

I wonder if Laverda and Benelli could make a come back. Guzzi has a solid niche. Wonderfull stuff.
I think Ducati and MV are doing well because of significant german investment from VWG and Mercedes, i'm sure some of the other brands will be bought up soon enough by the likes of TATA etc.

Gecko1978

1,430 posts

74 months

Friday 19th February 2016
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dinkel said:
Good to hear, I think Italians are doing well in bikes (Mash looks good). It's a pity they suck at marketing their cars: Lancia lost, Maserati SUV (really?), Alfa Romeo engines (brrrrr) and Ferrari making more money from caps and keycords than with selling cars.

I wonder if Laverda and Benelli could make a come back. Guzzi has a solid niche. Wonderfull stuff.
do not Benelli still make bikes it seems they still sell the Tornado etc or at least you can get a new numberplate on one. As others have said its all about investment from big parent. Would be nice if TATA put money into one of them and you could go to Jaguar or Landrover an also pick up a new bike that had same sort of style etc.


dinkel

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Friday 19th February 2016
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Kettle! Golden oldie at the bike show.


Modern Suzuki looking good.


Quite a lot of trail bikes: trendy?


Yeah, let's go to Sweden. And this looks like the bike to take with you.


In the meantime at the Harley Davidson used bike display.


Saddle up!


And why not?


This is more right up my street.

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dinkel

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Saturday 20th February 2016
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More Harley:

Oh yes!


Big bikes, big engines.


HD in Military drag.


Phat tires are a trend.

More Harley.

dean100yz

1,146 posts

101 months

Saturday 20th February 2016
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Im more into my italian stuff but that Yamaha flat tracker looks bloody amazing. Would have a bit of character too with that triple

Quite like the Yam bob tail (if thats what they call it) too

dinkel

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Saturday 20th February 2016
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Pretty good effort by my favorite Jap manufacturer Yamaha.


Return of the Indian.


Slim!


Wow.


A few custom workshops: liking the 70s retro Japs.

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dinkel

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Sunday 21st February 2016
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Slim fit old skool V twin chopper.


Loving the retro Jap bikes.


Cool freestyle painting.


Display of tech school efforts.


Not sure if she's liking this?


KTM pro (16!) Bo Bendsneyder handpicked the Miss.


Cute.


The right girl won!

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Baryonyx

15,165 posts

76 months

Sunday 21st February 2016
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What with the mesh in this picture? To stop people throwing pennies down the exhaust?


dinkel

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24,207 posts

175 months

Sunday 21st February 2016
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Dunno. Most MVs had it.

On with the show:




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dinkel

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Monday 22nd February 2016
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More Custom Bikes:

Choppers prove to be a popular theme over here in NL.


Two stroke madness.


Phat rear tire madness.


Classic flames on this one.


Front brakes are for sissies.


More on this award winning Jap powered Custom Bike in the next post.

dinkel

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Tuesday 23rd February 2016
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Hilarious JAP-powered 20s Custom, built by 2 ambulance drivers.


Customs display.


Steam Punk oddity.


Ow yes - Yamaha good old days.


I learnt that these are called Swedish Choppers - nice.

Next: beers and some music.

dinkel

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24,207 posts

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Tuesday 23rd February 2016
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Beers & Music - the ongoing 50s and 60s show:




Fantastic Victory and Indian Display:

Not sure about the colour...


Red is always good. But I prefer the old Indian red. Watercooled 1.8 litre V-twin coolness.


Mmmh, 70s stylee Ducs with modern tech.

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