Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Just finished watching the dvr'd episode.
My hat's off to all the bikes this year. Unlike last year when i thought none were great or even that good.
Disregarding all the drama that the show likes to play up and judging the bikes for themselves...
This year, i thought jr's bike looked like rolling art. Out of proportion as usual, but great lines. But in the end, it's just art and barely a motorcycle.
Sr. bike again had great tech and extensive workmanship but lacked a cohesive design, imo. they could really do with the creative input of Jr again. Jason either doesn't have it or can't fully express himself because of the power heirarchy.
The new guys built a simple chopper. Nice. But they seemed a little out of their league.
JJ's bike is another incredibly ambitious bike that looks very very cool. But in the end, it makes me chuckle when he brags so much about his greatness. For as nice as it is, put it up against a truly professionally purpose built bike and it's still a hillbilly bike made of chrome moly steel and sheet metal. The skills he brags about are archaic and incompatible with the perceived goal of his bike. Kind of like building a modern speedboat out of wood. Or a jet plane out of steel.
Wish i could be hillbilly.
'06 K1200R- in pieces
'73 Honda CB500F- slow but fun.
'77 Yamaha XS 750 triple- kinda
Last edited by JCW; Dec 11th, 2012 at 1:46 am.