Tuesday, January 20, 2009

When old is new.

I see the new Victory Vision concept bike and all the hoopla surrounding it. I like the look but not the BS fluff that goes along with it about the new design elements and out side the box creativity. All this stuff has been done before, many times. Cast aluminum Gas Tank, Crocker. No front down tube frame, too many to mention. Beveled front on Gas Tank, every tube framed drag bike and some Road Racer Specials dating back to the 50's. Cast Aluminum Frames, Hard Tails, were first done in the 30's. Wooden Seats ! well most Bike Mfgs have been making these since the beginning of time, they just didn't have the balls to actually make them out of wood. Hard Tail AND a wooden seat...genius.