Good points! The kink used to make me crazy, and it looks particularly bad from the low angle I shot the photo above from. Actually, the head pipes could have been made much nicer with a larger radius like the old Beezers.I'm glad the "new" ones are available but to my eye they look a bit "porky" ...? The kink in the pipes doesn't help either.
The pipes on the new bikes like to be forced to dress and do things that are contrary to social 'norms'.What's the 'kink' in the pipes? I don't see no 'kink' in the pipes.