A bit of patience is going to be needed here, these are the first showings of the designs from the Milan Show, and we are told product release is going to be sometime in January.On 2006-11-23 10:25, FattRat wrote:
Okay.... looks pretty serious, in fact it looks "race ready"
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what kind of claims is ZARD' making with regard to equal length/"tuned" headers, performance gains, chick magnet potential, or boy-racer intimidation
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how about clearance issues with regard to oil filter and/or center-stand? And....... pri$e?
I think the issue here is whether you want "performance" or a retro look. The two are not usually compatible on modern motors, especially when price is a much bigger factor here then on other machines.
Guess you could always have the pipes chromed, that would eliminate the weld lines...?
Personally, I like the "engineered" look of the tapered weld sections, gives the bike a much more aggressive appearance, something out of the "trick" world of the early days. Not that everybody does, or will, but that is what makes Zard so much more interesting then all the "just like everyone else" designs...