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Riding => It's not a Concours - other Bikes => Topic started by: eng943 on November 11, 2017, 03:35:12 pm

Title: Darth Vader can now make the jump to light speed
Post by: eng943 on November 11, 2017, 03:35:12 pm
Spotted this beauty when I stopped by the dealer. I have to admit, this bike looks really good all blacked out. Reminds me of my Buick GN. Maybe when the K16 gets sold I can convince the wife. 
Title: Re: Darth Vader can now make the jump to light speed
Post by: works4me on November 11, 2017, 05:20:18 pm
"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee." ... Nietzsche
Title: Re: Darth Vader can now make the jump to light speed
Post by: VirginiaJim on November 12, 2017, 06:10:42 am
I've always liked Mr. Max.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Darth Vader can now make the jump to light speed
Post by: Rubber_Snake on November 12, 2017, 07:31:25 pm
I remember an article by Nick Ienatsch a long time ago in either Motorcyclist of Cycle World talking about the V-max waaaay back in the day.  He had tested it on some road course they used back then and said something like “I saw Jesus so many times I started using him as a brake marker”. Hysterical!! 
Title: Re: Darth Vader can now make the jump to light speed
Post by: eng943 on November 13, 2017, 04:23:07 am
I remember that article as well, it was hilarious as you said. Reminds me of winter 1989 when my father and I both bought brand new red vmax's. We rode together very often, even trailered them out east and rode them through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I have owned 4-5 vmax's over the years. It's probably my favorite bike. No bike has ever produced smiles like the vmax.