Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Boy Toys (Part 2)

Is being a scooter tramp (professionally) a sin? I think not. See cut (right). However it does tend to raise the bar in the boy toy department when you're talking about putting something exciting between your legs and being an outlaw. Yes, I rode with the big boys (meth and firearms distributors) for almost two years. It taught me a few things, not the least of which was that there are better motorcycles out there than the old tried and true Harley Davidson.

---With the exception of the old rigid frame knucklehead Harley, which is a rough darned ride, but they are still impossibly cool:

1936 Harley Davidson Knucklehead
One problem with owning a 1936 model year motorcycle is that the woman that comes with it (every motorcycle should come with a woman) is also a 1936 model -- or so I've been warned. 

2013 Yamaha V-Max
Thus the 2013 Yamaha V-Max does have a few advantages over the 1936 Harley Davidson. And nobody expects you to wear your biker colors when you're riding the V-Max. In fact, if you were to do that you would only paint yourself as a dinosaur.

Nothing says "I want to eat you for dinner" like a V-Max
The V-Max design has not changed much over the years since it first rolled out. There are peculiarities in handling with any motorcycle and the V-Max is no exception. Slow, sharp turns are simple on the Knucklehead because of its low center of gravity and if you try that on a V-Max with the same simple grace, you'll dump the bike onto the pavement. But when it comes to raw power and ruling the road, the V-Max stands with few challengers.


Opus #6 said...

V Max sounds an awful lot like T Rex.

darlin said...

LOL a vintage bike that comes with a vintage woman! Now that's hilarious LL.

So when you get your new bike ensure it has two seats and grab an extra helmet k? You can come take me for a ride every now and again and save me from facing my fears of going for bike lessons and getting my license, then I'll have to buy a bike and I'm getting anxiety just thinking of this but I want to ride... with my curly locks flying in the wind. Oh oh I'm turning into the vintage woman who comes with the bike! OMG is this what almost turning 50 does to a woman? The song "If I could turn back time" by Cher just popped into my head. IF

Have a great day LL, oh and we actually have sunshine here, I think I'm in shock!

LL said...

Darlin - Recall if you will that I told you the best way to get a bike was to steal a bike that a "biker" stole and switched the numbers on. He won't report it stolen and all you have to worry about is having him spot you tooling down the road on your stolen ride...

Opus - V-Max is just a little like T-Rex. I think you've got the picture.

WoFat said...

Ever consider water color as a sideline?

LL said...

No. It never occurred to me. Do watercolors go fast or explode?

Azra said...

I've been entertaining the thought of buying a Vespa - which is in no league at all with a Harley - but a girl has got to start somewhere right?

LL said...

Make sure that your ride has enough power to get OUT of a problem. Sometimes you need a little power and sometimes you simply need a bit more to out of a squeeze in traffic.

Be careful. Wear a helmet. Look both ways before crossing an intersection, etc.

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