Monday, April 27, 2009
Overload! Overload! Overload!
This arrived in my in-box today thanks to the folks at Bike EXIF. To be honest, I don’t know quite what to make of this… this… Well, it’s got two wheels so I guess it must be a motorcycle, a motorcycle designed to be the most mechanically complex and visually ugly two-wheeler possible. It’s only lacking a bleeding stag’s head perched over the front wheel to make it a true Viking nightmare.
Perhaps it’s like opera. I can certainly appreciate the talent and skill that goes into the creation of one, and the years upon years of training and practice it takes to perform, but please don’t abuse my senses by making me listen to it. This motorcycle abuses my senses.
To see some videos of its construction and unveiling, go to the Fastbike site. And while you’re there, enjoy the automated translation from Swedish. “See photos and films in the cool odd creation.” left me a bit confused. And “Sneak Titt in Egeland garage :-)” was frankly disappointing. But the comments are pretty funny, my favourite being, “Hahaaa, wonderful videosnutt. Almost as OCC solid with liberating self distance :-) As far as bums feel like the Transformers goes S & M!” And no, I have no clue what he meant by that.