Hornet as a cafe racer - Wrist Twisters
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post #1 of 8 Old 03-24-2019, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Wow... lots of potential but I hate it... That headlight/front fairing is horrific. Leaving the stock footpeg brackets after all the other work seems lazy, and wtf is up with the smooth polished bronze foot pegs? What the hell are you supposed to do with those?
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I agree, it looks horrible. The front fairing looks like a Vedder hit a wind tunnel, and the color scheme is ugly. Would have been better if they went in true cafe racer fashion, lopping off any unnecessary parts (fairing, side panels, fenders, and all the other dumb parts they tacked on to make it "look cool")
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This is one of the reasons that I very rarely like modifications from stock. Cars, bikes, etc... I think they really screwed up the look of a nice looking bike.

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-27-2019, 07:41 PM
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This is probably what he started with.

I prefer mine.
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post #8 of 8 Old 04-09-2019, 03:12 PM
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They managed to make it look less appealing than a stock GL500i, all while making it heavier (which is the opposite of what a cafe racer is). Terrible job.

Also, I agree about the foot peg mounts, oh, and the frame parts.

The tank and seat do look nice though...


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