Hornet as a cafe racer - Wrist Twisters
  • 2 Post By badmoon692008
  • 1 Post By Isaiah Wright
  • 1 Post By Sniper-x
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 03-24-2019, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
Pilus Posterior
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 2,162
Rep Power: 1
KarlJay is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 03-25-2019, 09:14 AM
(Quintus) Pilus Prior
badmoon692008's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Neenah, WI
Posts: 2,222
Rep Power: 1

Awards Showcase
Extraordinary Ride 
Total Awards: 1

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?
Islandboy and jkraft like this.

Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle - Hunter S. Thompson
I just mı̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̸̨ade you wipe your screen.
-2009 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Race Bike
-2007 Honda 919
-1995 Nighthawk 750 (Tboned)
-1983 KZ 440 (Sold)
badmoon692008 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 03-25-2019, 09:58 AM
Isaiah Wright's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 45
Rep Power: 1
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")
Islandboy likes this.

Isaiah Wright is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 03-26-2019, 07:07 PM
Bigdaa's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Goleta, California
Posts: 17,128
Rep Power: 1

ďIn my opinion, the M1 rifle is the greatest battle implement ever devised.Ē
General George S. Patton
Bigdaa is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 03-27-2019, 08:05 AM
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 19
Rep Power: 1
no accounting for taste

jkraft is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 03-27-2019, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
Pilus Posterior
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 2,162
Rep Power: 1
Originally Posted by jkraft View Post
no accounting for taste
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.

KarlJay is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 03-27-2019, 07:41 PM
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 671
Rep Power: 1
This is probably what he started with.

I prefer mine.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1954.jpg (312.8 KB, 28 views)
Dario_hawk likes this.

Sniper-x is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 04-09-2019, 03:12 PM
Milites Gregarius
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Jamaica, NY
Posts: 140
Rep Power: 1
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...

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

steev is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome