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Bill and Ted's excellent motorcycle

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    Bill and Ted's excellent motorcycle

    Story: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/...ts-first-bike/
    Website: http://archmotorcycle.com
    For $78k, I think I expect more.

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    It knows kung fu and it can't go less than 55 or it'll explode.

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    Machining the gas tank from a 550 lbs. block of aluminum is where I bet a lot of the money went.

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    Re: Bill and Ted's excellent motorcycle

    SO it's kind of like a Confederate, but not as weird or cool, but just as expensive anyway.

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    Meh.....

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    Not just another chopper clone? How ironic that they would say that.

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    sounds like a winning strategy to me!

    step 1: do research on the motorcycle buyers that are rich (because poor people can't afford to buy what you make for them, even if they like it)

    step 2: make that bike and charge $78k

    step 3: ???

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    Step 3: Sell very few of them and file for bankruptcy protection.

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    Step 4: profit

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    Underwhelming

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    Re: Bill and Ted's excellent motorcycle

    Quote Originally Posted by rg500 View Post
    Machining the gas tank from a 550 lbs. block of aluminum is where I bet a lot of the money went.
    Doesn't seem to be too much of an advantage to this, no? Unless your goal is to make the bike prohibitively expensive without improving performance or, arguably, aesthetics.

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    Some people have too much money...

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    Re: Bill and Ted's excellent motorcycle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ductard View Post
    Doesn't seem to be too much of an advantage to this, no? Unless your goal is to make the bike prohibitively expensive without improving performance or, arguably, aesthetics.
    I thought the same thing but the website claims it's a stressed member so a typical sheet metal tank wouldn't work in that application. That being said though, the tank is 18lbs between the two halves. I find it hard to believe that a more traditional frame member plus a sheet metal tank would be any less structurally sound or anywhere near that heavy.

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    Why are there sloppy welds on this machined from giant billet masterpiece?

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    meh I was into it till I saw this old hipster on it.

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