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« on: June 27, 2015, 11:40:05 am »

Interesting up to a point, but ugly and no doubt stupendously expensive. I can't really think of a reason to own one of these apart from attending some hipster steampunk meeting.

The article seems to have been written by someone with no knowledge of motorcycle engineering or command of the English language, but it will have to do for now.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/goodwood-festival-of-speed/11633523/Bienville-Legacy-four-cylinder-bike-to-be-unveiled-at-Goodwood.html

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p146/Aero65/Bienville_zps0i2g7k9n.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2015, 08:49:15 pm »

JT Nesbitt is my neighbor in New Orleans. He is a true Renaissance man-- his interests are wide-ranging, his skill set impressive. These bikes were part of a project to make a high-end, 'bespoke' type motorcycle. The majority of this was hand-made, by him. Whether we, or the the motorcycle establishment, like or dislike, doesn't really matter in this realm. Others' inability to understand his vision and the way he brought this project to life, are irrelevant to him.   Shrug  These bikes were not built to be for sale at our local dealer- they were built to be process in and of themselves, and to push the envelope.

I'm really glad he went to Goodwood-  I imagine there were people there who 'got' it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 08:32:30 am »

Not my realm Lol
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 09:49:34 am »

Yesterday I thought I posted my comment but see that I "was distracted" and must have hit the wrong button?! Anyway, others have designed and built motorcycles similar to this. I think they do it more for design than function. If I could afford to buy/ride one, I wouldn't.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 01:05:21 pm »

Sometimes people just make something....because they can.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/custom%20bikes/honda_v12_cbx_by_andreas_georgea.htm
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2015, 01:17:50 pm »



WOW, I would ride that!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 07:36:06 pm »


JT Nesbitt is my neighbor in New Orleans. He is a true Renaissance man-- his interests are wide-ranging, his skill set impressive. These bikes were part of a project to make a high-end, 'bespoke' type motorcycle. The majority of this was hand-made, by him. Whether we, or the the motorcycle establishment, like or dislike, doesn't really matter in this realm. Others' inability to understand his vision and the way he brought this project to life, are irrelevant to him.   Shrug  These bikes were not built to be for sale at our local dealer- they were built to be process in and of themselves, and to push the envelope.

I'm really glad he went to Goodwood-  I imagine there were people there who 'got' it.


Well said.

JT Nesbitt was one of the key designers/builders for Confederate M/C. He has a brilliant mind.

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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2015, 07:50:15 pm »

Another one...

http://pgmv8.com.au
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 05:59:39 am »


Another one...

http://pgmv8.com.au


That's more like it...still not my cup of tea style wise, but not bad...and 334hp. What's not to love? Wish I could have one here! Lucky Aussies! I don't see a price, so chances are if you have to ask you can't afford it.
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 08:32:34 am »

Put me down as someone that doesn't totally "get it", but I appreciate the effort and the desire to try different things just for the heck of it.  I never really got Confederate motorcycles either, and don't really understand the pull some feel for Motus.  But I do enjoy the whole hipster/customs motorcycle scene up to a point and don't judge other's designs only based on how I use a motorcycle.  For me personally, a motorcycle that performs as a sporttouring motorcycle as good as it looks is the best thing, but I do usually value function over form.
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2015, 08:43:22 pm »


Another one...

http://pgmv8.com.au


Sweet Lord!  Hope to see some more info on this one.

Regarding my earlier post,  JT Nesbitt is no longer my neighbor. The rent on the old firehouse next door became way beyond onerous, so he has moved up to St. Claude Avenue. Fortunately, I can still run into him at Molly's At The Market and gaze at his notebook while he expounds upon ideers. The world is a better place for dreamers/doers like these.
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