Poll

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Which of these takes your fancy?

No 23
6 (9.8%)
No 4
10 (16.4%)
California Dreamin
14 (23%)
Wart Hog
4 (6.6%)
Lean and Mean
7 (11.5%)
Spanish Delight
3 (4.9%)
Skeletor
6 (9.8%)
Shades of grey
11 (18%)

Total Members Voted: 52

Voting closed: May 01, 2013, 20:39

Author Topic: Bike of the Month-Motoplast  (Read 22369 times)

Offline Scrumpy

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Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« on: April 11, 2013, 20:39 »
Some of you guys seem to be missing BOM. So in true Blue Peter fashion here is one I made earlier.

Happy voting

Scrumpy

For more shots that didn't get posted check out this link: https://picasaweb.google.com/112177173633076732546/Motoplast02#


Some shots from the track.



Option 1: No 23



Option 2: No 4







Option 3: California Dreamin



Option 4: Wart Hog




Option 5: Lean and Mean





Option 6: Spanish Delight





Option 7: Skeletor


Option 8: Shades of Grey

« Last Edit: April 11, 2013, 20:42 by Scrumpy »

Offline Poffer

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 20:46 »
Bloody hell Scrumpy - what a choice. It's like going into a bar full of ugly birds  :o

Think I will have to vote after I have had a few pints  :laugh:

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 21:03 »
None of them? :o

Somehow, each and every one looks wrong in at least one way or another... ::)

Reckon I'll need a beer or 7 myself, cheers Pete! (cheers)

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Offline Tom Eatman

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 21:50 »
They might be wierd and quirky but the're all still much better than those goofy chopper things that won't die and permantly disappear. Still look better than a lot of the new junk on today's roads.

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 21:59 »
iNTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE JETTING/FLOAT BOWLS WORK IN THE CARBS IN #5, stupid caps lock sorry.....

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 22:09 »
one more hideous than the other, but the first one is from the belgian importer, so that takes out from tha anonimous lumps of melted lava around world's greatest looking engine.

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 22:31 »
In person, California Dreaming is actually a nice looking bike. I shot the top picture of it and am the guy leaning down toward the bike in the 2nd. Something about the Motoplast though...I like the frames but it seems really hard to get a decent set of clothes on it.
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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 23:06 »
HMMMM. Jury's out for the moment.

Offline motoddrob

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 00:47 »
Agree with Scott, nice looking frame but the clothes don't do it for me. Ugly tank shapes too. I'll also need several beers to decide which to vote for :o

Seems that there are a couple of different frames shapes, how many variations were made?
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 00:53 by motoddrob »
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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 02:49 »
Option 7: Skeletor, the best looking of the lot, bar the fairing and handlebars .... looks like the front wheel is fitted backwards, isn't it?.

I'm rather attracted to the the orange on orange!
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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 03:30 »
Thought I'd post this up. This is California Dreaming, shot back in the '80s at a bike show in Santa Barbara, CA.


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Offline Vince

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 05:20 »
Having a low seat high probably is a good idea,lower centre of gravity but it must make a comfortable riding position bloody hard to achieve and even harder to get a flowing look  to the bodywork.The last pic defiantly has a better perspective,and then you see the end of the seat..
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 05:22 by Vince »

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2013, 06:05 »
Dress it in BLACK 4 me  :-*

Doesnt look as Fugly in black , unlike the Red or Orange   :o  :o

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2013, 08:45 »
I'm with Tom! way better than all those Frankenbikes and fugly modern abominations ;D

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Re: Bike of the Month-Motoplast
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 11:52 »
I think it's the angles of the tops of the tank and seat unit that give the squatting dog look.
I know it's function over style but a few mesh infill panels for the frame fronts would help the esthetics
without changing the actual structures.
I do like Skeletor in a sort of tube fest sort of style.