False Neutral #25: Bold New Graphics! Part 1

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Pete, Eric and Garrett are all in attendance this week. After we discuss the current (and prospective) contents of our garages, we explore motorcycle graphics in response to a listener suggestion: production paint schemes, factory race liveries, and various motorcycle makers’ iconic graphic signatures. This episode is on the shorter side for us, but with the overwhelming number of motorcycles we talk about, I thought it best to split it; there are nearly twenty photos of bikes below as it is, and that was a conservative listing! This week we concentrate mostly on Japanese sport bikes and dirt bikes, before moving to European bikes and cruisers next week.

As mentioned in the podcast, be sure to check out the super-duper awesome “I ♥ Sundown Stripes” Facebook group.

My 2010 Hooniverse obituary for Molly Sanders can be found here: Molly Sanders: The guy who programmed your brain

False Neutral – Bold New Graphics! Part 1

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Except where noted in the captions, images are standard press kit/website photos used courtesy of the respective manufacturers.

Yamaha XJ550 Maxim
Yamaha XJ550R Seca
(Photographer unknown)
Honda CTX700N
Pete’s Mower Welding Repair
2010 Honda VT750 Shadow RS
(Photo from Craigslist)
FN25-06 2011
2011 Honda VT750 Shadow RS
(Image courtesy motorcycles.about.com)
1988 Honda VTR250 Interceptor
1989 Honda VTR250 Interceptor
1990 Honda VTR250
HRC logo
2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary Edition
1984 Yamaha XT600 Tenere, an example of Yamaha’s red-and-white dirt bike period.
2006 Yamaha YZ250F
Molly Sander’s Buick Turbo 6 logo
Molly Sanders & His “track stripe” FJ
2013 Honda CBR600RR Repsol
Honda NSR250R SP Rothmans

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3 responses to “False Neutral #25: Bold New Graphics! Part 1”

  1. Mark Thompson Avatar
    Mark Thompson

    I have an ’06 FJR with it stock paint job– a very nice, but kind of bland blue & gray. That speed block yellow is maybe not appropriate for a bike like an FJR, but it looks cool nonetheless.

  2. ninjabortion Avatar

    This has been my handle since I was a wee lad, never bothered changing it. I like that if folks are offended by the name alone maybe they might write me off and not bother trying to talk to me. Way off on the stunting, but spot on with the pajamas in the mall comment. My rule is if the pants have pockets I can wear them outside. I generally only get pajamas pants as gifts and they know my rules, so if you don’t wanna see me out and about in em, they better not have pockets. I just got done restoring my 86 VFR, luckily they didn’t sell the 16’s in RWB or i might be on the hook for a bike payment… http://i.imgur.com/tRBbv4C.jpg

    1. Jeff Baysinger Avatar
      Jeff Baysinger

      I know and rather admire this meat bag IRL. What he doesn’t mention is that the handle has nothing to do with sport bikes, rather the kung-fu method of natal termination. Jammies in the mall sounds about right, picture an aspiring Lebowski in his early 30s and you’re half way there. That said, he’s more ATGATT than I am, and his classic VFR is the stuff that dreams are made of. Hey, he has an anniversary coming up – 10/3 marks a year on motorcycles, and he hasn’t even been killed once!

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