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Old 11-11-2012, 12:16 PM
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It looks like a model -- made of clay-molded pieces stuck together and not smoothed-out yet. I guess it is the Transformers influence. Just too many distinct pieces.

By contrast, a Triumph Bonneville looks like a master's work of art, but their own Tiger Explorer looks similar to the Caponord. What is it with Adventure bike styling anyway?
BMW was the first to come out with a "beak" on the GS series. I guess everybody else just decided to follow suit with their own version of a "beak."

I guess adventure touring styling has taken over from the old dual sport moniker, since that term seems to now refer more to the more dirt oriented bikes like the KLR's, Drz's, etc. I think it's more of a styling statement that seems to have gained popularity lately. A lot of those bikes have no business going off road, but hey, it's cool to look like it.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:57 AM
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BMW was the first to come out with a "beak" on the GS series. I guess everybody else just decided to follow suit with their own version of a "beak."
The DR BIG was the first production "beak bike".


Before that the NSU racing bikes..

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