I'm an architect -- it's an occupational hazard that we tend to get hung up with the looks of things... judging books by their cover etc.
I'm 49, though, and started exploring solutions that work brilliantly regardless of how they look. It's cathatic. I now drive a Subaru Baja, which is about as ugly a vehicle as you can have -- but it's a terrific fit for my life. It doesn't do much exceptionally well, but overall, it's very useful.
There isn't really another bike like the V-Strom on the market: inexpensive, durable, customizable, standard - upright seating position, long range capability, smooth, quiet, and adaptable to a wide range of needs. Ergo, it's beautiful.
Last edited by Packa-strom; 01-07-2007 at 05:06 PM.