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    First E85 Chopper

    I had seen this before, but just came across some online photos - can't recall this being on here yet.

    Gotta say...this looks pretty sweet. Made by the folks of American Chopper. Website includes more photos and details on the chopper as well as info on the cause.

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    Re: First E85 Chopper

    Yeah they rolled out the bike right before halftime during last weeks game. I don't remember what happend in the game at the time cause that bike is sweet. I was very impressed with it and have some pictures that are somewhat closeups. Just need to develop them.


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    Re: First E85 Chopper

    Ugh....it looked much sweeter without the Farm Bureau logo on it. Why must we ruin art with company logos.



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    Atleast it is for a good cause
    (since there is no puke emoticon, I found my own)


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    Nice new avatar 22



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    Re: First E85 Chopper

    Quote Originally Posted by SlyCy View Post
    Ugh....it looked much sweeter without the Farm Bureau logo on it. Why must we ruin art with company logos.
    Yeah...really.



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    As a bike rider and home bike builder, I have to say those guys bikes have become a joke. I met them in Daytona BEFORE they were famous and they actually were good guys building rideable choppers that were unique and cool. Now all they build are ridiculous works of art, loosely associated with bikes. Each bike becomes more cartoon-like as they go along. Their custom theme bikes are over-the-top expensive (like $250,000 and up) and really can't and won't be ridden.



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    Re: First E85 Chopper

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPlainsDrifter View Post
    As a bike rider and home bike builder, I have to say those guys bikes have become a joke. I met them in Daytona BEFORE they were famous and they actually were good guys building rideable choppers that were unique and cool. Now all they build are ridiculous works of art, loosely associated with bikes. Each bike becomes more cartoon-like as they go along. Their custom theme bikes are over-the-top expensive (like $250,000 and up) and really can't and won't be ridden.
    Anyone who spends $250k on a bike probably isn't going to be riding it around anyway.

    How often do you see people drive around a Lotus, Maseratti, Lamborghini, ets.? People don't buy these kind of things to get them from point A to point B, they buy them as collector's pieces.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Anyone who spends $250k on a bike probably isn't going to be riding it around anyway.

    How often do you see people drive around a Lotus, Maseratti, Lamborghini, ets.? People don't buy these kind of things to get them from point A to point B, they buy them as collector's pieces.
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    Re: First E85 Chopper

    John Deere colors except for the blue. Is the blue symbolizing ethanol or the sky? Love the little extras in back of the front wheel. Did Gene get to drive it a little bit also?


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    Re: First E85 Chopper

    Quote Originally Posted by CyPlainsDrifter View Post
    As a bike rider and home bike builder, I have to say those guys bikes have become a joke. I met them in Daytona BEFORE they were famous and they actually were good guys building rideable choppers that were unique and cool. Now all they build are ridiculous works of art, loosely associated with bikes. Each bike becomes more cartoon-like as they go along. Their custom theme bikes are over-the-top expensive (like $250,000 and up) and really can't and won't be ridden.
    I cant blame them though, they have found that every idiot CEO wants to be on their show, and is willing to paying 250k for a bike that will permently be on display in the foyer of the office campus.



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    Re: First E85 Chopper

    I'm a car guy, but I hate it when car guys say things like you have to drive it or ride it or you suck. Great who cares. I have a couple of cars I drive and a couple of cars I don't drive. They are still cars. I only take them to shows. That's their job. To look nice. If I could afford to buy a chopper that never got used, but got me on their TV show and gave me something to take to shows I would.

    These guys make a lot of money making crazy bikes. Who cares if you can't really ride them. I'd trade jobs with them any day.

    Like Jesse James says, these cars/bikes aren't about getting from point a to point b, they are the point.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ames View Post
    I'm a car guy, but I hate it when car guys say things like you have to drive it or ride it or you suck. Great who cares. I have a couple of cars I drive and a couple of cars I don't drive. They are still cars. I only take them to shows. That's their job. To look nice. If I could afford to buy a chopper that never got used, but got me on their TV show and gave me something to take to shows I would.

    These guys make a lot of money making crazy bikes. Who cares if you can't really ride them. I'd trade jobs with them any day.

    Like Jesse James says, these cars/bikes aren't about getting from point a to point b, they are the point.
    Well, I never said you have to ride it or you suck???

    Don't get me wrong, I am happy for the wealth and fame these guys have attained, when there are so many struggling bike/car builders, but I no longer appreciate their work as bikes.... they are now merely cartoonish artwork. FWIW.



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