Biggest complaint is that BSA was never an Indian company like Royal Enfield. Vague styling clues, disc brakes, modern cockpit, et cetera. Apparently thinks a Gold Star has to be mastered but then, obviously too young to have ridden one. Any "retro" bike is going to be water cooled for emissions, disc brakes for stopping, electronics for reliability so all you will have is the name and vague styling clues. What else is there?
The commentator is [and he sometimes alludes to this] a bit naive, but essentially what he says is right. The modern retro bikes are not faithful copies of earlier versions. Nor should they be, nor can they be, they will never be. So is it a disappointment? if so then buy an original...............if not then retro can be yours. Many younger generations have no idea how to throw spanners around a workshop. We that can are a dying breed!!!!
Well the fact that he spends the first 4 minutes talking about himself says it all Like a lot of the modern generation his video is all about ME . Without having riden either the what is he babbleing on about ? Less than no knowledge of Gold Stars other than what he reads on face book Tiny Tanks ? Has he never seen the 3 gallon, 4 gallon or even a Lyta which was regulation for the cafe racer set . Lots of fluff to make the video bigger and sound like he knows some thing which he obviously does not. Like quite a few of the modern generation, he has no idea about style and no style of his own so want to pinch some thing from ages past . And after all of his raving he actually says nothing other than he does not like it He should be writing political speeches and leave motorcycles to people who know motorcycles
Maybe they can make it konk out every once in a while. Also, make the brakes underpowered. Add some oil leaks. Give it inadequate filtration for the oil. A gas tank leak would be nostalgic. Give it good vibration in the grips. Kick back through the carb on occasion.
my 18 year old son mostly rides the 2007 250 ninja. he makes a point of standing next to the bike and starting it with a button whenever we ride together.
then he looks at me as if i should be ashamed.
My 18 year old better not look at me as if I should be ashamed if he's riding my damn motorcycle.....He better have a "Thanks, Dad" vibe going.....!
He does.... trust me... When we were " walkin' the baby" 40' feet apart this past May, on some tight twisty roads, I was grinning in my helmet, knowing the torch was passed. he was enjoying this at a level that only some get to. Well done, Dad.
well at least the chap in the video didn't refer to everything as 'amazing' like those of his age range do for everthang from a cup o coffee to an orgasm with their 'partner' i never seen/heard so many amazed people in my life
When you have less than no understanding of anything everything is Amazing