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We’re talking with Craig Vetter!
Who’s Craig Vetter? He’s the guy that created this!
The ubiquitous fairing of the 80s and the thing that made the Goldwing… a Goldwing. And every other bike very useful. He’s moved on from fairings and is now obsessed with improving fuel-economy of our favorite mode of transport. And he’s inspired a lot of other mad-scientist types to be equally obsessed. How obsessed? Enough to hold Vetter Fuel Economy Challenges! What’s the challenge? In Craig’s words:
The goal is to develop motorcycles that can:
- Go 70 mph
- Into a 30 mph headwind
- With a useful load
- In great comfort
- (Being the first choice of vehicles in garage)
- Consuming the least fuel in dollars and cents
The next challenge is right around the corner! May 4th at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, CA. Check out the stories and pics on past challenges on Craig’s page: http://craigvetter.com/ under the Fuel Economy section. You can clearly tell this is his passion when you listen to him talk to us about!
Project bike: The ad’s already down, but here’s the copy:
Selling a 1973 Suzuki GT550 project bike. Overall condition is rough but does have potential. The bike is complete minus the following: Missing, tank, sidecovers, headlight & ears, airbox and carbs. The exhaust is rusted out and not usable. I DO HAVE THE INDIANA TITLE FOR THIS BIKE! The motor turns over very nice and compression feels strong. Great start for a project or use these parts to finish yours. Price is $300 OBO, thanks. Call or text ###-###-####. I can try and get some pics later this evening if interested. The bikes pictured are NOT the GT550 for sale!!!! Just some motivation!
The most ballingest Ninja Ever: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=19877752 Sorry, folks, it’s already sold but check this ad copy:
2004 Kawasaki Ninja 250 with 16,000 gently, loved miles.
Has a clean title. $3,000.
Read on for more McKickAss details.
The wait is over. The most ballingest motorcycle ever is finally on the market. This one-of-a-kind Kawasaki Ninja 250 kicks ass and it takes names.
That’s a double whammy.
This well-maintained beauty was bottle-fed a diet of oil and lube, carefully raised and housed entirely within the garage.
Why ride some boring old stock Ninja 250 when you can ride this hottie?
Features? Yeah, it’s got `em. Like how about it comes in custom metallic, get-rich-or-die-tryin’ yellow.
Yellow = the new whatever color you want.
Yellow = mother natures warming device.
MPG? Uh-huh! 50+ in the city. 65+ on the interstate.
It has a whopping 4.8 gallon tank.
So get out there and explore, Magellan.
Air Condition? Check. Keep cool, my brother.
It has the best a/c on the planet.
The faster you ride, the stronger it blows.
Cruise Control? Oh most definitely. Don’t be like everyone else on the freeway with their stop-slow-and-go driving. Lock this baby in at 80 – Utah’s real speed limit – and save on the MPGuzzle.
Power brakes? Power steering? That’s a fatty mcfatty yes.
You have the power in your arms as you flex those guns and show them to the ladies.
It’s even got after market privacy windshield so you can do whatever the eff you want as you blitz past zombies on the freeway. You’ll be chillin’ behind a dark smoke windshield of comfort and maintaining the mystique and mystery that comes naturally when you own a Ninja 250.
After market, annoy the neighbors, chrome exhaust pipes?
You know it, and two of them to really announce your presence.
Vinyl posterior seating position?
I’ll say, because true luxury is a seat that feels smooth on your butt.
Zippy 6-speed tranny?
McLovin’ to the max. This bike has new tires, chain, sprockets and bulbs, plus a complete service package that included spark plugs, oil, valve adjustments, tightened cables and a good lube job that’ll put a smile on anyone’s face.
This baby has been pimped and worthy of display like a Clydesdale show horse. It rolls with custom made “Kawasaki Ninja” metallic graphics. These shine so brightly at night that hunters look twice in fear of your reflection when other headlights light you up.
And before you ask, no you’re not dreaming – yes, those are green LED lights for awesome night-time riding. And yes, you want this bike.
Freebies? You got `em. I’ll throw in the manual, tons of receipts, extra parts galore and if they fit, you can have the awesomely color coordinated helmet, jacket and gloves too. Also, if you live locally (St. George), I’ll throw in a full service package and teach you how to maintain your dope ride. That’ll save you some BIG BUCKS to buy extra frosty beverages with your lady friends.
Powered by a compact, liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine, the Ninja 250 sport bike pleases both ends of the spectrum. Seasoned riders appreciate its lightweight and cornering abilities and beginners love the low seat height and smooth power delivery. This is a great all around bike for men, women, beginners, veterans. With its sporty body and excellent secondary market value, the Ninja 250 has all the vital elements and is a perfect way to get started into motorcycling fun. Plus, this amazing piece of machinery has more character than your neighbor’s lame family van.
Bottom line: if this bike were any more advanced, it would stand up and say ‘Autobots, roll out!’ If Bumble Bee is Chevy’s new Camaro, then the stinger is this Kawasaki Ninja 250.
To see this McKickAss bike in person contact David at xxx-xxx-xxx.
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