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(Wired)   The strangest motorcycle in the world is the Austrian Johammer J1, with no gauges or dials, just displays in the mirrors, hub-centre steering, design based on a cuttlefish and 14hp from an electric motor. It costs more than $30,000 and you'd buy one   (wired.com) divider line 60
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2014-05-15 07:32:54 AM  
www.movieactors.com
 
2014-05-15 08:41:14 AM  
wallpaper.metalship.org
 
2014-05-15 08:41:18 AM  
...and you'd buy one

Nope.
 
2014-05-15 08:42:30 AM  
No, subby, I would not.  Not when there are so many better options already out there:
http://www.brammo.com/empulse/
http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/
http://motoczysz.com/motorcycles/e1pc_2012
 
2014-05-15 08:43:32 AM  
It weighs 400lbs and has 14hp? I'm pretty sure I could outrun it with a brisk jog.
 
2014-05-15 08:46:17 AM  
Does it come with 29,900$ taped under the seat?

No sale.
 
2014-05-15 08:49:12 AM  
Isn't this a repeat?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-05-15 08:49:34 AM  
Does it come with the girl?
 
2014-05-15 08:49:37 AM  
fark no I would not. And I ride every day.

/2013 Bonneville
 
2014-05-15 08:52:08 AM  

Cormee: Isn't this a repeat?


Yes. And it is also a repeat.
 
2014-05-15 08:53:12 AM  
Ugly, no windshield, don't see any cargo areas, no backrest...nope

/old guy. Touring bikes for me
//and a hopped up Sportster for bar hopping.
 
2014-05-15 08:55:03 AM  
No no no.

Hand me my flamethrower......
 
2014-05-15 08:56:44 AM  
front wheel drive? better handling in the snow I guess.
 
2014-05-15 08:58:38 AM  
I wouldn't buy one the last time it was posted, not going to buy one now.  Why does FARK keep begging us to buy the worst thing on the road, ever?
 
2014-05-15 09:05:57 AM  

KidneyStone: Ugly, no windshield, don't see any cargo areas, no backrest...nope

/old guy. Touring bikes for me
//and a hopped up Sportster for bar hopping.


sharp knees!
 
2014-05-15 09:07:37 AM  
www.wired.com

I'm thinking that's just a Sybian with wheels and a handle bar.
 
2014-05-15 09:08:47 AM  
That's what she was hoping anyway.
 
2014-05-15 09:11:19 AM  
For some reason, this quote comes to mind:

Ken Thompson has an automobile which he helped design. Unlike most automobiles, it has neither speedometer, nor gas gauge, nor any of the numerous idiot lights which plague the modern driver. Rather, if the driver makes any mistake, a giant "?" lights up in the center of the dashboard. "The experienced driver", he says, "will usually know what's wrong.

For those of you who aren't computer types:  Ken Thompson was one of the principle designers of the
Unix operating system (the model which Linus Torvalds stole from was inspired by when he designed
Linux), and Unix is justifiably legendary for the uninformative terseness of its error messages.
 
2014-05-15 09:15:06 AM  
Paging repeat tag to geek tab.
Paging repeat tag to geek tab.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:12 AM  
Well subby, while it's unique, it's completely useless. Thing looked like it might be hitting about 30 mph, scooter speed, but not $32,000 motorcycle speed.

And that video sure as fark isn't going to win anyone over. What was it, like 7 seconds of the motorcycle? No look at these mirror based displays? No focus on the 'hub centered steering'? 7 seconds of the thing tooliing by slightly faster than my car would roll downhill?

They showed me nothing to get excited about with this bike, other then the fact that the design is unique. But, I've seen some unique cars, too...

www.barnorama.com
 
2014-05-15 09:22:57 AM  
 
2014-05-15 09:24:45 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.wired.com image 660x439]

I'm thinking that's just a Sybian with wheels and a handle bar.


Whelp, just lol'd in class. Thanks for that
 
2014-05-15 09:30:14 AM  
Man, now I want to buy it just to piss off all of you opinionated old men.
 
2014-05-15 09:30:37 AM  

grinding_journalist: Superior:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTT_Turbine_Superbike


While that is an awesome piece of engineering, the practicality of that bike is limited by the fact that the input lag on throttle is measured in seconds.  If you have no immediate intention of killing yourself, then that bike is pretty much limited to the drag strip.
 
2014-05-15 09:30:47 AM  

KidneyStone: Ugly, no windshield, don't see any cargo areas, no backrest...nope

/old guy. Touring bikes for me
//and a hopped up Sportster for bar hopping.


Heh...I'm not sure you need a windshield if the top speed is "fast jog"....

/kinda like the styling and no-gauges thing, though
 
2014-05-15 09:30:55 AM  
That's gonna sell about as well as this.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-15 09:32:14 AM  
i560.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-15 09:33:02 AM  

lmxloco: ...and you'd buy one

Nope.

 
2014-05-15 09:34:18 AM  
Ugly and if the youtube video is any indication, it sounds like a segway with a bearing problem.
 
2014-05-15 09:40:54 AM  

Fish in a Barrel: lmxloco: ...and you'd buy one

Nope.


Nope
 
2014-05-15 09:42:34 AM  
...Gary?  What have they done to you?
 
2014-05-15 09:43:09 AM  
TETSUOOOOOOO!
 
2014-05-15 09:43:37 AM  

Whiskey Dickens: Man, now I want to buy it just to piss off all of you opinionated old men.


I just don't like people telling me what my opinion is.  But hey, if you want to blow $35k to try to piss me off, go for it.
 
2014-05-15 09:59:44 AM  

bikerbob59: Fish in a Barrel: lmxloco: ...and you'd buy one

Nope.

Nope

 
2014-05-15 10:01:03 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.wired.com image 660x439]

I'm thinking that's just a Sybian with wheels and a handle bar.

 
I'm envisioning your mouse smoking, as you furiously click it to open Photoshop.
 
2014-05-15 10:03:53 AM  
No gauges?!  Who the hell thinks that's a good idea?  How the hell do you tell when the charge is getting low?

/Did not RTFA
//Would much rather have a Britten
 
2014-05-15 10:05:53 AM  
No, no I woldnt.

93 miles on a charge and then you are stuck wherever you have stopped for 8 hours while you wait for the batteries to recharge.

Hell no.

/A sybian maybe, but not for that price.
 
2014-05-15 10:07:51 AM  

fluffy2097: That's gonna sell about as well as this.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x610]


If they add that Sybian option as someone already mentioned, half of the population just made room in their garage for one of these.
 
2014-05-15 10:17:46 AM  

Uncle Tractor: [i560.photobucket.com image 640x480]


I smell a photoshop contest.
 
2014-05-15 10:18:22 AM  
image.shutterstock.com
 
2014-05-15 10:25:56 AM  
Looks overpriced and cheezy.

/Would not buy.
 
2014-05-15 10:26:56 AM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: No gauges?!  Who the hell thinks that's a good idea?  How the hell do you tell when the charge is getting low?

/Did not RTFA
//Would much rather have a Britten


Britten was taken from the motorycling world far too soon.
 
2014-05-15 10:33:37 AM  
Design based on a cuttlefish, eh.

Was this the creator?

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-05-15 10:35:19 AM  
...and you'd buy one

s28.postimg.org

Like hell I will.
 
2014-05-15 10:39:39 AM  
So Wired just republishes old stories and new? At least change the headline
 
2014-05-15 10:43:01 AM  

Psylence: Dr Jack Badofsky: No gauges?!  Who the hell thinks that's a good idea?  How the hell do you tell when the charge is getting low?

/Did not RTFA
//Would much rather have a Britten

Britten was taken from the motorycling world far too soon.


Agreed.
 
2014-05-15 10:43:40 AM  
The author of TFA is a full-on loon.

The idiotic headline says the thing was "inspired by drug use".  Then later in TFA they say it was inspired by a cuttlefish!

W. T. F. ???????
 
2014-05-15 11:02:16 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: For some reason, this quote comes to mind:

Ken Thompson has an automobile which he helped design. Unlike most automobiles, it has neither speedometer, nor gas gauge, nor any of the numerous idiot lights which plague the modern driver. Rather, if the driver makes any mistake, a giant "?" lights up in the center of the dashboard. "The experienced driver", he says, "will usually know what's wrong.

For those of you who aren't computer types:  Ken Thompson was one of the principle designers of the
Unix operating system (the model which Linus Torvalds stole from was inspired by when he designed
Linux), and Unix is justifiably legendary for the uninformative terseness of its error messages.


Sounds familiar...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-15 11:04:00 AM  
A Hideous-Beautiful Electric Motorcycle Inspired by Drug Use

There...fixed FTA Headline.

She's riding that farking thing backerds...

www.wired.com
 
2014-05-15 11:24:26 AM  

lmxloco: ...and you'd buy one

Nope.

 
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