Has Homer Simpson been designing cars again?
Planes don’t count! They’ve got the whole ‘huge scale death from above’ thing going on, which immediately renders them too cool for any objective assessment of aesthetics
Shall we discuss Harley Davidson? Surely the worlds greatest surviving example of selling stone age, hideously ugly pig-iron to gullible half-wits for laughable sums of money?Posted 4 years agowillardMember
“American-made vehicles with two/four wheels” is what the man said…
I’ve just been looking at the Google image results for “American made cars” and for the life of me I can’t find anything that is really that good looking. The AC Cobra was nearly there, but it just looks too muscular to be really attractive and when you compare to something like a Ferrari 250 GT California or a 250 GTO it just looks like something that ran off the road right into the ugly truckstop to get a full tank of ugly and some new ugly tyres.
I mean, tell this is not a thing of beauty:
Posted 4 years ago
if we took into account all the things that were created/conceived of/designed here, then exploited to huge commercial gain elsewhere, the list would be hooooooge!
that’s true but I was referring specifically to the AC because it was being touted as a good ‘American design’ when it really isn’t in any shape or form an American design.Posted 4 years ago
No more antiquated than a Triumph, or many other motorbikes for that matter.
Are you seriously suggesting that Harley Davidsons are in the same bracket as a modern Japanese superbike. I know they cost about the same. In fact the Harley will be more expensive. And they both have 2 wheels. But I think the similarity ends there
You can have this agricultural monstrosity for a snip af £16 grand
or this for 4 grand less
Anyone who even has to think about that for more than a millisecond needs their bumps feelingPosted 4 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
The Americans are designing some good looking cars at the moment
I drove a SRX last time. It was pretty good looking if you like SUVs
Out there tomorrow to the US – I’ll keep my eyes open for good looking cars.Posted 4 years ago
Thing is, its ok to take your styling tips off something from a by-gone era, if that era produced a true design classic.
But Harley Davidsons have always looked like an assortment of left over scafolding poles carelessly welded around an engine sourced from an old industrial pump. And in line with every other American automotive product, handle like a fully laden supertankerPosted 4 years agowillardMember
That Harley Vs R1 decision has caused quite a bit of discussion in the office, with a pretty even split between people. Personally, I’d go for the R1, but some people think the Harley would be cooler.
What I want to know though is when someone is going to build a bike as awesome as either a Tron Lightcycle, or Akira’s motorbike.Posted 4 years ago
A lightcycle you say?
apologies for the fail link.Posted 4 years agofd3chrisMember
Binners you do talk some automotive crap! It’s obvious you hate American cars/bikes but to say they all handle like tankers is very ignorant. I could take you out in my friends 2012 vet and take you around corners so fast in the thing you would s*** yourself. Remember most of these cars were designed for totally different roads to ours and its only lately they have been trying to sell competitively in our market and even then not strongly.Posted 4 years ago
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