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Bimota DB 5 Mille

Who’s here?

loudbike on The

Well, not me at Phillip Island but the Yellow Bike III (840cc 750 F1) made its debut at the island with new owner Basil in the By all accounts, bike and rider nicely and the machine performed

So I breathed a great sigh of as I read Basil’s email morning.

It’s crazy a bike like this for a guy who on the other side of the planet, but rewarding to get feedback like I the bike; it’s raw and intoxicating to -Held a line well and corners nicely. The suspension set up was perfect. It sounds magnificent and miss a beat.

Where’s my flying car?

2014 and I still don’t a flying car.-

Or a household or a teleporter for that matter.-

We have smart phones so we can selfies and type barely messages of dubious importance our thumbs while we eat, walk and socialize. We check out at the store, pump our own gas (and disconnected the auto-fill mechanism we drive off while texting yet earth-shatteringly important, unintelligible without returning the nozzle to the and spend countless hours with automated attendants: ENGLISH!”-

No ray guns (not necessarily a bad no space colonies, no jet packs and no flying cars.- High travel?- We suffer the tedium and of airport security overseen by TSA who couldn’t catch a cold; let a … — and then jam into a pressurized tin can with a hundred over-stressed travelers on furiously typing barely messages of dubious importance their thumbs on the personal devices.

Yes – I’m getting old…- And of old and decrepit; where’s all that that was to replace my broken and body parts?

I mean – Blade Runner was set in That’s only 5 years now and by then we were supposed to flying cars (and bad pollution, rebellious replicants and a problem).- We’re not even to realizing most of the cool people envisaged back in the Except maybe some of the stuff — but there’s a that’s gone sideways..

I my computers are way more powerful and than I ever imagined, but all power shrunk into impressively compact package and passes for hi-speed internet are being horribly degraded by the amount of badly formed scripted advertising we’re to wade through on 90% of the websites we on a daily basis.- That and the of little apps that our every move as we attempt to our way though the garbage dump was once the brave new World Web.

The future ain’t what it to be..

Unfortunately some of the visions have come to Big Brother is indeed watching us – as are Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and just about everyone with enough folding And Fukushima ’s showing us that the China Syndrome wasn’t a far-out concept after

Given my age, the future did kind of Jetsonian. and I read sci-fi to really believe teleporting, mass space and robots (“Danger, Will were going to be accessible to me in my years.- And being involved in the industry as early as 1979, I believed that computers give us such massive gains that our lives be far easier with them without.-

Yeah, it’s and I’ve become a grumpy old man about a future promised but delivered.- But you’d be bitter too if you promised a flying car.

So, what does this to do with loud, fast motorcycles?- Nothing.- There any motorcycles in my childhood vision of the

Who needs a bike when got a flying friggin’ car?

Bimota DB 5 Mille
Bimota DB 5 Mille
Bimota DB 5 Mille
Bimota DB 5 Mille


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