Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pimped Up Motorbike

We saw this bike while out for a walk in the morning.



Over here, not everybody can afford cars but most people have a motorbike. I'm not referring to those huge rumbling biker gang type motorbikes, just scooters (think vespas).

Anyway, whether a person here owns a bike or a car, most of them cherish it as their most valuable possession. And I mean 'cherish' as in 'loving and adoring' it every single day for its entire lifespan. Not just the first few weeks when its new. I'm always seeing people cleaning and polishing their bikes or cars. It doesn't seem to matter how old or new it is, they really take pride in its cleanliness and shininess. The only time when I don't see this behavior is when the person owns a truck. Those seem to always be left dirty.

I've no idea who the owner of this motorbike is. I do wonder if it belongs to a person who can't yet afford a car but has a bit of extra cash to splash out here instead. The bike looks a little feminine to me but I'm pretty sure that the owner (and rider) is a guy. Its only the guys who would put so much work into a motorbike. Would he then give it to his wife/girlfriend/daughter?

9 comments:

Bilbo said...

Germans tend to be that way about their cars...they are forever lovingly washing and waxing and polishing them. One of the worst things you can do in Germany is ding another car with your door as you open it - that's a common thing in America and most people don't even think about it, but a German will get hysterical and challenge you to a duel.

zero_zero_one said...

That is a sweet, sweet bike...

Nap Warden said...

Wow, that is one pimped out ride!

Kellan said...

These are a great idea and should be driven more here with the price of gas and all!

Have a good day - Kellan

Jean-Luc Picard said...

With the petrol/gas prices the way they are, a scooter might be seen as very logical.

Mike said...

I'm starting to see more of them in the St. Louis area with gas at $4.00 a gallon.

egan said...

What makes it look feminine to you? Is it the colors or just the level of modifications?

Amanda said...

I think its that storage compartment at the back that makes me think its feminine.

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