This is my boss’s motorcycle. I jokingly asked him if he stole it off Batman.
By - JOISCARA
What bike is that ?
I'm pretty sure it's [this bike](https://devindiegodesigns.com/#/hawaii/) from DD Designs.
Damn that is a sexy bike, good find!
If you think that's neat, you should check out this bike I saw on reddit!
That fat rear tire is slightly off center. By slightly I mean like an inch or two lol
Can’t unsee it
How much is it?
It’s a Harley Davidson 1250 but I have no idea what’s up with that rear wheel.
“I want a tire so wide I don’t need a kickstand”
Kinda reminds me of Akira motos
The TMNT one at the end with the horse really got me good
you miss the giant cat? lol
I guess so lol. I think it was the animation style that made the horse look goofier to me.
That was way longer than I expected it to be. And I'm okay with that.
that's what she said
Officer Jenny wore it best
She even had the "deal with it" shades on lol
Yu-Gi-Oh seems to have moved away from the cards recently
Card games on motorcycles!
If by recently you mean over a decade ago.
I know what the D stands for in Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds, don’t watch it.
IT'S TIME.... TO F F F F FUEL!
Isn't there one in ff7 too?
I seriously am not trying to mock but this looks like a dildo on wheels.
Don't be disgusting. Can't a guy just admire a bit of glistening chrome, perfectly-molded vulcanized rubber, well-oiled gears, thrusting pistons, a smooth shaft is anybody else horny?
Is it wrong that what bugs me about this is the fact no one is counter-steering with the slide?
Looks like Fujiko from Lupin III is at least.
**A K I R A !**
#KANEDA!! Why do you always have to try and save me!!
S H **A K I R A !**
(Her psychic powers don't lie)
Them tires don’t lie.
"Bono, my tyres, they're a lie."
And it probably costs the same as my car
Possibly more. When I was a valet a guy asked about how safe it was parking his Merc SUV with covered & locked 2 bike trailer outside the hotel. I said yeah your car is safe. He said I wasn't talking about the car it's worth maybe 60k, the 2 bikes in the trailer are worth a lot more!
When they asked OPs boss how wide a rear tire he wanted. He probably replied with, "Yes."
\*starts moving hands apart\*
"Tell me when sir"
Like me when I go to the Olive Garden and they say, "tell me when" as they grind cheese into my soup.
I dont say, "when" until the grinder is empty.
I watched a video to make gumbo. One guy asked how much pepper to grind. The other guy asked if his arm was tired. No? Not enough
Get another and keep going
Is that good, Sir?
DID I STUTTER!?
Haha, I'm the poor version of that. I have an old high mileage car that I carry a few very high end bicycles on, def can quadruple the value of my car. Luckily I can roll them into my hotel room
On the freeway today, I saw a guy with an absolute beat up 90s car. The bike carrier hitch was worth more than the car, and held what looked like a $12k mountain ebike. Guy had his priorities straight.
Throughout much of my life I've had more wrapped up in bicycles than automobiles.
My boss used to have a Honda Ruckus. I showed him pictures of them with longer swing arms and fat tires. He loved it! So he sold it and bought one that was already done up. The one he bought had like a car tire on it (90° sidewall, no curve). So it could literally sit there without a kickstand. He ended up selling it because it rode/handled like shit.
Would it still ride/handle like shit if it is only the back tire that is fat?
Yes, although it's more the shape that matters, a bike with a fat round tyre will lean, a bike with a skinny square tyre won't
Yeahhhh he should never bother with bikes again if he didn't know a car tire was going to kill the handling due to not being able to lean and roll side to side
and yet there are a whole community of people, "Dark Siders", who absolutely SWEAR by it.
It appears to be swollen. Probably an infection, but I'm no mechanic.
Bike looks awesome, but also extremely awkward/uncomfortable to drive..or am I wrong here?
Also props to your boss ~~as it seems like these bikes aren't even publicly for sale yet~~!
Turning radius like a school bus
He’s 5‘9“, the only caveat he’s got, he has to lean forward all the way to grab the handles.
He said he’ll only use it for cruises and not really long distance drives.
I don't think it'd be terrible with rear-set pegs, but the forward controls mean you pretty much have to taco yourself to ride it.
I don't know anything about riding motorcycles, but doesn't that position hurt your neck after a while, with your back leaned forward but keeping your head up to see ahead?
I switch between upper body support using your back muscles, holding yourself up or your wrists, and laying on the tank for long rides. I always have gotten tired doing that, no so much looking forward. If I couldn't look forward it's beyond time to take a break
Harley Davidson in a nutshell, overpriced, uncomfortable, don't handle well, aren't really that fast.
I hear the new ones have a magnet on the back to catch any falling bolts.
For real tho, my Japanese bikes have been great. I'm skeptical to ever buy a Harley.
Well, Harley Davidson are probably the worst foreign made bikes out there.
I'm on my 3rd Yamaha and have never- not once- had any problems with any of them. They just WORK.
I had an SV650S that also worked great.
My Harley friends are always "Working on the bike this weekend"
It takes time to get more chrome plated plastic logos removed, chromed and replaced. Then strips of leather tassels on the handlebars so it looks like a girls bike from the 80s. And leather fringe on every saddle bag so it looks like a bad impression of a Pocahontas deer skin outfit.
I was at an Indian dealership yesterday and saw a Chief that had at least 2 full cows worth of leather and fringes every-fucking-where. Even on the floor boards along the edges. Then I noticed the paint work on the tank.
So much cringe.
Q: What do hound dogs and Harley’s have in common?
A: They both spend a lot of time riding around in the back of trucks...
Hey now, it's not nice to rag on Harley. Did you know that 99% of all Harleys EVER MADE are still on the road today?
The other 1% made it back home without breaking down!
What's the difference between a Hoover and a Harley?
The dirt bag is on top of the Harley.
> Harley Davidson in a nutshell, overpriced, uncomfortable, don't handle well, aren't really that fast.
But they can mix paint like nothing you've ever seen.
If you need your garage floor to be oiled, they're good at that too
Don't forget how well they can work as an alarm clock. Not only will they wake you up, they will wake up all of your neighbors as well.
I went to a Harley demo event. Showed up on my sport bike. Sign a paper for liability and hop on whatever. I rode the smaller offerings first and they were fine. Whatever. Buddy and I were tempted by the brand new CVO road and street glides. The road glide I sat on was over $50k with all the add-ons.
I hammered the piss out of it. I took turns way too fast. I leaned what felt like way too far for the running boards. Didn't scrape once. Buddy was blasting (*blasting*) Rihanna on the one he rode cuz it had all the speakers. We had a blast.
I fucking hate Harley. I hate Harley people. I hate everything about everything surrounding Harley. Fuck it all. But damn that was fun and extremely comfortable. Would never own one though.
Hey, they tried making a reasonably priced good bike in the form of the x r 1200 and everyone hated it.
Thats' a Harley V-rod with at least 10k of aftermarket parts slapped on it.
Looks like a Harley Davison V-rod, blacked out, and has a custom swing arm to accommodate that monster of a rear tire.
Edit: nope I was wrong. Night Rod special. And that rear tire is OEM. Insanity.
Nightrod special is a vrod so dont worry.
This bike is a V-Rod. first released in 2001. The rear tire is aftermarket. a 250-300 I'd say.
The motor was co-developed with Porche. It's a liquid cooled, 4 valve, double overhead cam V @ 60°. It has a stock displacement of 1130cc. If it's this motor is 1250cc, it's possible it's an 08', it's a CVO, or they did a conversion.
kind of interested in the specifics, the Custom 1250 is not actually out yet afaik and this looks nothing like the Sportster S, even though aside from the Pan America its the only other model with the new 1250 engine. This must be heavily modified, and with that back tire i assume it is, from a stock Sportster S. Nothing lines up with the stock photos and i have not seen one in person yet but this is pretty impressive for a fairly new model.
It's a V-rod, they went out of production in 2017
Yeah was going to say this.
Also you could get that rear wheel on a few of them. (I used to work an an importer and we got them in all the time with the 280? rear)
They are great HD's to ride as its got a decent motor in it... (Made by Porsche)
I also believe they called this all black one a "Night-Rod"
Wasn’t there another version called a nite rod also
Source... my garage.
Never been a Harley guy before this, but Porsche built the motor for the vrod. Not an inch of chrome on mine. Relatively quiet for a cruiser. Ive rode sport bikes forever but just grew out of them.
It’s definitely custom.
I’ll ask him later and get back to you on that.
i just checked on my local HD dealer (i have an 883 btw) and they have not even yet received the 21 Sportster S's and the Custom 1250 (thats the tentative model name, its not even on the lineup yet) isnt even on the main HD site. now im extra interested LOL
It’s definitely custom, his wife, my boss as well, the CEO of a private medical transporter company, bought it for him through a guy at Cycle City Maui.
She told me that when she purchased it, it was literally among the line.
2000s those fat ass back tires were really popular and I remember that Orange County Choppers show always used them too. 2000s haha
VROD with a body kit, aftermarket triple tree and handlebar, and a 300mm(ish) wide tire kit.
Fucking beautiful. I’ve started a similar conversion on my 2004, I hope it turns out even half as nice.
It’s a pimped out Harley v rod
Looks like a Harley Davidson night-rod
Confirmed, DD builds are based on on V-Rod & Night Rod
HD V-Rod and it might have a 360 tire on it. I rented a V-Rod and they are fun and super fast (compared to other twin V bikes). But even with the stock tire on the rear, the width makes it feel a little funny taking slower corners. The engine was developed by Porsche.
The first HD I’ve ever wanted? Shit dude. That thing is sick.
There’s a twist, your boss IS Batman!
Sure, my boss is a 5’9” Filipino guy who’s also Batman.
*The* Batman? Maybe not. *A* Batman? Check for his Batman Inc. business cards.
Pretty sure "Batmen" was the working title of the new *The Flash* movie.
Think we're doing Flashpoint where the Flash goes so fast he ends up in alternate universes - identified by bringing the old Batmen into the DCEU.
Is this like when my parents told me there was one main Santa in the North Pole, but he sent all his worker Santas out to represent him at the malls? I think your boss might be a Mall Batman.
Mall Batman... The cross over between Batman and Mall Cop
Boy, I have not heard a ref to Morrison’s run in a while. Glad to see people are still reading him and not taking all that Batman who laughs crap
Batman Inc. was freakin' awesome.
I miss dickbats, having a happy go lucky batman and a dark and brooding robin was great.
A someone who probably won't be able to go back to the homeland for another 2 years because of how fucked the situation is there.
Goddamn, what I would not do for some duck fetus eggs right now.
As a guy who's currently living in the Philippines, I miss not being under lockdown and constant quarantine.
Makes me want to wake up tomorrow and have a nice breakfast of rice, spam, fried eggs, and tocino.
The only way you could have said that to cause me more pain is if you told me you were having tapsilog for breakfast.
Every time I go back to the Homeland, I am on the hunt for good tapsilog and every time, I am found wanting.
I haven't had tapsilog in years and the reason for that is I get it from this one stall in this one, out of the way corner close to the wet market and last I was there, it was closed and people had no idea where they went.
The hunt for good tapsilog continues.
That made me choke on the wasabi I'm eating with my food
Haven't you noticed how your boss and Batman are never in the same room?
Keaton was a great batman with the same height.
I see no issue with this
That's actaully pretty tall for a Filipino isn't it?
Probably just slightly above normal. I'm 6' and my brothers are at least 5'9+, but we're kind of outliers.
Batman? Who is your Alpred?
Up on the sicand flor
I’m a 6’ 4th Generation Filipino, and I’m the tallest in my family.
Are you sure you aren't the tallest in the Philippines?
If he is in the Philippines now, he would be tallest in his town.
Average height for men here is 5' 4" and 5 feet for women. Whenever we go to Europe or America, I am so short that I can get lost in a crowd.
With a rear tire that wide you better hope there’s no twists! Looks like a beast to take curves.
Yeah, I'm on the edge of my fucking seat right now! We need answers!
OP, If you work hard, put in extra hours, go the extra mile, don't take too much time off and never get sick, he wil be able to afford a new one next year. ❤️
Bruce Wayne doesn’t need to steal from Batman.
He’s got enough money to make his own.
Now he just needs a Buster Sword.
DaDaDaDaaaaa~ Daa Daa Dat DaDaaaaa~
Why I go down this far to find this comment. For shame, internet.
I watched the Advent Children highway chase scene yesterday and this instantly reminded me of that.
That is just a back ache. These flat forward slung models look good but they suck after 15 minutes.
Yeah, this makes my nuts hurt. At first I thought the grips were highway pegs.
Chicken strip so wide we gotta rename it to Turkey Strip.
I would be surprised if this thing can lean far enough to not have chicken strips honestly
Wondering the exact thing! Imagine doing the skills test on this beast!
*attempts the figure 8, turning radius of a big rig*
A cruiser with clip ons probably looks so much cooler parked than being ridden. I have a hard time even visualizing the riding position. Like bumping a football? Feet forward arms forward?
Imagine in a movie someone getting shot in the torso with a shotgun and flying backwards out the window. Now transfer that pose onto the bike.
This is just the perfect visualissation
You joker, you.
I dunno, seems a little two faced to me.
Gotta admit. It’s a nice Harley
Looks awesome but probably turns like shit.
When your [chicken strips](https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/what-are-chicken-strips-on-motorcycle-tires) are whole ass chickens, you’re probably not too fussed about turning
He’s only touching the middle 30% at best
TIL. The more you know!
Not a big fan of Harleys...but this looks gorgeous.
When the guy delivered it to him, the rumble it made at idle was a jaw dropping.
The moment I noticed the rear tire, my mind exploded, straight into Batman Vibes.
Your boss getting his toys delivered to work just flex on you guys?
How do you hide your purchases from your wife?
You have them delivered at home when the wife is with the boyfriend. Simple enough.
Then you come home and say "can you believe someone left this by the dumpster?? What a find".
Seems better than having a driver come to the house and probably limfifted space and such and it's Hawaii +1. And if they unload it with a Hi-Lo or something it saves on alot of cost to ship to a business over residential
Or he just knew he would be at work any random business day when deliveries happen and he wanted to get it delivered to himself. So rather than having it sent home and having to wait he had it delivered to work and he got to play with it right away.
I do this as well, especially when I want to avoid porch thieves. A full motorcycle is... bold.
Now i wanna hear it
Brrudl Brrudl Brrudl Brrudl Brrrrrumm Blummm Blummm Brrudl Brrudl Brrudl Brrudl Brrudl … Blop
^(\[*drip drip drip*\])
To paraphrase a post I saw earlier, Harleys only exist to convert gasoline into noise. This, however, is the kind of insane quasi-anime motorcycle nonsense we can all get behind. Belt drive? Cmon.
Gasoline into noise without the undesirable side effects of torque or horsepower.
Harley Davidson is so intrinsically attached to their off-beat signature sound that to actually fix the power inefficiency of their bikes would completely erase their unique identity as a manufacturer.
>Loud pipes save lives!
Oh boy do I have a ridiculously long list of things that save lives without having to annoy everyone around you.
That is beastly
*leans in toward bosses ear and whispers*
“No seriously, *did* you steal this off Batman?”
Turning radius: No.
That’s the raise he said he couldn’t afford to give you.
I mean, it's a vrod. Not exactly Ferrari money here.
They had to subcontract porsche to make an engine that could compete with Yamaha's V-Max and they still failed.
The raise he needs but not the one he deserves right now
Looks like Judge Dredds Lawmaster
u/implicate correctly identified this as a custom bike from DD Designs.
TIL there are a lot of gatekeepers in the motorcycle community, these comments, man.
I have never mocked anyone for chicken strips. Not in 25 years of riding. But that, right there, is the biggest damned set of chicken strips I've ever seen.
Well in his defense, he can only go in a straight line with that rear tire.
That bike can’t corner
lol this thing probably scrapes peg if you turn your head to look in the mirror.
what does this mean?
“Chicken strips” are the part of a motorcycle tyre that is the least used, mostly right at the extreme edges of the tyre, but if someone cruises down motorways for their commute and doesn’t really do a lot of turning and leaning over, the “chicken strips” can be pretty extreme.
They’re called “chicken strips” because it’s considered a measure of your bravery - how far you feel comfortable leaning the bike over in a turn before you become too chicken to lean any further.
Not a fan of the name personally, as it inspires thoughts of proving you’re not a chicken, and riding beyond your comfort and abilities.
Chicken strip are one thing. Unscraped pegs are another. That said, I came to point out the exact same thing.
Great explanation. Thanks for the detailed response. I too had no idea and agree with your opinion on the matter.
The edges of the rear tire are not nearly as worn as the middle. These are called chicken strips because they are taken to indicate the rider it too “chicken” to lean the bike over sufficiently in turns and thereby wear the tire evenly.
It's the un-worn strips of rear outer tire suggesting the rider is too "chicken" to lean into his turns. One thing in a long list of silly shit people will criticize others' rides for.
You can see that the rear tire is striped because of wear. The middle of the rear tire is worn but the sides are not. The unworn parts are the "chicken" strips, suggesting that the driver is too risk-averse, like a chicken, to push the bike through corners at speed (and therefore at an angle), risking a spill.
"Chicken strips" also sounds like a popular kid's menu item, with the additional insult being that the driver is like a kid in an adult's world.
If you work really really hard this year, he can get another next year!
So how many tribal barbed wire tattoos does he have?
A couple I think.
I feel like the title is missing a punchline or something..
Needs more tire
wth? is that a vrod?
Yes. Well a variation of it called the night rod.