These photos were taken on July 18, 2017 at 6:08 AM.
The location was in the Dupont Circle area of Washington
The "Take It!" came from walking out of a very nice
moderately priced hotel and seeing this motorcycle parked in front of the building at the curb.
What caught my eye was not only the low profile of the
machine - but also - the number of exhaust outlets in the manifold coming from one side - (there were three - which meant that there were an equal number on the opposite side). This is a lot
of cylinders for a two wheeled motorcycle which means that it must be incredibly fast.
While I was a big fan of motorcycles as a youth - I went
to four wheels at the insistence of my then spouse after getting married and having a child on the way. I never regretted the giving up of motorcycles as a rider - but every once in a while -
a well built machine will capture my attention. This was just such an example.
The precision used in the making of this beauty was
readily available to the viewer. That it did not look like a long haul ride, was also visible as it had minimal seating.
The After Take: This one was of more of the same. I
am still glad to not be a rider of motorcycles, even though they are without question a great thrill. The lack of safety from the possibility of being tangled up with another driver who might
be having a thoughtless moment - was just too great for me. So, when one or a bunch of them go blasting by me while I am at speed on the freeway - I think to myself - May whatever it is that
protects those who are risk takers - keep on doing what is needed to keep these riders from harm.
In closing - I could not help but share the visual of this
gem of a bike.
Please be safe.