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Thu, 15 Jan 2009

What the hell is that? Come back tomorrow to find out!

The New York City stop of the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show starts this Friday and I think my ears have begun bleeding from all the chatter going on around the virtual office about the 2010 Honda Fury. Teaser images, patented drawings, leaky blog links and childhood-like excitement for something new from the Japanese mainstay has been filling both our homepages. But itís an American motorcycle company thatís got my blood pumping. Known bad-ass designers and thrill seekers to boot, the folks at Victory Motorcycles also have an unveiling on Friday and Iím even more intrigued by the photograph shown on the IMS website then I am for that squiggly photoshopped image of the Fury.

Iíve looked at quite a few motorcycles in my years here at MO. And Iíve seen them in many unique ways and points of view, so I of course have been wracking my creative little peanut to figure out what this image might represent. A custom billet wheel? Not with that notch in there. A brake lever? A Fender? A finger-chap conch? It certainly seems like a cast piece by the textured shadow on the right, but the middle appears rather hot pressed. Damn you macro lenses and teaser media leaks! Iím gunna guess itís a fender strut and come back on Friday when they let the whole wide world know whatís at the ďCOREĒ of this concept motorcycle from Victory.

By Alfonse Palaima

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