The air again smelled of a revolutionary situation. In exact accordance with what we were taught at school, the “lower classes” (we, motorcyclists) did not want to live in the old way. But, fortunately, almost all the “tops” (motorcycle manufacturers) managed to learn the lessons of history and released one or even several new motorcycles. The next masterpieces were born in the workshops of customizers and tuners. On the shelves of dealers appeared fresh models of motorcycle equipment. All this critical mass of new iron, plastic, leather and engineering spilled over onto the heads of British motorcyclists in the form of another grand motor show - NEC-2004.
Custom became one of the main forces of the revolution. An unchanging participant in all the UK motor shows - Carole Nash insurance company once again distinguished itself with an exclusive hardware. Among the exhibits there is a custom with anodized fins of cylinders Saracen (“Saracen”), which has been always popular for several years, a triumph based on Triumph Rocket III and a completely stunning motorcycle made in the tradition of the American school of custom engineering. Serial choppers also transformed in the hands of masters. A record number of tuning bells and whistles - for fans of Harley-Davidson V-Rod: kpome of various mufflers, exhaust pipes and other "leather and leather goods", new color schemes of a popular custom were put on the court of public.
And there are new trends in the streetfighter regiment. All the same, Carole Nash showed a street with a carbon tank, wings and a seat. Here's what's interesting: this year, V-tween straights began to come into fashion. And it’s clear: the huge torque of the V-spec allows you to develop such acceleration that even “liter” sportbikes do not always guarantee absolute superiority in “traffic light races”. Feeling the growing popularity of such street fighters, Yamaha decided not to miss the tidbit of the market and released its radical MT-01. But this was not enough for tuning companies: for MT-01 owners a complete set of carbon parts and a “sports” exhaust system. Another interesting trend in the world of “street fighters” is the installation on motorcycles not of turbo, but of mechanical boost. It turns out that mechanical boost less "spoils" the curve of engine power, which gives the pilot better control of the motorcycle. Another advantage of the “mechanics” is that its supercharging starts to work almost from idle, while turbocharging requires significant revolutions to begin to “blow”. Torque on the "bottom", according to fans, it turns out "incredibly thick."