Carbon Fiber has long become THE material for light weight racing applications as well as anything high tech from mountain bikes to aircrafts and spaceships. A material so strong and light that there is virtually no competition for it. In most applications form and looks are secondary to the function - it being super light weight.
Over the past couple of years more and more good looking carbon fiber has hit the accessories market for cars and motorcycles a like. Good looking and real CF usually don't go well together. If it looks perfect, it's printed and then it does not look real. If its real, it usually has flaws, especially around complex shapes.
There is good riders and there is Randy aka Ranimal aka CruiseMissile. A gifted Custom bike builder and probably the best rider I have met on the streets. Whenever we get a chance we tear up roads together. Unfortunately being 2500 miles apart, keeps that to a once a year activity (at best).
Our September VMax of the month in full action at the Dragon - Route 129 - Deals Gap.
Jay Leno's custom VMax hit the Barret-Jackson auction lot on Saturday. With Jay Leno making a surprise appearance, the bike ends up selling for $120,000. Together with the bike the lucky winner gets Jay's helmet, jacket and can pickup the bike at Jay's private motorcycle garage - tour of the facilities included.