Hate to disagree mate, but i think the streetfighter was spawned more out of necessity, than an actual styling idea…..
People binned their sports bikes, and couldnt afford to re-plastic them as this alone cost thousands, on third party insurance it was a big no no. So, the alternative – rip off the fairing, replace the lights with a pair of car spots and bobs your mothers brother.
This type of repair, can of course be traced back to RAT culture – ie as cheap as possible, and has spawned a thriving industry where thousands of pounds can change hands for the right gear, a far cry from the cheap fix to get you back on the road.
Still, some nice looking bikes about though!
Once again, the rat bikers lead the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
Aleister Crowley (1875 – 1947)
Blackboard paint – Covers a multitude of sins!