Pics of my 80’s bike
March 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm #1253
Here’s the bike I got.
As you can see I like playing around in Photoshop. I’ve never photographed cars or bikes before, but I’ve always liked the cool look of commercial pics of cars, and the art of how to make a hairdressers car look badass.
The first one is the only one I’ve actually put some work into, the other’s were mostly tests of different angles
(click the thumbnails yo…)
yep. I’m gonna have to add some neon color to my new jacket and pants to form a complete eighties look.March 27, 2008 at 3:30 pm #5339MattParticipant
Nice bike. A little too much contrast (imho) though, you hide some of the details of the bike in the black shadows. I wanna see the shine on those engine cooling fins, and the gold trim in the wheels would look awesome if it showed up in your first photo. Ditto for making the red in the suzuki logo stronger. It looks faded in top photo.
Man, show off the fins, the gold trim, and make that logo look new, and I’d hang it in my cubicle.March 27, 2008 at 6:45 pm #5342
Here’s another one with more detail in the shadows, but seeing it now, I kinda think the first one still is better, or maybe something in between. This one gives away a bit too much imo.
Sad thing is that I still haven’t driven it more than a couple of meters, but my course starts monday
JonathanMarch 27, 2008 at 7:55 pm #5345
That thing rocks
I’m not sure if I love or hate the half fairing it has. I like how it has that ‘classic’ sportbike look, but I think if you tore off the fairing and threw some badass headlights on there the bike might look really good naked. But then you have no windscreen, and riding a bike without a windscreen is not a lot of fun hehe
That paint job looks amazingly good for the age. A couple scratches here and there, but in general the blue and the white seem to have held up really well. Thats the one thing I like about suzuki’s, even their old bike’s look great.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMarch 27, 2008 at 7:56 pm #5346
By the way, I like the second picture the best, with the lower angle Super cool!
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMarch 27, 2008 at 8:04 pm #5347
Yeah, that’s the plan, I got a headlight but I’m still waiting for fasteners. Givi makes these smaller windscreens that sit directly on top of the headlight, think I’m gonna go with one of those even though they’ve got some nerve charging $150 for it.
JonathanMarch 27, 2008 at 8:43 pm #5348
Man all givi stuff is so expensive! I recently bought a givi monokey system for my bike, the rack and the ‘pod’ cost me nearly 200 bucks, and that was USED. Brand new would have been around 500!
You’ll have to post some pics of your bike (and vid if you can, I’d love to hear how that bike sounds) whenever you get your headlight setup.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMarch 31, 2008 at 4:26 am #5395WendySkeletonParticipant
Must say, looks really kicking, even for a bike THAT old. You did a real good job with the photo editing. I agree with Ben, second picture is best for me.
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