I've seen the first one up close and personal and I gotta tell ya it is impressive! Pics and video donot do it justice. It may not be everyone's cup o tea but the craftmanship put into this bike is astonishing.
That bike is gonna see more miles on the back of a trailer going to get fixed than going down the road on its own, starter clutch ain't gonna last long without compression releases, and all the stuff vibrating like crazy.. ie the stubby exhaust with no support brackets...
Definitely awesome. I like the first one better than the 2nd but IMHO I think 30" is just too big to go on a front wheel. I think 23" is plenty big and still keep its functionality. I too noticed that they faded the video everytime he came up on a turn.
...there was definitely a lot of work put into it. so from that angle i'd say it's pretty impressive. definitely not a bike i'd want though. the "big wheel" comment is perfect. it looks almost cartoonish because of the immense front wheel. i gotta give him credit for being ballsy enough to ride that thing in shorts too. the pipes on the right side look perfectly situated to enure a visit to the local burn center for a skin graft. does it just sit on the frame when it's parked? so that color matched high dollar paint on the underside of the frame won't last and the metal will be gouged before long too. also, what if the ground is uneven? i don't know. seems like another example of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should". then again, i don't think a guy like me was the intended demographic for this scoot. i'm a rider, not a show-er. that bike will likely be bought by someone who will trailer it to bike shows/rallies and be parked conspicuously so that everyone can tell them what a cool bike they have... to each his own.