This is a discussion on Pics of YOUR motorcycle(s) within the Cars and Motorcycles forums, part of the Everything But Cigars category; Great pics. Reminds me that WA riding season is right around the corner!...
550-Four? That looks like the 550-Four I started on, except mine was green... SWEET bike!
I think you might not be looking closely at the picture. The bike in the shot is a parallel twin. A 550-four is and inline four. Very different motors. The 550 was a rev monster for it's time. The twins not so much.
Wow, this is a tough thread. Some of the bikes I hope to be able to buy in the next 4-8 years include the Wide Glide, the Road King, and the Road Glide, and there are beautiful pics of an example of each here.
Anyway, I just finally bought my first bike just over a year ago. Not quite a Harley or Victory like I really wanted, but I have really enjoyed putting about 5K miles on my Suzuki Boulevard C50SE (I'd have more, but I have been really cutting down on my miles for a couple months until I have time to bring it in for a safety recall and it is overdue for its 4K mile service).
Here is a photo of what it looked like for its first 500 miles or so before I bought and installed the saddle bags:
And what it has looked like since then, and will look like for another week or two until I can get around to installing the sissy bar I just recently purchased:
I may replace the bags with something nicer, or I may get rid of them altogether and just use a backpack or messenger bag when I have to carry something (like to/from work or school), and a nice travel bag for trips. I'll probably add a luggage rack if I do away with the bags. I may also replace the permanent mount windshield with a quick release so I can do away with it except for trips and long highway rides. So, the look may change fairly substantially in the next month or two.