I’m not sure when I first spotted AN-BU motorcycles. I know for a fact it wasn’t love at first sight. It took a few glimpses before I realized I was an AN-BU groupie. (AN-BUians is what we like to be called). I think what finally did it for me was the design of their fairings. What mad-man dreams up a fairing like this? And that one-eyed off-set tiny headlamp…that kind of design detail just slays me.
But here’s the rub, it’s a love-hate thing. I can never find large images of all of their bikes to get up close details of their bikes. It’s like trying to understand the words to certain Stones’ songs – you just give up and admit it’s got a great Richard’s lick, and who gives a damn about Mick’s lyrics anyways. Just let the art flow over you as they say. Yes, there’s a few large images on AN-BU’s homepage, but after that…nothing…nada…bagel. I get AN-BU’s RSS feed, and every month or so, a new post arrives and I click on an image…hoping against hope that this time they’ll have posted something larger than postage stamp. But no, every damn time…postage stamp! And just try to do a Google image search for AN-BU bikes – it’s a postal avalanche.
But today, a day that will go down in infamy…I discovered StreetRide Japan. And along with it – a treasure trove of large images of AN-BU motorcycles! Are they the lastest builds…sadly no. But who cares…it’s raining motherf*cking-beautiful-ginormous-AN-BU-ian-photos in this digital house yo! (I seriously need to get over the end of Breaking Bad).
“I think what finally did it for me was the design of their fairings. What mad-man dreams up a fairing like this? And that one-eyed off-set tiny headlamp…that kind of design detail just slays me.”
Get more motherf*cking-beautiful-ginormous-AN-BU-ian-photos after the jump below…yo
+ Source: StreetRide Japan