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AN-BU Motorcycles. Confessions of a Groupie

By October 16, 2013Motorcycles

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-BU Motorcycle Fairing (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).

AN-BU Motorcycles
AN-BU Motorcycles
AN-BU Motorcycles

 

Yamaha XS650 bobbed/half-fairing-ed (Hello Kitty sticker is not optional).  

“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.”
– crash

Get more motherf*cking-beautiful-ginormous-AN-BU-ian-photos after the jump below…yo

 

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+ Source: StreetRide Japan

 
 

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  • Dave Mucci

    This precisely describes my relationship with their bikes – absolute awe mixed with unfiltered frustration. Thank you for this release.

  • http://www.baxtton.com/ Baxtton

    Nice ride

  • megadeluxer

    It’s at your house this time. I’ll bring the sake kegger!

  • revdub

    Man, I love AN-BU’s stuff too. Their yellow xs650 bobbed/half-fairing-ed bike is one of my all time favorites (yes, hello kitty is on the tail section). I am an admitted groupie as well. Hey, when is the next fan club meeting again?