bizarre but highly loveable cross between a motorcycle and a very fast tractor engine.
Although they are no Ducati, they were rudely fast in their day, and have quite rightly aquired the glow of legendary status.
A well ridden example will still scare the crap out of a modern ricer on the right road, and sound superb while doing so.
Later examples got more powerful, faster, heavier, taller in the seat and scarier to ride at speed, the very best example of this is the Mk4, best avoided unless you LIKE surges of adrenalin for all the wrong reasons
"Hey man, I was riding my 1100 Honsakawaki the other day, and I crapped myself when i was overtaken around a corner by a guy on a really loud red bike"
"Oh, did you see what it was?"
"Well it sounded like a Harley on acid!, I thought it was a Ducati, but when I did catch up it was a Moto Guzzi Le Mans!"
a shit movie that inspired a whole subculture of spotty faced boys to hot up cars that are best left to the shopping run.
Apart from Vin Diesels dragster of course.
Most offensive was the scene where one of these hotted up shitboxes drags off a Ferrari.. so what? I dont care how fast your ricer is, or how low it is, it is not a Ferrari, it has no glorious past like Ferrari have, and a Ferrari sitting still will always be more beautiful than any rice burner at any speed.
"hey, did you see the Fast and the Furious?"
"do I look like a spotty faced kid?, does my girlfriend look like a car hoe?"