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Offline Mr News Bot

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Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« on: August 26, 2007, 11:08:47 AM »
Dragonfly comes up with a new prototype of Yanmar's signature frame "motion". It's much lighter now ( 1.86 kg = 4.1 lbs ) and fully heat treated. Yanmar is testing the frame for a month now and afterwards it will probably go into production. You can see the frame in action for a moment in the Prova Cup video of psychobmx.com.

More information: Dragonfly - Motion 2008
 

Offline hol23

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 12:02:47 PM »
looks  a little bit like a dreamcatcher

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007, 01:18:51 PM »
ares garuda  :huh:

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 01:28:39 PM »
a mix between ares garuda and kgb psychonexion

Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007, 01:51:50 PM »
What's wrong with you people? Why do you always try to find similarities between a new frame and some older frames? For me it doesn't look like any of the frames mentioned above.

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007, 01:58:45 PM »
What's wrong with you people? Why do you always try to find similarities between a new frame and some older frames? For me it doesn't look like any of the frames mentioned above.


And what's wrong with pointing out similarities?

Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2007, 02:22:42 PM »
And what's wrong with pointing out similarities?

It's almost equal to saying "Eh, the frame is nothing new and the one who designed it is not good enough to come up with an original frame", isn't it?

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2007, 02:42:00 PM »
And what's wrong with pointing out similarities?

It's almost equal to saying "Eh, the frame is nothing new and the one who designed it is not good enough to come up with an original frame", isn't it?

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2007, 04:16:40 PM »
I love it and i think its pretty original!
It's almost impossible to come up with something comletely new, and i think this designer succeeded pretty good in making something fresh!

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2007, 06:47:53 PM »
what a weird looking frame. Honestly,it looks like the frames erect or something.

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2007, 07:13:23 PM »
i think the frame look cool. i would get one. hopefully its in the right price range and not so expensive, that would be cool too.

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2007, 08:52:12 PM »
It DOES look like the dreamcatcher, which looks like the show, which looks like the KGE, which looks like the Darwin, which looks like the Luna, which looks like the venusia, and all of those frames have completely different geometry and ride completely different.

Two wheels does not the same bike make.

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2007, 08:57:54 PM »
i still cant get over how wierd flatland frames look. mainly because i havent actually seen a person ride one on the street or something :P
I live in Los Angeles!!!

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2007, 03:17:17 AM »
I think that the frame is a logical progression for Yanmar and the Motion frame. I know that he has been doing whiplashes a lot lately so I can see where he is coming from here.

To take this topic further does anybody know what's happened to Yanmar riding wise? He's been progressing really slowly for years now. He blew up and won(?) Flatground when the whole pumping thing was new and cool but now he's really dropped off and some of the young (16-17yr old) Japanese kids are waaaay better riders than him. Does anybody know how old he is? I wonder if he is burnt out on flat or something? He was never all that original to be honest so I'm wondering if he just hit a wall. I'm not knocking him, it's merely an observation.

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Re: Dragonfly Motion 08 Prototype
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2007, 07:44:43 AM »
have you seen him riding out of contests lately Paul?

if you haven't, you should. :)