In 1982 I was in the dealership almost every weekend. I remember seeing a Silverwing and thinking how horrible it looked. It was as desirable as a AMC Pacer. The sales man said it was for the wife who was tired of riding on the back of the Bike with the Vetter fairing.I never got the ugly part of these bikes, that criticism. Bland maybe, but crazy ugly? What's a bagger to do? I never hear ugly. When I hear anything it's positive regarding my bike's appearance. I think maybe it's one of those comments that's made in a magazine and people wondering what to make of it said "Oh, it's ugly, that's it." and it stuck. I doubt a first time looker would think so without the groupthink.
I kind of wondered that myself. "I didn't even check the oil...", Really? That guy has diarrhea of the mouth, I couldn't make it through the whole thing. Who watches his channel? The fact that it made it w/o any breakdowns is a pretty good testimony to the reliability IMO.I want to say there's some false in the video. Yeah it looks a bit beat but as we all know someone went through that thing first to make sure it was mechanically sound. I'm a deal shopper and out of all the used bikes I bought 2 were long ride road worthy. I bet it was bought and went to a shop or buddies garage and got a basic once over. Or maybe a friend get it out of my garage special.
Still one hell of a ride.