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Top 10 infamous bike ads

Adverts from a pre-political correctness age. They certainly don’t make ’em like this anymore… Life helmets | 1979Californian-made Life caused a massive stir in the late ’70s with its campaign featuring body-painted models Tula and Diane West. The shooting of the ads was featured, revealingly, in Aussie magazine Revs while controversy was stoked four years later when Tula,...

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domster

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domster says:

 That's my old Pantah in the '83 Avon ad before it self combusted with 30' smoke and flame jets from the fuel taps. There's still melted levers in the tarmac to his day!

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Norton Girls

Gotta love sex in advertising! I've never seen most of these ads, just the Norton Girl, which we had in the US for a few years. More recently we've had some risque ads by apparel company Scorpion in the US. Political correctness hasn't quite ruined everything just yet.

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Can't remember the last time I noticed a bike ad

I have a vague generalised impression of sepia images of Catalogue Man with his Catalogue Man Stubble leaning a bike over a bit, with a daft camera angle taking it the rest of the way to near-horizontal.  Mountain backdrop or racetrack, depending on what fantasy they're selling.

Since I genuinely can't remember any details, perhaps modern marketeers should give "Buy this bike and you'll be beating the tarts off with a rusty chain" ads a second go?

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Lifeintheslowlane

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seconded Rogerborg

 I am a man

I do not think with my brain

Twenty years of conditioning with pc advertising has not worked

 

(if you will excuse me I'm off to find a Guzzi dealer with a 1981 model in stock)

 

 

 

 

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domster

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domster says:

Also...

 If my GTS came with the advertised model it would have been my big end knackered long before the bikes!

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DOCTIRED

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DOCTIRED says:

Ah, The Girlie Ads

Nice to see A Goldie being so gracefully staddled.... Now kick it over Luv......

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RogerRSV

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RogerRSV says:

Ducati 1980.

 The top photo looks like it was taken in the Ducati lunch hour with one of the secretaries!

"for a signed photo of Ago, come in to the factory and get yer legs akimbo!"

 

 

 

 

 

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07sporty

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07sporty says:

Teenage dreams

In amongst the posters of Sheene, Grant, Roberts Etc. I had the Life Helmets poster. Never knew she was a he though. 

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Chilliesauce69

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You can't beat a good bike advert.

You can't beat an ad with a woman straddling a bike. Or just stood next to it will do ( . )( . ) 

Also may I add that the young lady from looe ad had me laughing my arse off lol.

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