Motorcycle Fads: Whew, I’m Glad That’s Over!

Fur or Fabric Covered Motorcycles

It wasn’t that long ago that we were seeing tiger print Gixxers whizzing through town or lime green monster fur seat covers at Starbucks. What is it that makes people want to buy in to these fads?

The SpongeBob Bike

This motorcycle was spotted back in 2004. Though not covered in fur, it was equally as idiotic. Nothing says cool like sitting around your mom’s house with a hot glue gun making a fairing cozy.

Spongebob fabric covered motorcycle

Show of hands: Did you have a furry bike or seat cover? We won’t laugh. Promise. ::crosses fingers::


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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8 Responses

  1. fuzzygalore says:

    Motorcycle Fads: Whew, I’m Glad That’s Over!: Fur or Fabric Covered Motorcycles It wasn&..

  2. Oh I just love whacky art bikes. The good, the bad and the stupid. Just found your site and I dig it.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Hi Christina-
      Welcome aboard! Thanks for the comment.

      Your book and work look very interesting. The cover photo is quite compelling 🙂 I’ll def. be sub’ing to your blog to follow what you’re up to!

  3. redbone says:

    Just found your site and I dig it, too. i think the bike needs red wheels, don’t you think?

  4. redbone says:

    i guess i won’t say the frame should be red too. :O)

  5. Cadillac Jack says:

    Is that a bungee steering stabilizer? Whoa…

  6. Tim says:

    In the 90’s I had a fur covered Bandit 1200. First bobcat fur, then tiger. I thought it looked great, and got lots of comments, mostly good (but not all good!). The strange and wonderful thing was that when the bike was in a large crowd, like on Cannery Row during the GP, women would come up to me wanting a ride, or just wanting a picture on the bike. I realize it ain’t for everyone, but some of us have a wacky sense of humor. Its all good.

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