1. English is not my native language. 2. In my language (Flemish) we say MotoRfiets. 3. So when I should translate Motorfiets to English, I would say MotoRcycle or MotoRbike. 4. Without the R it doesn't feel natural to me.
But who am I..... Anyway, as long as we understand what we are saying it is alright for me. A biker is a biker, with a motocycle or motorcycle. Ugh
For those unaware, the Hendee Manufacturing Company was formed in 1901.
In 1923, the company changed its name from that to The Indian Motocycle Company—no “R”. The company then used the “R” and “no R” in different places interchangeably until sometime in the 40’s when the “no R” fades from use. Just asking if, for the sake of nostalgia, some might want a return of the “no R” Motocycle?
Maybe on T-shirts or advertising or whatever.
I R unsure about this. O my goodness, what should I think? R you an R or an O? I R leaning towards R, but O is OK too. I suppose we R all puzzling this through. O well, I guess I R going to go with R. I R happy now!
Last year for Fathers Day my son designed a T-shirt for me. He accidentally left out the "R" and nobody noticed at first. But even after we did, I liked it anyway for the nostalgic connection to Indians of old.
PS... The "Est. 1982" reference was his and my wife's best guess of what year I actually had my own garage to work in. In actuality, I've been working on cars and bikes since I started driving in 1969. "Sproul's Garage" is fictitious also. While I work on a lot of stuff (mostly my own, sometimes for friends), I do not have a business.
Hey Dr.Shifty, can I hijack my own thread?
Can’t think of anything shorter than “bike”, but so far can think of
Anybody want to add some? Anybody got a shorter one than “bike”?
I go with moto since the Indian was resurrected may as well use the older name. I also have a jean jacket/shirt that uses the older version of moto. Now it's a one off so don't go getting your panties in a wad. We had it made that way and I love it.