But can you ride it? Reed has ridden his creation and, in fact, had one particularly exciting ride on it the night of the Oakland Roadster Show. The Yamaha was scheduled to fly to Europe the next morning to participate in another event, and Reed drained all the hydraulic fluid in preparation for the flight. After winning the show, Reed was more than a little excited and exited the building in a flash of noise and horsepower, doing a gigantic second-gear burnout. As the end of the parking lot loomed, he suddenly remembered there was no brake fluid and, therefore, no brakes.