First looks can kill, though. We had to admit it was otherworldly, postmodern-looking stuff, but with its 280-section rear tire, thin, suspended seat and extended front fork, the long, rangy V-Rex didn't exactly invite spirited sprints along the seashore. After all, the bike was created from a concept drawing incorporating quite a few forward-looking ideas-some of them less than practical for a road-going motorcycle. Two-wheel drive via a fluid mechanism in the wheel hubs for example, is just . . . not quite ready for prime-time.