[sau] Nemesis - Best Seller and a Great Looking Ride
How do you classify what a bike is? I know choppers, bobbers, touring bikes, sport bikes and then there is the Nemesis by [sau]. Just by walking around the bike, it looks very contemporary and off the show room but it isn't. Then there is that HUGE rear tire. Is it a chopper or cruise bike? Honestly, whatever you call the Nemesis, you have to call it beauty on two wheels.
[sau], in my opinion, excels at producing bikes with a unique look and style. When I go to NiR's shop and play with the demo rezzers, I am always reminded how attractive his bikes really are. He does many things very well in building a bike and what he does probably best, he gives the rider the option to easily customize the look by going into the menu settings and changing the paint sets or choosing different paints on bike parts. In fact, I was able to get all sorts of crazy colors on the [sau] Super Ranger (a fun little café racer which we need more of). I kind of hated the color scheme I developed yet that isn't the point, you can have a bike that fits your personality and mood by the day, minute, or second. That's a good feature!
Riding the Nemesis
Yeah so it is pretty, can it ride? This is where you can point your finger at a bike builder and say, "they know how to build a great bike." [sau] bikes are getting so much better and while they were very good before I got my hands on this Nemesis, I would always consider [sau] bikes as being very precise and tight. The Nemesis has a little slack in the handling that I would expect and want in a big bike. Instead of being so precise, there is a greater level of fluidity in the handling.
During my test ride, I had my graphic settings turned up so I can take pictures. This makes riding a bit laggy for me as I'm navigating through lowered frame rates. If the bike was too tight, I don't think I would have as easily navigated one of the top tracks at Deezul. Not so with the Nemesis, even with choppy frame rates, the bike was very controllable and so well mannered. The wheels were also GLUED to the road surface. Keeping rubber connected to the road isn't a want, it is a need. Turning rates were responsive and predictive. Making it through twisties was of little effort.
Final Thoughts: The [sau] Nemesis
We first came across NiR after a TMD expo where he sells some special edition products. Lizzy of course bought the wiener dogs! Every time we visit TMD we ask "where is NiR's stuff."
When we were playing with NiR's bikes, he im'd us explaining how to get the best performance with different settings. This doesn't have anything to do with the Nemesis though it has more to do with the person who built it. He cares about his customers and wants them to enjoy his bikes.
I have seen the Nemesis at the [sau] store and like all of the [sau] bikes, it was beautiful. As I have had the opportunity to spend some time riding this bike, it rides so well. Ride matters to me as it probably matters to most riders. Even as it is a more than competent rider, it is exquisite in how it is styled and presented. It is also a prim lightweight at 14 prims...14 PRIMS!
NiR McBride is an awesome builder and with every conversation I've had with him, he has always been kind and shown he cares about his customers as well as the quality of his work. I like doing business with good people and I'm sure you do too.
[sau] has a very nice "showroom" with a test track. You'll know when you get to the end of the track, gravity will take over. Still its enough of a track to get a feel for a new bike. They feature a nice mix of bikes from café racers, bobbers, choppers, standards and sport bikes.
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