Not really a genuine Streamliner, the Integral fairing , which is commonly called “Dustbin”, had a short life in road racing before the FIM banned them in 1957 due to the hazard with lateral wind at high speed. However, I really think that this nickname does not do justice to it and my pick is rather “Dreamliner”. I am right or wrong? I have just a few seconds of your time and a few pictures to make the case.
In fact I don’t really know why I am so fascinated by these integral fairings. Indeed, when my interest for motorcycles started in the early seventies, they were already gone for a long time and thus obsolete, there were no pictures of such things in the moto-mags; so this has nothing to do with performance or greatest speed but rather esthetic and curves.
I can see already some of you arguing that any fairing hiding the engine just kills the essential of the esthetic of a classic bike. I cannot disagree and a half fairing such the Egli-Vincent Café Racer makes a perfect job. But look at these pictures of street bike along genuine racing bikes. Look at the way that a simple road bike becomes something just so different and so … fascinating?