No, it is a great movie, because his cycle is different from the other ones. ;) (Something creative. I am suprised you could even like it) Of course it is not as cool as the Carver because his bike could only go straight ahead and had no brakes to stop it.
But the key success to the film was a well written story and a great actor in Sir Anthony Hopkins to make the character (actual true character by the way) come to life.
He rejected the usual motorcycle because they were not creative. Burt would have been a huge supporter of the Carver for Shi. ;D
Surprised that I liked the bike? Hmmmm.....actually I am surprised that you liked the bike being that you seem to be in Carver box mind.
oh and thank you for being redundant and repeating the fact of it being a true story, I can see that you really read these posts.
Second, he built the bike out of pieces from other things and only made it to race and nothing else. And the creativity was a fiberglass shell over the skeleton frame of his bike.