chapter  4
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Systems in Design

Th e motorcycle is a system. A real system . . . Th ere’s so much talk about the system. And so little understanding. Th at’s all a motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel. Th ere’s no part in it, no shape in it that is not in someone’s mind. I’ve noticed that people who have never worked with steel have trouble seeing this-that the motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.