Oh, I didn't realise it's on the V5, must remember that next time I'm running from a big hairy biker...
Usual practice with the gear lever seems to be to turn it 90 degrees so it's sticking out the side. It is indeed an abomination though, even if someone bought it, painted it up, got all the chrome done, change those pitted forks etc. at the end of the day it would still be an abomination.
I remember seeing a lot like that in the 80's, early 90's, cut the back end of a car off, stick a bike front end on. I remember doing a toy run where there were a couple, one Cortina with a straight 4 and one Granny with a V6, they'd even left the back halves of the roofs on, must have been like driving a parachute.
2004 Pug 406 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - gone I blame Brexit.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - No longer haemorrhaging fuel everywhere, running sweet too.
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - Flimsy piece of crap
1953 Matchless G3LS - Seriously!