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Old 04-05-2013, 02:01 PM   #2566
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...To quote Jay Leno, "I like a motorcycle you can see through."

I think that having all the lines and wires and belts out in the open makes for mechanical purity. I can actually SEE how the thing works.

The engineer in my head likes being able to trace all the moving parts.

To each his own.

You must LOVE the old Ducati 907:


907 by Shooter158, on Flickr

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And I agree with Mr. Leno. So no, I don't particularly care for fully faired bikes, though some of them do look pretty nice. This is more along the lines of what pleases my eye.


We all know that there are cables, wires and oil lines in there, but they are neatly run so as not to be obtrusive. And it doesn't have half a dozen cable ties right out in the open holding things in place but breaking up the lines of the frame. It's simply a tidier looking package than the Monster IMO.

Like I said, the Monster is a great bike. It just doesn't appeal to ME visually. But I'm happy you're enjoying the bike that is your top pick. That's the important part.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #2567
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I'll be nice...but...

Some of these suggestions had me checking the date of the posts to make sure they were not done on April 1st...I was waiting for the Ducati Indiana to show up....

I'll go with the Commando, 1st generation 900ss, early 70s 750GT, early Harley as all for sure in the top 25 or so. How about a BMW R-32?
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #2568
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To be fair, there's the caveat of "what bike would you like to be known for" which changes the arc of answers greatly.

I don't think the VFR700/750 is the greatest looking bike ever, but if I were to be known as "Kraven, the VFR750 guy" I'd wear that badge proudly.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #2569
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This one:



It is small, it is beautiful and it is in my garage

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very nice!
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:05 PM   #2570
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best looking bike of all time

i don't know what it is and it doesn't matter anyway but while the rest of us were laying around choking our chickens this dude was doing some riding . that makes this bike ( whatever it may be ) the best looking bike of all time .

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Old 04-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #2571
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:03 PM   #2572
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the one that has always been my "it" bike

honda cb1000 of the 90's



was not pretending to be anything other than what it was- a big engine in a tough ass looking package. looking at it now, I still want one oh-so-bad.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:53 AM   #2573
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This is my first ever ost so it is fitting that I would post a pic of my favorite bike ever!
Nice...but, the original round case version was prettier.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #2574
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this thread went in the shitter on the first page. Don't know why the OP thought it would be any different from the last one.

My partial list with no pictures because I'm lazy:

Norton Commando

Triumph Bonneville

Earlier VFR series/NR750/RC30/etc. The third gen VFR750 is probably my favorite 750 street bike. I own a fourth gen, which is quite nicely styled IMO, but the headlights goofy looking from the front.

Ducati 900ss

Ducati 848

Triumph daytona 675 (especially the newest models...WOW)

There are more I can't think of at the moment.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #2575
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...To quote Jay Leno, "I like a motorcycle you can see through."

I think that having all the lines and wires and belts out in the open makes for mechanical purity. I can actually SEE how the thing works.

The engineer in my head likes being able to trace all the moving parts.

To each his own.

You must LOVE the old Ducati 907:


907 by Shooter158, on Flickr

Cheers.
Umm.... that isn't a 907... The two tone paint is the first clue, along with the "906" on the fairing.


This is a 907


I'm guessing most people will say "whatever" but these are likely the same people that can't see the difference between a '67 and a '69 Camaro either. There are differences between all three versions of the "Paso" (a name I don't think the factory ever used for the 907?) And yes, that one is mine. My first bike, bought new in '91 and currently stashed in my basement awaiting it's reintroduction to the real world.

Best looking roadbike of all time? It doesn't exist. A bike can be "One of the best" at most.

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #2576
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This is still my favorite.




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Old 04-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #2577
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This is still my favorite.




I was thinking about this one when people were posting the old ones. This I like.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #2578
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This is more along the lines of what pleases my eye.
Nice to see another photo that belongs here. The best looking road bike of all time is saying a lot. Many of the bikes look nice but aren't anywhere close to best looking.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:04 PM   #2579
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....

I was hopeful that people would really think about it and make a single definitive statement about their motorcycling aesthetic and that the asshats would stay in the other thread (call me a pollyanna ).

Fine,

KAWASAKI ZL900 ELIMINATOR







Tastefully modded with ZRX/ZX11 top end bits, chain drive, and the biggest goddamn turbo that the motor will spool. It runs on dead puppies and third world injustice, rips great bloody gashes in the ozone layer and is followed close behind by an apocalyptic cloud of burnt rubber and a wall of sound. Form politely tells function to bugger off, and the whole lash up is surrounded by an invisible cloud of dread and hate.

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Old 04-06-2013, 02:25 PM   #2580
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It' hard to beat.

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Speaking of which... how about the 750GT?

It's really hard to beat a bevel drive Ducati as being the "Real" best looking road bike. Although I'm much too tall to ever ride one, it's a thing of beauty to behold. It's got my vote.
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