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Old 09-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #136
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I don't have even a half of the knowledge that some of you guys have. I don't know if it's just the age or maybe more time and dedication to motorcycling. It has been fun to see what people have chosen and look at the history of some of these companies.

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #137
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1955 Moto Guzzi V8/Otto (I unno, There may have been other bikes with a v8)
1969 Honda CB750
1972 Kawasaki Z1000 (first of the Super Liter Bikes, I think?)

What ever 70's Model saved Harley's ass. This is all I can think of for now.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:10 PM   #138
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Popular Mechanics says that the Vincent Black Shadow was the worlds first superbike.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:40 PM   #139
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When it comes down to brass tacks, every era has had it's equivant "superbike". I'll have one of each please.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:03 AM   #140
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When it comes down to brass tacks, every era has had it's equivant "superbike". I'll have one of each please.
I think the term came into general, widespread use around the time of the introduction of the CB750, Mach III, Triumph/BSA triples, and a couple years later, the Z1. As nice as the Black Shadow was, if we're talking "significance" there is no comparison - I'd bet the CB750 outsold the BS by 100:1, and the CB750 was the template for an eventual UJM motorcycle design that came to dominate the industry for decades to come. But you can certainly make a case to include both.

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Old 10-06-2013, 09:15 AM   #141
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!986 Honda VFR 750
Nothing quite like it at the time from Japan
V4, Gear driven cams, awesome sound, typical Honda attention to detail, fit and finish.
It was the first of three VFR's I owned
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #142
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1965 CB450 Black Bomber. First big bike Honda made.
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The Gamma. 500cc street legal 2 strokes. Hold your balls. These things are rockets with wheels.
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