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Old 10-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #2356
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W 800

I can't say for sure, since I've never seen one in the flesh, but I strongly suspect that the W-800 from Kaw. would go on the list. I do know that that bevel drive motor from the W-650 is in the top five best looking engines in the last 5 decades.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #2357
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Im lovin' my new 2 me Nomad...

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:17 PM   #2358
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In my opinion, for what it is worth (nothing), the best looking MODERN bike out there is this:

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Look at that exhaust!
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #2359
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OK, it's time this thread went back to sleep. It's about widely recognized best looking machines, not personal favourites.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #2360
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:23 PM   #2361
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don't know if this was posted but I love the look of this thing!

Anyone out there: what model airhead is this and is the rear shock fabricated or is there a model that may resemble it. Say a GS100 has a single shock but not as slick as the one on the pic.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #2362
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I'd say the engine is an R100 for the 1980's, as it has the flat air filter. The rear end is a custom fabrication, no doubt. Based on the way the front end of the bike is sitting rather high, I'd guess this could have started life as an R100GS. The forks have a single rotor on the right side, the gaiters have been removed....
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:17 AM   #2363
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I've alwayz thought them copper colored SVs are sum of the purdiest bikes.

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:37 AM   #2364
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OK, it's time this thread went back to sleep. It's about widely recognized best looking machines, not personal favourites.

As has been said dozens of times in this thread...there is no accounting for taste. I think Indians are fucking hideous and glompy looking, but other people seem to think they were crafted by the hand of God...
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:32 AM   #2365
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As has been said dozens of times in this thread...there is no accounting for taste.
No accounting for taste but you find the expected variety of personal preference.

Me, I find the Triumph X75 Hurricane a ridiculous mashup of 70s plastic excess - can't stand the design that many consider perfection. I'd put it in the ugly thread. The Brough Superior strikes me as a odd mix of fishy parts that don't gel, while I love the Black Shadow, tacked-on seat and all. I'd take an RC30 over a 916, maybe an MV F4 over both, but personally prefer the 90s Ducati 900SS over most faired sport bikes. I know that's probably the "wrong" answer but it works for me.

Usually hate any retro copies but the new Norton/Dreer Commando is the rare exception. It looks just right to me, as good as the original (blasphemy!) while not completely aping it.

Great bikes in this thread, I have no problem with it being resurrected occasionally. It's always nice to revisit function, beauty, and some controversy. My favorite remains the Matchless G50 with some Ducks and Guzzis in the running.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #2366
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I can't say for sure, since I've never seen one in the flesh, but I strongly suspect that the W-800 from Kaw. would go on the list. I do know that that bevel drive motor from the W-650 is in the top five best looking engines in the last 5 decades.
I agree that's a great looking engine. I've always loved Ducati singles after all...
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:46 AM   #2367
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Early 60s triumphs

I'd like to cast a vote for early 60s Triumphs (Bonnevilles, etc):



Nothing superfluous on the bike, functional yet elegant. I like the smaller fenders on the 60s Triumphs vs the more flowing earlier designs, albeit I'm a sucker for the earlier Triumph headlight nacelles. Beautiful finish on individual components, classic peashooter pipes.

Overall it's what pops into peoples' heads when they think 'motorcycle.'
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:49 AM   #2368
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:19 AM   #2369
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You people are incorrigible. I ride an SV every day and you'd have to be insane to put it even close to this thread.

Here.

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:14 AM   #2370
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