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Old 04-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #2491
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Here's a personal fav...

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:46 AM   #2492
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The REAL Best Looking Road Bike Of All Time Thread

OK, let's see if we can have a non-zombie or night of the living dead thread this time

No "I had one of these one time and think it's cute", "I always liked this", or "these 5 do it for me" bullshit.

Just name one production bike that will forever identify your taste in bikes- so that years from now your closest ones will see your entry and say either "well, he always had good taste" or "boy what the hell was he thinking?"

So, for example, you can live in people's memory as that "916 guy" or the "Amazonas guy"


I'm comfortable with my former old bike




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Old 04-02-2013, 06:54 AM   #2493
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I have liked this look since "On Any Sunday" came out when I was but a lad

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:18 AM   #2494
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Please tell me you didn't get rid of the RC30? They are going for a bloody fortune over here now..
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:35 AM   #2495
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Please tell me you didn't get rid of the RC30? They are going for a bloody fortune over here now..
Yes I did. Went back to the person I got it from. It was a good 10 years of street and track stewardship, so no regrets.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:25 AM   #2496
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This example looks to be slightly customized (I shot this pic at the Barber Vintage Festival a few years ago) but the Norton Commando 750 has to be in the conversation.

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:26 AM   #2497
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We've already done 167 pages in this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319008

I feel a merge coming...
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:28 AM   #2498
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Yes, but all but about 10 pages of that thread contained various bags of shit.

We're trying to screen out the people with no taste.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:32 AM   #2499
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This one will be the same.. beauty in the eyes of the beholder and all..
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:04 AM   #2500
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Well, clearly (at I genuinely hope so ) a lot of the bikes posted over there had to be jokes. And just as clearly, many people posted bikes they liked, including customs and one-offs.

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 ).
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:39 AM   #2501
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The Monster is a great bike, but it doesn't appeal to me visually. With the frame, cables, wiring, oil lines/cooler, pipes, and on that one, even the belt drives all right out in the open, it just looks way too "cluttered" for my taste. They needed to put a bit more effort into the "packaging" of all those components.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #2502
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I literally grew up with Harleys all around. My dad was a Harley mechanic and my mom was the bookkeeper in the same shop. As a consequence, this is the bike I always think of first as being the epitome of what a motorcycle should look like.

'56 KHK


I've owned and enjoyed bikes from all the major manufacturers over the years, but when I close my eyes and think "motorcycle", some version of this is what I see.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #2503
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I present to you the BMW R90/6




I like the way the fenders fit the wheels and they are nice and long. There isn't a mile of airspace between the rear wheel and fender. The seat looks very comfortable, and the tank is nicely shaped and proportioned. Everything just looks like it belongs together, and this looks like a motorcycle built for the real world...

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Old 04-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #2504
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This is the bike that has always done it for me. That solid rear wheel, gently raked front end, and those twin up swept pipes make my knees weak.

Bought one new off the showroom floor, and proceeded to lose it in a divorce (yes, she was the devil incarnate ) 2yrs later. Found another super low mileage example 5 yrs after that and bought it sight unseen from Florida. Then some asshole stole it out of my locked garage while we were on vacation.

Now all the pristine one's have been crated up and sold to collectors in Japan.



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Old 04-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #2505
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I literally grew up with Harleys all around. My dad was a Harley mechanic and my mom was the bookkeeper in the same shop. As a consequence, this is the bike I always think of first as being the epitome of what a motorcycle should look like.

'56 KHK


I've owned and enjoyed bikes from all the major manufacturers over the years, but when I close my eyes and think "motorcycle", some version of this is what I see.
That is something special....very nice!

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