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Old 03-30-2005, 11:02 PM   #31
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Ducati Indiana
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what could be worse?
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:19 AM   #32
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Nope. 1000cc

Yep. The 900 was first, available starting in 1981 iirc. see http://www.usfreeads.com/314628-cls.html and http://www.armchair.mb.ca/~dave/bikes/cb900.html for a picture of a 1982 (same bike)
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:19 AM   #33
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Old 03-31-2005, 07:21 AM   #34
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Ducati Indiana
http://it.geocities.com/ducati_indiana/
what could be worse?
Actually living in Indiana.

What were they thinking?!?
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Old 03-31-2005, 09:08 AM   #35
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I actually still own my 1979 Yamaha XS750. I bought it new as a poor mans BMW. IT has been trouble free, but hasn't seen much action since I bought me beemers.

now for bad bikes, how about the AMF Harleys, and the last few years production of the BSA's ?
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:15 PM   #36
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The XS 1100 was a four-cylinder. XS750 and XS850 were triples.
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:34 PM   #37
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Ducati Indiana
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Ariel Square Four...
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Old 03-31-2005, 08:39 PM   #38
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The XS 1100 was a four-cylinder.
yep. my '78 had 330,000 on it when i sold it for $350. smoked quite a bit,but still ran. no rebuild and it pulled/pushed a sidecar for about 100,000 miles.
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:00 AM   #39
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Ariel Square Four...
I thought this thread was about the worst ever motorcycle...
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:43 AM   #40
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The Honda XR650L.

Bought one new in '97. Biggest P.O.S. ever. Three top ends and a second gear, all in about 5000 miles. The bike literally spent more time in the shop than on the road.
You either got a lemon or didn't break it in right. Maybe your mechanic sux, I dunno. Of the bikes i've owned, my 1999 650L was my favorite. Shortly after purchase I rode mine out to Aztec Raceway at 90mph, rode it over big double jumps, rode it through a barbed wire fence, rode it over myself in a 6 foot endo, (both big time rider error, not bike error. That thing runs out from under you when you land at WOT without either foot on a peg!) then rode it back home at 80 mph with a busted mirror, a bent clutch lever and the tools missing from the torn tailbag. I couldn't move for a couple of days but the XR moved just fine. I loved that bike. Haven't been back to Aztec since.

Edit: Oh yeah, Bent but very usable handlebars.
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:46 AM   #41
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Actually living in Indiana.

What were they thinking?!?
Everyone knows the ineffable cool of Indiana, the alpine heights, the breath taking vistas, the beauty of Gary Indiana, the cools eucalyptus groves where the lotus eaters gather. The vibrant Amish and Amana communities,
the fantastic cultural life.
So the Italians give a shout-out to the great state that gave us Bobby Knight and the movie Hoosiers. With the worst Ducati ever, so it is written.
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:51 AM   #42
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Well, enough of the "worst motorcycle ever" it is now time to talk about "the best motorcycle ever" so I am starting a new thread. Let's hear your opinions on the flip side!

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Old 04-01-2005, 08:41 AM   #43
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Best motorcycle ever is easy- the one that puts a smile on your face. Barb
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:34 PM   #44
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Old 04-02-2005, 01:30 PM   #45
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kinda looks like a V-Rod

Yes it does! The poor Manure-a. Copies the V65 Magna which wasn't that popular, either. The V65 Sabre with touring fairing and saddle bags would be a hit today!
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