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  • Best looking motorbike ever?
  • Zedsdead
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    mboy
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    My mates MV F4 with titanium pipes (£3000 for an exhaust!!!!) must be up there with the best of them in terms of looks.

    That all?

    Remember talking to a Ducati specialist about the cost of some things. At the time you couldn’t get an off the Shelf Big Bore ti pipe for a 998 race bike, there were a few custom options cropping up. Prices pushing £10k for a full exahust weren’t unheard of apparently, including a full re-map and setup on a rolling road!

    juan
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    the new Ducati Streetfighter and the Aprilia RSV 4. Both are simply stunning

    That must be a joke surely… They look like any other ugly japanese supershite.

    To be honest the monster 696 and the streetfighter are really something I was not expecting from ducati…

    If we speak of modern motorbike, I would say triumph would get my vote for the bonneville and the thruxton

    at least no one has said kwacker 2 stroke triples

    therevokid
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    just for that … My old H2 :-]

    vinnyeh,

    Much as I’d love to buy one and tuck it away in the garage for future fettling, lack of money, space and time means that it isn’t a realistic option at the moment.

    I realise they’re unlikely to ever be cheap again, so I guess I’ll just have to pin my hopes on a lottery win…….

    Good luck with your restoration; enjoy!

    Cheers,

    Iain

    jahwomble
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    early Triumph Hurricane, had one

    Harley xr750, want one

    That Triumph Trident that that Norman Hyde fella built that had four cylinders

    Ariel Square four, want one

    Schroedinger’s Cat’s Buell (XB12?) on the other bike thread.

    Canadian Import V-max, have one

    it would appear that I don’t like bikes with fairings or jellymoulds glued on. Only just noticed that…..

    Some of those 70’s kawas have to run the t120 close

    alwyn
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    Oggles
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    Monster 695. The new 696 style doesn’t hold a candle to it IMO.

    juan
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    Monster 695. The new 696 style doesn’t hold a candle to it IMO.

    i don’t know you but I already like you

    Jimbo
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    Anything crafted by Ghezzi-Brian.

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    Already posted but my favourite too along weith the LaverdaJota (but a faired RGS1200 is even more georgous)

    Spongebob
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    What about the best sounding bikes ever?

    I haven’t heard better sounding bikes than the Laverda Jota and the Triumph Trident (both of the 1970’s). Those who have heard these will know what I mean. That three cylinder sound without too much silencing. At moderate revs, they would be flying without the high pitched howling.

    Sad that a lot of modern bikes have so much silencing that they sound like hairdryers, or when revved up, sound like an angry hornet in a jam jar!

    Kiril
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    I can’t post a picture of my Guzzi le mans (Mk1) but the most attractive bike has to me a Mike Hailwood Replica…

    and the most glorious sound is a big italian twin (and maybe an unsilenced Honda V 1000)

    ski
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    Anyone old enough to remember this one 😉

    My first ride, still love basic functional look of them, not that you see/hear them on the road any more:

    Spongebob
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    Wow that’s old! I had the FSIE and mine had a front disc brake (circa 1977) -whoopee do! 😀

    I see that yours has footpegs, not fixed pedals as per mine – all due to legalities of what constitutes a moped I understand. I see you have the add on chromed frame bars too.

    Happy days them!

    uplink
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    druidh
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    OK – we got a few Dukes in there (and I wouldn’t argue with a 916), but I can’t believe you’ve all neglected this…..

    Got to be…

    I may have to buy one in the next few weeks… cos my TDM is just a bit… unexciting really! I was supposed to be having a look at one this weekend, but accidentally drank my own bodyweight in beer yesterday afternoon/evening/night in Leeds… then had to get back to Cumbria this afternoon.

    Oneday soon though…

    (I love the new one too, but too much cash, also love the Street Triple, Aprilia Shiver, KTM Superduke (and R)…. but funds are not that generous yet)

    Jimbo
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    Bimota V-Due

    Bimota SB6R

    Goddammit where did my picture go!!!!

    It should have been a Triumph Speed Triple 955i

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    Best sound still the RGV with a set of Johnston carbon cans – waaaaaaa

    mboy
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    Best sounding?

    Regis Laconi’s 2002 Aprilia RS3 Cube MotoGP bike. Damn that thing was mental! The engine was essentially just 3 cylinders from a Cosworth Formula 1 engine. I was at Donnington for the 2002 MotoGP, and though the bike was well off the pace of the front runners, it was totally insane. Popping, spitting and backfiring everytime the throttle was shut, making a noise more akin to God gargling than anything else! No silencing whatsoever, was the loudest MotoGP bike in the field by a country mile, so much so that following years they enforced a decibel limit I believe which led the Aprilia effort to end up getting axed only a couple of years on. But by god what a noise!

    Last of the 990cc Ducati Desmosedici’s made a rather tasty noise too, and the roadbike is probably the best sounding roadbike available.

    Of course you can’t beat a big Ducati twin either, the rumle of 2 enormous cylinders overlaid with the clattering of the Desmodromic top end and a rattly dry clutch, all make for a rather more colourful noise than any in line 4 crap!

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    Its not pretty, but by heck it’s purposeful:

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    Always partial to one of these

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    RobS – I’m in Cumbria and sold my S3 955i a few months ago. Traded it in at Carlisle Triumph (KC Superbikes) for a Sprint ST 1050. I wish i hadn’t – the S3 was a fabulous bike, particularly with the triumph high level race can. What a noise! The ST is more comfortable for my partner on the pillion, though.

    Damn, sandwich just got in there ahead of me. These are the two bikes I just lusted after in my younger days. Laverda Jota and Norton Commander Roadster

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    ooo, let me post a pic of my Dad’s 3TA in here. Sadly sold now.
    pix here http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/northmalvern/Triumph3TA

    The Badger
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    Ducati 888 – please can I have one?

    tinsy
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    Italian Stallion…

    coffeeking
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    Bream
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    For me this still holds a very special place in my heart 8)

    therevokid
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    Had one of these once …. much, MUCH fun :-]

    bobalong
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    I’ve fallen for this…..

    bobalong
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    Pigface
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    Any Maico twinshock, the RTL Hondas, I think my Scorpa is cute. 78 Cr250 after Fox got their hands on it. EMX Cotton was a looker, the old American yellow and Black YZ’s so rare in this country. CCM 4 strokes dribble drool. Fantic 240 and Ossa gripper.

    The original monster was amazing when it appeared, nothing really like it.

    Always thought the old oil cool GSX1100 had a certain brutal fascination.

    Second for the Gammas they were great when they first came out.

    therevokid
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    @bobalong – WOW !!!!

    Ok, it isn’t, but it’s mine and that’s what’s important

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