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Most beautiful bike ever built?
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:38:29 PM »
Just for fun: in your opinion, what is the most beautiful bike ever built? I'll start off with my choice: MV Agusta F4
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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 08:39:51 PM »
I would nearly agree with you but prefer the naked MVs.
They are built by engineers who consider motorcycles an art form.
If you ever see one get up really close and drool !!
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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 10:30:08 PM »
Bloody hell, those are both fabulous looking bikes. I'll have them both....lottery win required!
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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 10:53:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Travelman [+]
Bloody hell, those are both fabulous looking bikes. I'll have them both....lottery win required!
That would be nice...  :001:
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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 10:59:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Travelman [+]
Bloody hell, those are both fabulous looking bikes. I'll have them both....lottery win required!

Agreed, but the fluid shape of an early 1970s 750 MV fuel tank and their sand cast crankcases make the modern ones look comparatively ugly. Very large lottery win indeed required for one of those old beauties!

In a mechanical engineering beauty contest my winner would be another old Italian - a 1950s Moto Guzzi V8 race bike. They sound like no other bike too!

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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 02:20:29 AM »
Imola Replica Ducati 750 SS gets my Boner award
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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 01:37:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by loftybob [+]
Imola Replica Ducati 750 SS gets my Boner award

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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 04:41:17 PM »
If I could afford one. Triumph Hurricane x75. Always wanted one of these, at 35k for a mint one I would have to win lottery.

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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 05:34:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by Chaz [+]
If I could afford one. Triumph Hurricane x75. Always wanted one of these, at 35k for a mint one I would have to win lottery.
I hadn't seen the X75 before. Gotta love those three stacked mufflers.

A few years ago, a local HD shop closed after decades at the same location. When they were clearing out their storerooms all kinds of interesting things appeared, including several Vetter items still in their original boxes. One was a Vetter bikini fairing that I had never seen on a bike. The Windjammer III is still the best all-round touring fairing that I have ever used. The guy knew his stuff.
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Re: Most beautiful bike ever built?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 05:38:15 PM »
I think that the BMW r7 was a one-off factory prototype, but I am a sucker for Art Deco period design.
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