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What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« on: April 21, 2014, 12:48:59 pm »

OK, so what is the consensus here? What is the most beautiful (or least ugly) motorcycle ever?
 
Separate categories for production bikes and concept bikes. Please keep it to street/highway/touring bikes. I like dual sports too, but their styling
tends toward gnarly, and gnarly leads towards macho, and then things just get ugly with measuring devices etc.

I love my Gen II C14, but the looks aren't all that great to me, Gen I was much better looking.
I actually like the looks of the FJR and the ST1300 better than either of the C14s. (some of you are thinking I'm  :nuts: :loco:)
So which bikes do you find most aesthetically pleasing to the eye? (please totally disregard any other aspect, like power and handling)
Post photos if possible preferably in a color that you think makes it look best (here come the fastest color posts, I can feel it).

This should could be good.  :popcorn:   (unless this has already been asked and answered? Link please.)

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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 12:52:44 pm »
Not sure about the best ever, but I always thought the VF1000R was a great color scheme and good looking bike for it's time... too bad they're big heavy pigs...  :(








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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 12:58:00 pm »
Not sure about the best ever, but I always thought the VF1000R was a great color scheme and good looking bike for it's time... too bad they're big heavy pigs...  :(








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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 01:13:25 pm »
Currently I still think the Pacific Coast is the best looking/styled bike.


I also liked the Yamaha GTS1000

and the Bridgestone 350 GTR
(my friends {and enemies} always asked why I had the tank mounted backwards. mouth breathers all)

...just to show you how out of step my style taste is with the rest of the world.  ::)  :nuts:

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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 01:13:50 pm »
too bad they're big heavy pigs...  :(

Speaking of big heavy pigs!


Man, those are good looking bikes though.  ;D :thumbs:

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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 01:18:28 pm »
Was always fond of the 82/83 CB1100F...



In fact I bought one.  (The one above isn't mine, mine was naked - no fairing - but otherwise identical...)   
But I'd take any one of my KH triples over that - though they weren't pretty, by any stretch...



Also, not mine, but add a few dents and scratches, and it'd be a dead ringer...

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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 01:48:21 pm »
1923 BMW R32
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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 02:32:04 pm »
1975 CB400F - Now that was a fun UJM!


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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 02:40:45 pm »
Ducati 750 Supersport, circa 2001. BTW, I agree with the Bridgestone (I had one) except for the seams along the mufflers. We will have to agree to disagree about the Pacific Coast.
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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 03:26:42 pm »
Speaking of big heavy pigs!


Man, those are good looking bikes though.  ;D :thumbs:


:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Ya but these big bitches are true sport touring machines... And yes they are very pretty indeed!  ;D 8) :chugbeer:


The VF1000R I'm calling a heavy pig was trying to compete with the oil cooled Gixxers that under-weighed them by more than a 100 lbs...



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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2014, 03:41:58 pm »
The Matrix edition of the Duc 998 was another good looking ride too IMO!  8) :thumbs: :thumbs:











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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2014, 05:56:44 pm »
Another fave...  8)





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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2014, 06:13:37 pm »
Ducati 916.  One of the sexiest Italians ever.

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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2014, 11:26:13 pm »


I miss the smell of two-stroke oil in the morning.


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Re: What do you think is the best looking bike ever?
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2014, 12:32:00 pm »
Always loved the VTR, Sv1000S and the Mv Agusta machines.










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