916 vs Black lightning

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Ace, May 31, 2011.

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    ogden Guest

    Morbidelli V8
    BMW K1
    Buell RR1000
    Kawasaki Versys
    KTM RC8
    Pretty much any other BMW.
    Pretty much anything pre-1987.
    The pink bits from the Britten V1000
    ogden, Jun 1, 2011
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    ogden Guest

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    Hog. Guest

    Hog., Jun 1, 2011
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    Ace Guest

    Far too many to list, but one or two of the previously mentioned
    bikes, including the katana, would better belong there.
    All of those too.

    One that does stick in my memory is the Z1R - perhaps it was just the
    contrast with the Z1/Z900/Z1000 series, which started out utterly
    gorgeous, slowly losing their edge over time, but then the Z1R came
    out and... yuck, just utterly, completely minging.

    Ace, Jun 1, 2011
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    Andy B Guest

    I've always liked the R90S but finding a genuine one amongst the shite
    copies is getting harder by the year.
    Truly horrible bikes. I'd burn the lot of them and the World would be a
    better place.
    You're showing your age again.
    Andy B, Jun 1, 2011
  6. I rather liked it......
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 1, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    The R90S is a lovely bike but the R100S looks almost the same and is a
    better bike, particularly the late Brembo edition. But another timeless
    classic is the 850 Le Mans. MKI and MKII
    Hog., Jun 1, 2011
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    Hog. Guest

    So did I. It handled so badly though and TBF is does look like some students
    in a Tech college knocked up the bodywork
    Hog., Jun 1, 2011
  9. Isn't taste a strange thing? I wouldn't give that a second glance,
    PipL alter ego, Jun 1, 2011
  10. Oh, yes.

    I know very little about either, technically: I did read an article a few
    months ago about the BSA though.
    PipL alter ego, Jun 1, 2011
  11. I had a beige CZ250 Sport - no fairing. Not pretty but MZs were way
    PipL alter ego, Jun 1, 2011
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  13. Guessing it had to be the Ariel, I Googled it.

    Holy shit.
    PipL alter ego, Jun 1, 2011
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    prawn Guest

    prawn, Jun 1, 2011
  15. I don't know what is the matter with you lot[1]. All you ever seem to be
    able to do is comment on how bikes look when without a rider and parked.
    What is so wrong with judging the view as it is seen from the proper
    perspective, like behind the clocks?

    It is not the bike but long distance and the swift passage of time what
    adds aesthetics to bikes.

    [1] Well I do but I don't want to offend your delicate fucking
    sensibilities by mentioning it.
    steve auvache, Jun 1, 2011
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    Lozzo Guest

    I very nearly died on a Z1R back in 1982. Fucking thing was the worst
    handling pile of shit I'd ridden up until then, and at the time I owned
    a GT750 Kettle

    Versys 650 Inter-Continental Hyperbolistic Missile , CBR600F-W racebike
    in the making, TS250C, RD400F (somewhere)
    BMW E46 318iSE (it's a car, not one of those 2-wheeled pieces of shite
    they churn out)
    Lozzo, Jun 1, 2011
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    mark Guest

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    mark Guest

    mark, Jun 1, 2011
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    Tosspot Guest

    Nah, that is a right shonky exhaust. The cafe racer looks I'd forgotten
    about, but deffo. Well, if I wasn't a fat lardy **** that'd look stupid
    on one :-(
    Tosspot, Jun 1, 2011
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    TMack Guest

    Some of those are quite pretty compared with:

    Aprilia Moto 6.5

    Beta Jonathan

    Ducati Indiana
    http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ducati/ducati_750_indiana 87.htm

    Francis Barnett Fulmar

    ....and my all-time favourite, the Bohmerland 3-seater

    The v-strom probably deserves a mention as well.
    TMack, Jun 1, 2011
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