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What is the BEST LOOKING MOTORCYCLE to you?

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  1. DK308

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    #627 DK308, Jan 8, 2017
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    That's an easy question. The bike that is the equivalent of the F355. Perfectly sized and perfectly proportioned with a stunning visual design.

    Ducati 916 in yellow.
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  2. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    I like the NCR M16 although I'd think most don't like the half-fairing look of it. The front end of the D16RR has grown on me a lot over the years and the tail on the NCR looks fantastic. The carbon details on this is what I like most although it's more than excessive for sure. 319lbs and 200HP+ at the wheel would likely kill me within 10 feet of riding.

    NCR Millona M16 - First Look | Cycle World
     
  3. Wade

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  4. tundraphile

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    Ducati Performance will be selling a full Akrapovic exhaust for the Supersport that relocates the exhaust to underseat. I don't have a picture or price yet but it will not be cheap.

    Based on reaction and reasonable MSRP I am sure Ducati will sell a boatload of the Supersport and Supersport S. Not to me, I personally don't care for it but acknowledge I am in the minority. The way it looks just doesn't do it for me, like a Chinese company tied to copy the Panigale.

    We will see if they do a 1200cc version. Have my doubts.
     
  5. Wade

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    #631 Wade, Feb 21, 2017
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    Exhaust kits from Ducati are pricey for sure. The one for the xDiavel is almost $2500 and it consists of only slip-on muffs plus an ECU (i.e. no full exhaust), correct?

    The Super Bagger needs better aesthetics. ;)
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  6. ducrob

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    Duacati 996S Monoposto in yellow. All-day-long. The Suzuki RGV 500 ( Schwantz's bike) was a sexy one also.
     
  7. Greg-NWO

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    I'd go with the 2002 Ducati 748S Senna Edition.
     
  8. vinuneuro

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  9. ferraripete

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    still the 888:)
     
  10. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    Actually I may have to change my answer to the Britten V1000. I saw two race a couple years back at Barber (9 of the 10 were there). Stunning machine.
     
  11. lear60man

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  12. tundraphile

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    While the 2017 Ducati Superleggera looks very similar to the standard Panigale, looking closer almost every piece is a different material or altered to be lighter in some way. The original 2014 SL with its bright orange paint and detailing will give hours of enjoyment just seeing how they seem to have thought of everything on that bike.

    The 2017 version made mostly of carbon fiber comes out and blows even that bike away.

    For my money, the most exotic and interesting sportbike ever offered to the public. Including the Desmosedici RR and RC-213V-S. D16RR is close though ;)

    Non-phone friendly hi-res pics here.
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    I'm going to say yet again, engineering combined with actual competition/race success brings a better motorcycle to the worldwide market. Unfortunatly, t-shirts, leather vests and flatulent exhausts, oh....and ancient air cooled technology (really)? ....drives a certain brand and their loyal followers. It's sad.
     
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    #643 drcollie, Feb 28, 2017
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    I have always thought the rare Moto Guzzi Daytona to be one of the most handsome bikes I have ever seen. It was my good fortune to find this one wasting away in the back of a dusty warehouse and I restored it over a 9 month period. Turned out that it was big fun to ride, too.
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  19. Todd308TR

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    #645 Todd308TR, Jul 9, 2017
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    Air cooling is great, it makes for a lighter, low maintenance bike.
    I've owned a HD and now have a Monster and XR.
    I'm selling the Monster because I just bought one of the best bikes made a BMW S1000R.
    Many people think it's ugly, I think it's good looking like a tank.
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    The BMW S1000R is amazing, that is all.
     
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  23. tundraphile

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    I will try to break it into categories as IMO the expectations of a cruiser are different than a retro bike are different from a sportbike. Bikes available today...

    Touring:
    Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring
    honorable mention: Indian Chief Vintage

    Crusier:
    Ducati Xdiavel S
    honorable mention: Moto Guzzi Griso

    Retro bike:
    Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
    honorable mention: Triumph Thruxton R

    Sport bike:
    MV Agusta F3 800 RC
    honorable mention: Honda CBR1000RR SP2

    Naked Bike:
    MV Agusta Brutale 800 America
    honorable mention: Ducati 1200 Monster R

    Dream bike:
    Ducati 1299 SuperLeggera
    honorable mention: MV Agusta F4-RC

    Dirt Bike:
    Husqvarna 701 Enduro
    honorable mention: Beta 450RR

    But I have all expectation of the sportbike list above to be bumped down one this fall when Ducati unveils the V4 replacement for the Panigale.
     
  24. rdefabri

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    These are beautiful, as are the Ghezzi-Brian Guzzis.

    But for me, the best looking bike ever built was the Ducati 916/996/998 series. Absolutely perfect to my eyes, I really loved (and still love) them.
     

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