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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2016, 01:14:12 pm »
Apart from the XT500, very few duelies became legends.

So maybe:
Fireblade
R1
Gsxr
KTM 950 Adv
Ducati Diavel
Hyabusa.

I like the list but I am not sure how you going to choose between the CBR over the R1 over the GSXR and of late the RR as well. It seems every 2 years another one of those is crowned as the best. Hiyabusha on the other hand stands apart as something iconic with a big following.
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2016, 01:24:31 pm »
Interesting thread
Nobody has mentioned the KTM 450RR  :drif:
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2016, 02:22:44 pm »
HP2.
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2016, 02:28:28 pm »
What about the Honda CR 500 or the Kawasaki KX 500?

I know they haven't been made for a while and I suppose the have legend status already?

Let's not even talk about the Maico 700  :o

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2016, 03:02:22 pm »
Tw200?
I see Rbs in Pinetown is advertising a 2016 model!
Does anybody know how long it's production run is?
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2016, 03:07:41 pm »
BWS100
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2016, 03:23:53 pm »
HP2.

Dit was seker nie maklik om te sÍ bie maar dis baie waar
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2016, 03:24:44 pm »
Modern day...the Husky 701 gets my vote
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2016, 03:38:40 pm »
HP2.

Dit was seker nie maklik om te sÍ bie maar dis baie waar

Ek voel skoon olik. :patch:
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2016, 03:41:18 pm »
H2R
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2016, 03:41:29 pm »
Take the 1985 Suzuki GSX-R as an example.

For years thousands of people have been merrily abusing these fabulous machines, and many have been written off, or converted to destruction.

Which is all good, because it simply helps it along to certain legend status.

For years these bikes could be had for a penny, but times are changing.
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2016, 03:41:43 pm »
HP2.

Dit was seker nie maklik om te sÍ bie maar dis baie waar

Ek voel skoon olik. :patch:

No that was a big mistake on 2SD's part. He forgot the R, like in Kawasaki's HP2R...
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #52 on: September 29, 2016, 03:43:14 pm »
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #53 on: September 29, 2016, 03:44:24 pm »
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Daantjie, NOU is ek beindruk! Lyk my jy is toe na alles nie so 'n bad ou nie :imaposer:
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2016, 03:58:10 pm »
Honda Africa Twin CRF1000.........
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2016, 04:08:56 pm »
Honda Africa Twin CRF1000.........

too young to be a legend.
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2016, 04:12:56 pm »
Honda Africa Twin CRF1000.........

too young to be a legend.

Clearly you did not read the OP  ???

Along with 95% of the rest of the posters.  :eek7:
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2016, 04:22:01 pm »


Clearly you did not read the OP  ???

Along with 95% of the rest of the posters.  :eek7:

Clearly you didn't,   or english is your second language.
A bike released a few months ago does not have time to reach legend status.
The word 'legend' implies something older.
Therefore a modern day legend is not very,  very old,  just old.
1 year is not old.
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2016, 04:27:45 pm »


Clearly you did not read the OP  ???

Along with 95% of the rest of the posters.  :eek7:

Clearly you didn't,   or english is your second language.
A bike released a few months ago does not have time to reach legend status.
The word 'legend' implies something older.
Therefore a modern day legend is not very,  very old,  just old.
1 year is not old.

He is talking about what will be a legend in 20 years time. The  AT will be 20 years old in 20 years  :o
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2016, 04:28:44 pm »
Honda Africa Twin CRF1000.........

too young to be a legend.

Back to my 1985 GSX-R example....they were released and immediately started ruling racing, making them instant legends.