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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2016, 05:13:00 pm »
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2016, 05:23:28 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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The CR 500 was produced up to 2001 and the KX 500 up to 2004.

Modern enough, old enough, legend enough.  :deal:

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2016, 05:25:35 pm »
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #63 on: September 29, 2016, 05:50:19 pm »
I could be bias but I do believe the


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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2016, 06:17:05 pm »
One stands out to me and that's the XT500.
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2016, 06:27:01 pm »
Well, these are the CURRENT bikes I walk outside to look at/stare at (meaning I dont go outside to look at 1190's or 1200's, unless I need to see the bike to FIT something to it):

DRZ400
660R
650R + 650L + older KLR's + DR's, etc; simple bikes, many want them back, with FI!
HP2, since high degree of customization, since less aftermarket parts available, etc.
XT500, rare, but I see the odd one, with a bread crate on the back!
KTM 640
KTM 950 SE,
1150GS/1150 GSA, since I own one, always something to 'learn from a fellow 'fiddy rider...
and the Airheads, PD, Kalahari, G/S 80

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The NC Honda's; not much soul, but I bet they will still be running!
The Husky 701 may just be an iconic bike (2017 model, with modified Rocker set up, etc)
CCM GP450, not avail in SA, but heading in the d-I-r-e-c-t-I-o-n some riders want, albeit with 5speed box...
and finally, the yet-to-be-launched Yamaha XT700Z.....  ;D

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2016, 09:31:45 pm »
Honda RC46 the 5th gen VFR with Fi but still sporting those gear driven cams from the RC 30 racers.  The noise that V4 makes when you hit 7200 rpm is haunting...

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2016, 09:44:24 pm »
Something like Yamaha's RZ350 YPVS was always destined to be a legend bike, right from the start. It was a small 350cc two-stroke twin that could easily beat most bikes twice it's size.

Now think of a bike today that could beat most bikes twice it's size.......
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #68 on: September 29, 2016, 10:22:51 pm »
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #69 on: September 29, 2016, 11:49:08 pm »
KTM 300! if it's not a legend already, this if I dare say may pip everything else so far (ok maybe not 950SE)
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #70 on: September 30, 2016, 07:01:24 am »
KTM 300! if it's not a legend already, this if I dare say may pip everything else so far (ok maybe not 950SE)

I agree, this bike must have won more hardcore/extreme enduro's than any other machine. In the relatively small offroad world, it is already a legend.
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2016, 07:03:33 am »
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Why would you name this bike? What makes it outstanding? It is just another run-of-the-mill 4stroke single?
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #72 on: September 30, 2016, 07:20:14 am »
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2016, 07:30:54 am »
Also may be biased (well actually I'm definitely biased  :biggrin:) but Husky 610  :thumleft:
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2016, 07:40:56 am »
The OP asks on what bikes we ride TODAY will there be legend status put in future.

XT500, while still being ridden today, has been out of production for over 30 years. Same with KX500, etc. Does it count for this thread?
It actually does not matter because it has been seen as legend for a while already, as long back as 1979/80 when it won the first two Dakars.

Today's bikes? 1290 Superduke?  H2/R?  2015 Yamaha R1?  690? [701 just a disguised 690]  XT660Z?  AT1000? 
 

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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #75 on: September 30, 2016, 07:53:17 am »
Also may be biased (well actually I'm definitely biased  :biggrin:) but Husky 610  :thumleft:


If we weren't all biased none of us would be posting on this forum.  :pot: :lol8:

Except me of course. The fact that I love old British bikes, Italian bikes, German bikes, Austrian bikes, grudgingly respect Japanese bikes, believe Chinese bikes are not half as bad as some would dismiss them, and hate American bikes, goes to show that I'm probably the only Wild Dog with a totally objective view.  ;) :imaposer:
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #76 on: September 30, 2016, 08:08:12 am »
Also may be biased (well actually I'm definitely biased  :biggrin:) but Husky 610  :thumleft:


If we weren't all biased none of us would be posting on this forum.  :pot: :lol8:

Except me of course. The fact that I love old British bikes, Italian bikes, German bikes, Austrian bikes, grudgingly respect Japanese bikes, believe Chinese bikes are not half as bad as some would dismiss them, and hate American bikes, goes to show that I'm probably the only Wild Dog with a totally objective view.  ;) :imaposer:

 :laughing4: and I even like the American ones as well....does that make me even more objective?  :3some:
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #77 on: September 30, 2016, 08:30:28 am »
Exactly my point of view with the Honda AT CRF1000 ...........
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #78 on: September 30, 2016, 08:32:11 am »
YZ400F was the start of 4t revolution and needs to be honoured as a legend
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Re: What is a modern day legend bike?
« Reply #79 on: September 30, 2016, 08:37:38 am »
1985 GSX-R 750 - started the whole superbike class.
1992 Fireblade - re-wrote the rules and made everything else look obsolete, 1100cc pace with 750cc handling.
1998 R1 - was a kick in the nuts to all other superbikes including the latest Fireblade, and started the 1000cc class.
From here onward everybody joined the 1000cc class but it was more evolution than revolution with a new class leader every year, until...
the 2015 H2 arrived which will probably start a new class of hyperbike.