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jabu69

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What's the best bike in the world?
« on: September 06, 2007, 08:04:17 pm »
In your personal opinion, what is the best motorcycle in the world?

I know it's not a simple question. It's not necessary that you have ridden it before. You don't have to get all intellectual about it as well. Try to avoid your choice based on price and reliability. Unless you believe it's an essential part of your dream bike.

so I'll start off:
IMO the best bike in the world ever is the KTM 950 SM. If I wasn't a big fan of off road trip. That's the bike I would own.

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 08:07:54 pm »
In terms of practicality and what I require from a bike, BMW 1150 GSA.
On the other hand, ALL bikes are lekker, just some are more lekker than others....
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 08:21:49 pm »
I would also vote 1150 GSA.

Aprillia Capanord a close 2nd.

Honda Super Blackbird 3rd

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2007, 08:26:44 pm »
Best bike ever, is and was a Vespa!!!!

But no way would i ride one, hence second best is a 950SE.....
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007, 08:34:25 pm »
You would need to qualify that Vespa.
PX200. The 2-stroke 200 with manual gears. 
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007, 08:52:26 pm »
You would need to qualify that Vespa.
PX200. The 2-stroke 200 with manual gears. 


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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007, 08:56:07 pm »
To me.. can only be the most desirable bike, since I am a nooby / novice.

Most desirable bike... BMW 1150 Adventure or possibly even the R1200RT. Different applications, but my heart says...
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007, 09:34:34 pm »
Say no more
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007, 09:40:08 pm »
Honda CB750



History

Introduced in 1969 the Honda CB750/4 was a motorcycle produced by the Honda company in Japan and sold in the US and Europe. Honda had been producing smaller utility bikes, winning customers through reliability and value, and sales were good with their famous nicest people ad series.

The CB750 broke the mold and was a bike for enthusiasts - technically (if only by a month) the second true modern Superbike behind the Triumph Trident (aka BSA Rocket 3). The CB750 was the first modern four cylinder machine from a mainstream manufacturer. [1] Other novel features included, an electric starter and an overhead camshaft.[1] By comparison the triple cylinder Triumph Trident was an extension of an older engine design in a far better handling frame. The CB750 and Rocket 3/Trident sold well against each other up until 1971, with the CB750 trading on price and reliability, while the Rocket 3/Trident traded on its racing ability. [citation needed]However, as the price of the Honda dropped and the extras increased, the Trident failed to develop as quickly - the Honda was eventually outselling the British bikes by five to one in 1976, the last year of production of the Triumph Trident.[citation needed] Over 400,000 CB750s were sold during its 9-year span
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2007, 09:43:35 pm »
wont say this is the best bike in the world but its up on my list as one of the most beautiful bikes ever!!!

ja ja - its not DS but its still pretty  ;D

 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2007, 09:49:56 pm »
That is a beeeeeeaaaaaaut
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2007, 10:05:02 pm »
Discovery channel had their own "best bike ever" show and for what it's worth they came up with the Honda CT 90 as the winner, sold something ridiculous like 6 billion bikes  ;D It too has remained almost unchanged since the 50's.

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2007, 11:19:56 pm »
china
you okes are all on drugs

MY bike is the best bike in the world....
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2007, 11:35:14 pm »
Agree with D7 ... just that MY bike is a DR   :D
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2007, 06:38:17 am »
1150 GSA is winning hands down  ;D

because it is th best bike in the world!
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2007, 07:04:15 am »
1.XT 500
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2007, 07:09:46 am »
I currently enjoy my 950 adventure so much so that I dont really want for another big bike, but if I could have time to ride more often, I would buy another KTM 300 EXC. Owned one before and loved it!
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2007, 07:26:27 am »
We all know its the Africa Twin so stop asking silly questions.
My dad thought me there is no thing as a stupid question but this one will fit that description  >:D
You know its the TWIN so stop making yourself sad by not having one. O0 :P >:D


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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2007, 07:32:40 am »
Dirt Dog, was se lelike k@k geel fietsie is daar in die hoekie van jou postings? Jy WAS n teerpad ryer. Replace hom met n fodie van jou 1200, daai een met die lae seat vir die kort beentjies!!
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2007, 07:42:17 am »
I agree with Welsh. I've never ridden a Jota, but always wanted one since I saw it.
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