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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2007, 07:45:59 am »
Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin !!, without any hesitation. The most reliable, most suited for any terrain,........ a real adventure bike.
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2007, 07:48:21 am »
In my line of bikes....two


The Africa Twin 750

and

The BMW 80GS

Say no more.
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2007, 07:50:50 am »
KTM 690 Rallye - A factory bike with all the bling to take on the toughest race.
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2007, 08:02:39 am »
Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin !!, without any hesitation. The most reliable, most suited for any terrain,........ a real adventure bike.

Have you ridden the AT since you bought your KTM?
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2007, 08:04:44 am »
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 #25 on: September 07, 2007, 08:28:49 am »
Best bike in the world?
  The one that's paid for   ;D
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2007, 08:29:25 am »
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.

Jabu, what do you think of the ducati hypermotard?
I won't rate it best but would sure like to have one of those two.
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2007, 08:29:57 am »
My opinion, radically different style, timeless, just beautiful, and oh the sound!
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2007, 08:46:23 am »
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.

Jabu, what do you think of the ducati hypermotard?
I won't rate it best but would sure like to have one of those two.

I can't wait to try a demo. They'll be available as from October. You can arrange a demo from the importer in Jo'burg I think. I'll get the guy's phone number for those who want to have a spin.

I've always been a fan of Ducati's desmo engine, even if it's the old air-cooled concept. Ducatis handles very differently from other bikes, that's what make them very special. It feels a bit stiff at the beginning, but once you get use to it it's pure fun.
I don't know what to say about this bike really, but I'm very curious.

Oh and before I forget, Ducati is making an excellent offer until end of November. If you purchase a new bike from them, they give you a service plan for 2 years. No service cost for 2 years. That's very good.
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2007, 08:50:13 am »
OOps
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2007, 08:59:15 am »
Hahahahaha - check the dude's facial expression.

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2007, 09:00:50 am »
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In my line of bikes....two


The Africa Twin 750

and

The BMW 80GS

Say no more

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2007, 09:06:31 am »
Way beyond it's time and set the styling features for the new generation of superbikes when it came out.



The NR750 was Honda's opportunity to show what they can do, but its beautiful engineering was lost on the public. The engine technology, the complex exhaust routing, and touches like carbon fibre composite bodywork and a titanium-tinted screen were not what most observers thought of as the way forward. It was quite heavy, and definitely not intended as a race machine. And of course the ludicrous price (£38,000 in the UK, ¥5,000,000 in Japan) was enough to ensure it remained a curiousity.

Some features, such as the side-mounted radiators and aspects of the styling eventually into Honda's more modest road models, but the enormous expense of developing an oval-pistoned v-four motorcycle means such a design is unlikely to be sold at realistic prices. The conventional v-four engine is already complex and expensive to produce.

The PGM-FI fuel injection was state of the art in 1992, and used 7 sensors and a 16-bit CPU to control the eight injectors as well as controlling ignition timing. In addition it altered the position of an inlect duct in the airbox to regulate airflow. Over 200 were assembled, at a rate of 2 or 3 a day.

Since it couldn't be homologated for World Championship racing Honda decided the NR750 could be used to attempt some records. A lightened, tuned NR, making 150bhp @ 15,500rpm and weighinhg just 180kg was produced (compared to the standard bikes' 222kg). Diminutive GP rider Loris Capirossi set new flying mile, flying kilometre and standing start mile & 10km records, assuring its place in the record books.

Honda had tried the oval-piston concept before. The first motorcycle named NR750 was an endurance racer which appeared at Le Mans in 1987. It failed to finish, but was very fast with a wide powerband. It weighed just 145kg and made over 150bhp - in the days when superbikes were doing well to put out 135 horses.
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2007, 09:10:42 am »
In my line of bikes....two


The Africa Twin 750

and

The BMW 80GS

Say no more.

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2007, 10:47:27 am »
There is no such thing as the best bike!!. It all depends on your requirements and because mine differ a lot I need about four bikes. (Trials, Enduro, Dual sport and Track racing)

So the best bike is the one you can afford and has got logistic support when it breaks.

But I prefer the bike that is paid and maintained by a sponsor. In that case I might even consider an Orange model!!!
 

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2007, 11:36:08 am »
I agree with Welsh. I've never ridden a Jota, but always wanted one since I saw it.

And the exhaust note with a 3:1 is to die for doll.

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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2007, 12:07:19 pm »
There is no such thing as the best bike!!. It all depends on your requirements and because mine differ a lot I need about four bikes. (Trials, Enduro, Dual sport and Track racing)

So the best bike is the one you can afford and has got logistic support when it breaks.

But I prefer the bike that is paid and maintained by a sponsor. In that case I might even consider an Orange model!!!

I think you're missing the point Muddy.
Everyone should own at least 3 motorcycles, or 4 in your case. Right.
And the rest, blah blah blah, nice and politely said... Yawn
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2007, 12:13:24 pm »
difficult to choose just one man ......

but if i had to choose just one i reckon the katana 11
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2007, 12:46:10 pm »

without a doubt the best bike in the world will be my next one
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Re: What's the best bike in the world?
« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2007, 12:55:22 pm »
difficult to choose just one man ......

but if i had to choose just one i reckon the katana 11

+1  That bike influenced a lot of the bike designs after it appeared.
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