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The most beautiful motorcycle ever built?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by Sam Cogley, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Nut house of the Universe

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    NAh your all wrong the prettiest motorcycle ever made was a 1915 Cyclone not to mention in pre WWI it would do over 110mph on the board track.
     

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  2. similost

    similost Rockin and Rollin....

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    I gotta agree with you Sam, the R7 is a beautiful bike, and a lot of art went into it.. it was more than just a mode of transportation when they designed it. Something they weren't payin much attention to back then...

    As far as the rotary bikes, While the one I posted would probably be a real bear to ride if you hit the throttle hard, since it would want to roll around the crank, I think ilooks more natural traveling down the road with the engine pointed forward like it would in a plane, as opposed to seing it from the side...

    The reason I like the looks of the Rinebeck is because there was more thought to the art than the BMW, but I'd much rather ride the BMW..

    Now that BRD, OH YEAH.. that was pure top notch mechanical engineering to build a hell of a performing bike..
     
  3. similost

    similost Rockin and Rollin....

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    You have to remember too.. some of us are also fans of bikes like this...

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    Everytime I see djnagel's yellow hydro drive bike, I think of Roaddog... It's what motorcycles started as... a tinkerers toy..
     
  4. moinau

    moinau Je me Souviens

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    This is one of my favorite, the Munch-4tts
     
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  5. ricohman

    ricohman Adventure Rider

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    Not even in the same ballpark.........
     
  6. mulester7

    mulester7 LIVE from Lake Ouachita

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    .....build a frame around a car engine, feed it nitrous, and try to hang on.....

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  7. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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  8. clydeselsor

    clydeselsor Lunatic Member

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    And so is that one!!!
     
  9. kneeOhFight

    kneeOhFight Addicted Member

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    precisely
     
  10. gearhound

    gearhound Lunatic Member

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    One year at the annual British Motorcycle Day in Gaithersburg, Maryland, they were raffling off a motorcycle.....an early 50's Vincent.
    A single raffle ticket was $20.
    I couldn't hand them $20 fast enough!
    'Course I didn't win the Vincent.
    But for $20, I got to dream of owning one, if only for a little while.

    Steve
     
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  11. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

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    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder...or maybe builder.

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  12. Fisherdude

    Fisherdude Regular Dude - Super Mod Staff Member Super Mod

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    That's owned by my cousin, Buzz Walneck. I've actually sat on that thing. It's like straddling a locomotive.
     
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  13. djv8ga

    djv8ga Super Member

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    Whatever. Those bikes look like big Vespa scooters. Leave the sheet metal for the cars.
     
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  14. johnemonahan

    johnemonahan SIDEVALVE

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    1939 Indian inline four cylinder or 1939 chief
     
  15. djv8ga

    djv8ga Super Member

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    +1. Can't forget the Crocker...
     

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    sfox52 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  18. grillebilly

    grillebilly Empty Head Subscriber

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    ....is your first post, and you dug up a 7 year old thread! And it's about wheels...you will fit right in :cool:
     
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  19. Pio1980

    Pio1980 AK Member Subscriber

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    Read his article on riding it. Thought of it a proof-of-principle that just because something is possible doesn't mean it's a good idea.
     
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