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Old 03-09-2008, 11:29 AM   #76
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Haven't seen that one in awhile. I could stare at that thing for hours...
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:30 AM   #77
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Strange, not one Harley? Flame away!!!
I guess you missed post #27...
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:31 AM   #78
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cant wait for that to be available, its the one HOG I'd buy
It's a STORZ Performance kit bike. Not a Harley-Davidson...

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Old 03-09-2008, 11:34 AM   #79
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I currently own a '96 Guzzi 1100 Sport which also looks great to me.

Me, too...



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Old 03-09-2008, 11:39 AM   #80
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Five plus pages and nobody got it yet lol? What I grew up on, but to this day I lust for a gold R90S and that silver 900SS. ..BC
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:52 AM   #81
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This is my favorite bike of all times...

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Old 03-09-2008, 12:10 PM   #82
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to this day I lust for a gold R90S and that silver 900SS. ..BC
This silver SS ?

900FE:
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:21 PM   #83
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I tend to focus on engines. The bikes that have the best looking engines, to me, are the Norton Cammando, Kawasaki Z-1 and Moto Guzzis. These engines look bad assed.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:07 PM   #84
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This one does something for me. VF500F

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Old 03-09-2008, 02:08 PM   #85
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There's something about bikes that you can through all around a shapely engine, wire spoke wheels, and a bare instrument cluster.

When we're talking aesthetics, I don't get the appeal of big sheets of moulded bodywork; may as well be a home appliance at that point.
As Peter Egan wisely noted once, and I'll sort of paraphrase: There is something very pleasing to the eye with a motorcycle engine, a machine where you can see through past the engine fins to the other side, taking full respect in the lovely profile, and can watch and look at the fuel's path from fuel tank, to carbs, to combustion, to exhaust!
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:34 PM   #86
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But those old Norton's are cool looking machines! This thread is rad.
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:56 PM   #87
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I tend to focus on engines. The bikes that have the best looking engines, to me, are the Norton Cammando, Kawasaki Z-1 and Moto Guzzis. These engines look bad assed.
Ah yes, that Z-1 engine:
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:59 PM   #88
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Winter quarters!

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Your modern SS IS pretty, but I was referring to the 70s vintage previously posted...

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Old 03-09-2008, 03:03 PM   #89
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1980 Kawasaki 1k by Vetter.. Cost ya a good 25k for on now..


The Mystery Ship would be a limited-production streetbike, or what Vetter referred to as “a streetable road-racer, with all the right parts.”

To create the bike, Vetter took a stock Kawasaki KZ1000 and disassembled it. He removed all the unneeded tabs and brackets from the frame and welded on struts and gusseting to strengthen the structure. He also bolted on a box-section swingarm for strength and installed “laid-down” shocks for more travel and progressive action.

The wheels were magnesium Dymags, the hot ticket of the era. The gas tank held 6 gallons, the maximum allowed in AMA Superbike racing. Rearset pegs and a Yoshimura four-into-one pipe also showed the bike’s racing heritage.

But what makes the Mystery Ship unique is the full bodywork, which is essentially just two pieces: the nose fairing and the body.

Of course, all that hand-work didn’t come cheap. While a stock KZ1000 of the time cost $3,500, Vetter’s Mystery Ship was offered at $9,995.

From the beginning, the bike was planned for a limited production run. In the end, only 10 of these exclusive machines actually were built, each bearing its production number on the side number plates.

1974 H2750B is my real love tho....
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:11 PM   #90
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When we're talking aesthetics, I don't get the appeal of big sheets of moulded bodywork; may as well be a home appliance at that point.
Shouldn't have to and maybe can't explain aesthetics in order to understand the appeal.

One of my "home appliances." Mark H.


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