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Administrator 10-19-2011 01:55 PM

Top Ten Best Sounding Motorcycle Engines
 

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Top Ten Best Sounding Motorcycle Engines

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The_AirHawk 10-19-2011 02:40 PM

Honda NR oval-piston and Triumph S3 - **** The World!

seruzawa 10-19-2011 03:01 PM

The XR-75 sounds better than the ST because if the lack of gear and alternator whines.

Buzglyd 10-19-2011 04:19 PM

Hard to argue with the list but no 2 strokes?

I can think of a certain inline 6 that could make the list as well.

Africord 10-19-2011 04:20 PM

Number 3 on the list is incomplete. Honda didn't stop the cam driven V4 express until the introduction of the 2002 VFR800 (Interceptor). Check it out on VFRD.

12er 10-19-2011 05:24 PM

Bah, a new R1? Sounds like a flatulent v-twin...

Here is my #1

MOTO GUZZI 8 CILINDRI SOUND - YouTube

seruzawa 10-19-2011 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 268367)
Hard to argue with the list but no 2 strokes?

I can think of a certain inline 6 that could make the list as well.

You heard one 6 you heard 'em all.

No one wants to remind us of the TZ750, The Devil's Chainsaw, because no one wants to remember how superior 2 strokes were as far as power to weight goes.

V2Rider 10-19-2011 05:29 PM

I've always like the Ducati. Best sounding bike I ever heard was a 916. Have no idea what pipes he was running but it was a thing of beauty visually and sounding.

Tom Roderick 10-19-2011 06:29 PM

2-Strokes Can Sound Good
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Buzglyd (Post 268367)
Hard to argue with the list but no 2 strokes?

I originally included the sound of 2-stroke MXers, specifically when climbing the face of a large triple jump under full throttle, but was outvoted on this being a truly enjoyable motorcycle sound. But, like we said, this is about as subjective as it gets and to each his own.

Tom Roderick 10-19-2011 06:34 PM

Xr-75
 
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Originally Posted by seruzawa (Post 268366)
The XR-75 sounds better than the ST because if the lack of gear and alternator whines.

I've ridden an XR-75 and while the exhaust note is musical, the clatter from the valve-train of the air-cooled triple is kinda obnoxious because the tank/seat juncture above it is so skinny, it doesn't deflect the noise as much as other air-cooled bikes.


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