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Old 10-19-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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The XR-75 sounds better than the ST because if the lack of gear and alternator whines.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:20 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:24 PM   #6
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Bah, a new R1? Sounds like a flatulent v-twin...

Here is my #1

MOTO GUZZI 8 CILINDRI SOUND - YouTube
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #8
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:34 PM   #10
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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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