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Old 07-02-2007, 12:27 PM   #11
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He not only missed the BMW1200C he also missed the Norton Hi-Rider. The Madura! The Ducati Indiana! The Sears Allstate Puch!
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:35 PM   #12
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..and the Suzuki Trail 120, the Bridgestone 350 GTR, any Honda Dreamcycle, and the fast but butt ugly Suzuki X6S Hustler.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:48 PM   #13
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He not only missed the BMW1200C he also missed the Norton Hi-Rider. The Madura! The Ducati Indiana! The Sears Allstate Puch!
The Norton Hi-Rider. To commit such a travesty on such a beautiful machine as a Norton, was unthinkable. The guy what designed that abortion should have been shot by a firing squad. Th other ugly machines were ugly from the stat, but they took what was a classic beauty and made her a crack *****.
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:56 PM   #14
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The Norton Hi-Rider. To commit such a travesty on such a beautiful machine as a Norton, was unthinkable. The guy what designed that abortion should have been shot by a firing squad. Th other ugly machines were ugly from the stat, but they took what was a classic beauty and made her a crack *****.
...the guy who 'styled' the Hi-Rider went on to develop the 'New Coke'.
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:31 PM   #15
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There is an article in last month's "The Classic Motorcycle" about a BRAND NEW BSA Rocket 3. It sat in the crate in a dealer's back room for decades, and has now been placed in a museum, complete with shipping crate, manuals, tools, etc. That's a nice magazine, BTW, if you like the vintage stuff. Lots of Brit bikes, some Japanese, almost no HDs...
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:08 PM   #16
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This is the most pointless and baseless top-10 list I have ever seen! Obviously, this is a subjective topic. I don't think you can ever call the Buell ugly. Where is the Madura? Just bunk!
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:03 PM   #17
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That's what I thought too, until I rememberd the looks on my riding buddy's faces when I pulled up on my new XB9SX. They were speechless, and compaired it to some cross between a floor jack and an electric percolator.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I was looking for the Madura too btw...but we'll have to settle with the first rocket 3...
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:17 PM   #18
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That Honda Vadero is no worse looking than the Suzuki V-Stroms.

My top ten Ugliest Bikes:
10. Suzuki GS1150ES (Cyclops)- take a bike with a dragracing stance and put a windjammer on it. This isn't that bad (but close).
9. Kawasaki 454 LTD - take the stretched out chopper look and squeeze it into a short wheelbase. It makes for a bike that looks taller than it is long.
8. Suzuki Madura - take the V65 Magna, and melt it. Give it spoked wheels, a monoshock, and mufflers that look like the flash's winglets done in chrome. huooooo...., (shivers)
7. Suzuki RE5 - rotary engines should be underneath hoods, not under gas tanks. No Truimph triple ever looked THIS industrial.
6. BMW RBMW1200C - Germans understand cruisers like Americans understand leiderhosen.
5. Rokon Trailbreaker 2wd motorcycle: great if you like Tonka; if you like sleek... not so much. Rokon Pictures. Trail-Breaker, Ranger, Nethercutt, Scout motorcycles.
4. Munch Mammot - Words do not do it justice:
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3. Boss Hoss - great idea, horribly disproportioned.
2. Amazonas (with the fairing)- forgiving the 1600cc VW motor that only makes 65hp, it's just ugly. A Boss Hoss without the big buck finish, and any attempt at style.
1. Ducati Multistrada - the only UGLY Ducati ever made, it is the polar opposite of the 916. I think the fairing was made by Oreck vacuums. Or maybe it was a a snowmobile? Amazing the Hypermotard lurks underneath. Multistrada might mean something cool in Italian, but it even sounds ugly.

I know it's a great bike to ride. But I want to look at it too.

If you have one, sorry. Just my opinion.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:59 AM   #19
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I remember the first time I saw a Madura, in the early 90's. My first thought was "what kind of bike is that--it's really cool looking".

Different strokes, I guess.
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:14 AM   #20
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Here's a Madura btw:

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