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Old 03-02-09, 05:13 AM   #1
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Default Best looking bike of all time

What's your pick for best looking sportbike(s) ever????

I have three...or 4
Will go with my mass produced favorites.....

In no paticular order...

These three have been "the face of sportbikes", if you will, to the non biking public.

mid nineties (94 up I think) Kawasaki ZX9R
at that time most of the US refered to all sportbikes as "Ninjabikes"


The original R1.
Again a bike that changed the face of sportbikes to the public and influenced the design and asthetics of many other bikes.
And a great machine as well, setting the bar for power and handling at the time.

The Ducati 996.
Drop dead sexy.
If you're basing it on looks alone...this is it.
Probably the best looking bike of all time...except for:






























The Curvy SV

(you knew that was coming , right?)
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Old 03-02-09, 06:51 AM   #2
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The Ducati 996.
Drop dead sexy.
If you're basing it on looks alone...this is it.
Probably the best looking bike of all time...except for:






























The Curvy SV

(you knew that was coming , right?)

996 and curvy? Hmmm.



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Old 03-02-09, 08:35 AM   #3
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Apart from the obvious Curvy SV650s

The first one that comes to my mind is the Ducati 900ss (the original one)

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Plus of corse Laverda Jota and Kawasaki Z1R
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Old 03-02-09, 08:38 AM   #4
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Ducati 916 / 996 / 998 - The only bike that ever made me go 'OMG! I want one!'
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Old 03-02-09, 08:39 AM   #5
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Old 03-02-09, 08:44 AM   #6
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The Triumph 675 is a very sexual looking bike

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Old 03-02-09, 08:44 AM   #7
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Mine are biased to modern bikes, but hey ho. In no particular order:

Triumph Daytona 675



Ducati 999:



KTM Superduke R:



And perhaps most controversially, Suzuki Hayabusa (the artist will complain about the lines, the engineer will applaud it's aerodynamics)



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Old 03-02-09, 08:48 AM   #8
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purely on looks and design
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Sportsbikes only?

ZXR750J1. GSX-R750M. 916. RC30. NSR250(Pro-Arm)

Yup, stuck in the '90's!
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RC45, nuff sed.
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