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What motorcycle, past or present, do you think is the coolest ever?  The quintessential motorcycle.  The bike that says I am motorcycle--hear me roar.  I'll start this off with my pick, mind you I may change my mind once I've seen some of your picks:

 

The 1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 

 

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Cruizin
15 minutes ago, bornagainbiker said:

What motorcycle, past or present, do you think is the coolest ever?  The quintessential motorcycle.  The bike that says I am motorcycle--hear me roar.  I'll start this off with my pick, mind you I may change my mind once I've seen some of your picks:

 

The 1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 

 

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Damn near killed myself on one of those. 

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bornagainbiker
9 minutes ago, Cruizin said:

Damn near killed myself on one of those. 

So is that a thumbs up or a thumbs down for the Z1? ::)

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Just now, bornagainbiker said:

So is that a thumbs up or a thumbs down for the Z1? ::)

Absolutely a thumbs up. The brakes kinda sucked, but they sucked on almost all bikes back then. 

 

I ended up with a GPZ 900R later on. That bike was a blast. 

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Mr.Puss

Ive never owned or ridden one, but hopefully one day. These have always looked stunning from any angle and have been my dream bike from the very first sighting.

 

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Cruizin

I'd have to say that any bike that Steve Mcqueen was riding back in the day would qualify as the coolest motorcycle.

 

The Great Escape. 

 

 

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stev74

I agree with Mr.Puss. Yamaha V-Max. Never driven one but from the looking one of my favorit bikes ever.

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Cruizin
45 minutes ago, stev74 said:

I agree with Mr.Puss. Yamaha V-Max. Never driven one but from the looking one of my favorit bikes ever.

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Oh, it's a wonderful bike. If you like riding in straight lines. It does look mean as hell. 

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dmoney

Kawasaki Ninja ZX12 for me. I saw one of these when i was about 13 and i lost my mind. 

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DewMan

Mostly likely due to it's popularity when I was just getting into biking I was always partial to the Kenny Roberts replica RZ350. It was so different than everything else out there at the time as a light nimble rocket.

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faffi

It's near impossible to say, because it depends on what it's for. Still, for me I think this would take the top spot.

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bornagainbiker

For a modern Triumph, I think this bike is pretty cool too.  The Thunderbird:

 

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r1limited

Naaa You cannot put a single bike in this catagory as there are seriously hundreds.  AJS E95 Porcupine, Norton Manx, Vincint Black Shadow (First Superbike ever), Norton 750 commando, Ducati 851, 90ss, 916, and most resent 1299 Panengail R the last Vtwin superbike form Ducati.  Including Honda RC166 a 6 cylinder 250, Bennelli 900 Tornado, BSA A65 (Any year) Triumphs T120 and T140 Bonnies, Yamaha XS650, RD's, TDRs, TZs, M1R 
but most of all the 2006 R1 Limted But ya I am biased :)

 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, r1limited said:

Naaa You cannot put a single bike in this catagory as there are seriously hundreds.  AJS E95 Porcupine, Norton Manx, Vincint Black Shadow (First Superbike ever), Norton 750 commando, Ducati 851, 90ss, 916, and most resent 1299 Panengail R the last Vtwin superbike form Ducati.  Including Honda RC166 a 6 cylinder 250, Bennelli 900 Tornado, BSA A65 (Any year) Triumphs T120 and T140 Bonnies, Yamaha XS650, RD's, TDRs, TZs, M1R 
but most of all the 2006 R1 Limted But ya I am biased :)

 

 

 

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And I felt kinda bad about picking two bikes--great picks.;D

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rick

The Vincent and Norton Commando would definitely make my list. I'm thinking no one would need an aftermarket pipe for one of these.

 

 

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Beemer

Although I do love the VMax and the RZ350 I don't think of them as cool, I think of them as bad-ass. When I think of cool I get images of cool movie stars on bikes and the bike that many were cool on was a Triumph. The pics speak for themselves. 

 

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bornagainbiker

Really liking this thread.  Everyone has a slightly different take, and it has made for some great picks--keep them coming people. 8)

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e30kawi

Would really like to ride one of these

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Grip it & Rip it

As far as coolest... japanese HASHIRIYA illegal street racing style is the coolest to me by far. Shredding to the max on tiny 2 strokes

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c0al67

Probably gonna have to go with the sportster on this one. Old school cool, but also still very relevant today. They also haven't changed a lot since the old days. 

 

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stickshift

My personal favourite - the Honda RC30 (VFR750R).

 

30 years old and still looks amazing.

 

 

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shinyribs

Freddie Spencer is the reason I bought my FZ07 in the matte silver with blue stripes. 

 

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norcal616

Drag Racing bikes have always caught my attention- This one bike, granted its a Harley but man o man, this bike is a work of art... Gunslinger Racing... to see and hear it in person is jaw dropping as to how clean and simple looking the bike is...its times are dipping to into the 3.90 range for the 1/8 mile 

 

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Beemer

I'm always amazed at the wild old vintage machines.

 

 

 

 

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