Thursday, September 23, 2010

Updated Comments: Shoutout to my readers! What's on your five favorite production bikes of all time list?

A few observations,   RC30's are more popular than I thought and I'm not alone in my love of old 2 strokes
Since I've started my five all time favorite production bikes series I figured I put out a request for what the readers like.  I'll keep this post pinned to the top and copy and paste your choices as they come in one by one. Here is what I'd like to do, Either respond to this post in the comments section or E-mail me directly at

Give your name (full or first name only if that's all you're comfortable with) and your five bikes listed
1. Make, Model, and Year (color optional)
2. Make, Model, and Year (color optional)
3. Make, Model, and Year (color optional)
4. Make, Model, and Year (color optional)
5.  Make, Model, and Year (color optional)

Anything goes.  Old, new, dirt, street, sprotbike or cruiser. It's your list.  I'll go through my e-mail every evening and update the posts as they go along.  I'm interested to see if there are any consistent themes etc..

I have no idea how many (or few) of you want to get in on this so it may take off or it may just go flat.  We'll see.
For the record so far my list has:
1. Ducati 916 Red
3. 1969/70 Kawasaki H1
4. Vincent Black Shadow / Black Lightning
5. Moto Guzzi V7 Sport (the original one not the modern one)

Honorable mentions:
Royan Enfield Interceptor
Ducati 750 Super Sport

OK Here We Go!

In no order:
2008 Kawasaki KSR110 (Black)
1976 Benelli 750 SEI (Red)
1995 Triumph Trident 900 (Black/Red)
2010 HRC Montesa 4RT
1977 Harley XLCR Cafe Racer

ihab elnaccash
1 Honda RC30 1988
2 Honda hawk GT grey 1988
3 Honda nr 750 1992
4 Honda rc45 1996
5 Honda cb 400f 1977

1.  1969 - Kawasaki Mach III - white
2.  1968 - Kawasaki A7 Avenger - Red
3.  1984 - Yamaha RZ-350 - Yellow
4.  1969 - Honda 750 - Green
5.  1968 - Suzuki X-6 Blue
I have owned bikes 2 and 4 in the past and wished I still owned them.  The Kawasaki A-7 I pu a little over 70,000 miles on.  The Honda 750 I put over a 100,000 miles on.   I still own the RZ-350 Yamaha.  The Mach III and the X-6 were owned by friends of mine but I rode them extensively.  I currently own a 1978 BMW R100/7, the RZ-350 Yamaha, an SP-500 Suzuki, and a KZ-400 Kawasaki.  In case you did not notice my first love is TWO STROKES.
( Steve D: I'm with ya Gary.  You guys already have me rethinking my choices a little bit.  I have my first 3 which are locks but the last two are getting tough.)Tony240Z
In chronological order:
1967 Egli-Vincent
1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
1972 Benelli 750 Sei
1973 Laverda 750SF1
1973 Kawasaki Z750RS (Z2)

1988 Honda RC30 (the greatest road bike ever made)
1975 Yamaha TZ750 (the meanest)
1948 Vincent Black Shadow (the manliest)
1994 Ducati 916 (no explanation needed)
1978 Honda CBX1000 (for the sound alone)

Standhardt Fotografie
1) Troll Supertwin 2001 grey or yellow
2) Ducati supermono 1993 Red
3) Britten V1000 1995 Bleu/pink
4) Mv Agusta F4 1000S 2007 red/silver
5) Bimota Tesi 2D 2007 white/red
All bikes i truly love. There are much more, but this would be the list in my garage if i had the money...
I have much more special bikes i love, but don't know if they are production bikes or just kits. Like
Ducati RAD 02 imola blue/silver
Vee Two Squalo Dark blue/white
NCR M16 Carbon unpainted
Kreidler Van Veen 50cc GP Orange/green
A nice custom Triton with Alu tank and low clip-ons

Mick -- Difficult to pick just five  (SD:It sure is)
1971 Honda CB750 Gold
1977 Ducati 900 SS Silver
1978 Yamaha TT 500 Yellow
2004 Triumph Speed Triple Black
2005 Suzuki SV 1000 N Black

Christian S.
Honda RC30 all years
Honda Hawk GT all years
Yamaha RD350 all years
Ducati 900SS 1989-1998
Suzuki RGV500

Prosper de Bever
Harley Davidson XLCR
Ducati Monster
Egli Vincent
Brough Superior SS100
Moto Guzzi Le Mans I

YAMAHA OW02 R7 1999
DUCATI 888 1991

Garrick Anso
I no Particular order:
-Triumph Rocket III (due to shear power and excess)
-1920's Indian Scout (pure nostalgia)
-Honda Goldwing (there is no better large touring bike)
-Vincent Black Knight (obscure and beautiful)
-Hinckley Triumph Bonneville's (T-100, Scrambler, Thruxton, etc...)

78 Z1R turbo, for blinding acceleration (at the time)
all Z1's of all years, the last best air cooled 4
79 CBX, for the balls to build it
any shovelhead
and I just can't figure out the 5th one yet, so many bikes, so little time

Gerry Michaud
In no particular order
BSA Gold Star,
Bultaco Metralla,
Triumph Bonneville,
Ducati 916,
Vincent Black Shadow.

Tim Bell
1. Morini 3 1/2 Sport 1975
2. Ducati 350 Desmo 1975
3. Honda XR600 1985
4. MV Augusta 750S 1973
5. Laverda 750 SFC 1973