Tuesday, June 23

THE 10 GREATEST MOTORCYCLES?

It's a while since The Discovery Channel produced a series of documentaries about the 10 Greatest Motorcycles of all time.

Do you agree? What would your nomination for the greatest ever motorcycle be? Let's get this from a Kiwi perspective.

Here's the link to the Discovery Video Page.

And here is the countdown by their experts with the You Tubed Video.

Number 10. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead



Number 9. Moto Guzzi V8




Number 8. Vespa PX 125



Number 7. Brough Superior SS 8



Number 6. Britten V1000



Number 5. Triumph Bonneville



Number 4. Y2K



Number 3. Honda CB 750



Number 2. Ducati 916



Number 1. Honda Cub



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I think some of those ratings and selections are way off. Certainly the Discovery Channel has a global audience and that no doubt moderates their perspective and these ratings. But if we look at this from a Kiwi Rider's point of view a Guzzi V8 or a Y2K have very little - if any - relevance and the 916 Ducati is a great motorcycle indeed - but 2nd greatest ever?



I'd say the bike they rate Number Three is the greatest. The Honda CB750. It shifted the centre of the motorcycle Universe almost single-handedly. Regardless of its on-road performance or any other factor that must be the greatest feat yet?

BD

Please leave a comment with your nomination for the Greatest Motorcycle ever.