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Just my .02, but there ain't no ugly motorcycles. Maybe some better looking than others, but if it got two wheels and a motor I like 'em all. Each has it's own characteristics that make them unique and special.
 

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classicX you hit the nail on the head however when I came across this list I couldn't resist posting it. :wink:

I really have a soft spot for the Rocket III. :D
 

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LOL...Obviously I'm out of touch with fashion?? Ilike the Buell, loved my V-45 magna (at the time), think the CB400 is way cool, and love all the KTM's!!! Send me your ugly bikes, I promise to love them all!!
 

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Frankly I like the look of the Rune, The older bikes are all dependant of what the styles were of the time. The Stratoliner, I think the jury is still out on, a bunch of interresting style concepts jammed into one thing doesn't usually work, Like a TV/VCR/DVD setup.
 

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+1 on the Buell. That paint-chip eating HD piece was an oppresed child that fell off the performance wagon and was beaten with an ugly stick.
 
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None of the bikes on the list are "ugly" IMO. The only bike I think is "different" is the KTM, but all the rest are not ugly by any stretch, again IMO.

Now, those home-made contraptions that have been posted in this thread...they are truly ugly, again IMO.
 

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Good topic. And sorry to anyone I may offend, but I've always thought that Moto Guzzi consistently build's the ugliest motorcycles. In all fairness though, they are somewhat better now.



 

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Tullander said:
Good topic. And sorry to anyone I may offend, but I've always thought that Moto Guzzi consistently build's the ugliest motorcycles. In all fairness though, they are somewhat better now.



I agree, but never tell a Guzzi owner that!! You think HD guys are brand loyal, try a Guzzi rider!
 

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Apparently, to some MC design critics, "of all time" means the last thirty years of the motorcycle's 110+ year history.

As with most dimwits, history began on the day they were born.

And within that short span, the fact that he singled-out the Honda 'Magna' (which admitedly isn't the prettiest machine out there), and either disregarded or was simply ingnorant of the existence of the Suzuki 'Madura' during the same period, which by the way, made the 'Magna' look like a beauty queen, shows his very limited awareness of what was really 'hard on the eyes' back then.

There were SO may god-awful looking bikes in the thirties, forties, fifties, and sixties that a list of the fugliest would be in the hundreds, not the tens.

And as it concerns that Guzzi photo that is posted above, that bike has very nice 'lines', is well proportined, and has a classic 'Cafe Racer' look that appeals to me. The finish and colors suck generally, and the overuse of dull greys and blacks ruin what is potentially rolling eye-candy.

I simply disagree with the notion that the Rune is ugly.

You want UGLY? try first generation Victory machines before Arlen Ness saved their butt with some kind of 'style' that got rid of that built-in-a-garage-from-plans-bought-from-the-back-of-a-Popular-Mechanics-magazine 'look' they ALL originally had. The fact that Victory is still around today is largely because of Ness, and of course Victory's good sense in hireing him to 'fix' those turds before it was too late.
 
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