Bike Porn

Bike Porn

All bikes are desirable, in some way or form, all of them except perhaps the Yamaha XS250 custom with its rubber mounted handlebars that not only cut out vibration but also any ability to actually steer the thing.  Motorcycle and desire, the words are synonymous, but what happens to desire when, like you guys you already have something desirable?


Well for me this question usually sparks one of the great discussions dragged up in the pub whenever mates are drawn together. Shortly after “Whose round is it?” and way before, “ did you see that girl on Britain’s got talent” there is another question....


“If money was not a factor what bike would you want to own”?


It is a difficult one, once again personal taste is what it is all about, the track day guy is not going to choose a Goldwing and a R1 is not really going to be for “pops” in the corner with his pint of mild, although Old Doug might well disagree with me about that one.


I am not trying to put together a definitive list of what are the best bikes of all time, that would be impossible, what I am going to do is show you a list of bikes that I would love to own, money no object.


Basically an excuse for some bike porn!


Ducati 750ss



Ducati 750ssIn 1972 Ducati won the Imola 200 and to celebrate the fact they built this gorgeous machine. It is believed that only 401 were ever made, and, as a kid in the late 70’s, I was lucky enough to see one in the flesh. It marked me for life, after seeing that I had to have a bike!


Kawasaki Ninja H2R



Kawasaki Ninja H2RKawasaki promised something epic, and they delivered it. 310 horsepower, a supercharger, over 200mph. It is brutally powerful, mind boggling fast and at around £41,000, about $59,000, incredibly expensive. Here is the weird thing though, I wouldn’t buy one, but give me a chance to ride it and I’ll rip your arm off in my rush for the keys.


Britalmoto ‘New Triton’



Britalmoto ‘New Triton’In the 60’s there was only one bike to have, and you had to build it yourself, a Triton. The combination of Triumph engine, the best of its time, and Norton frame, again the best of its time. Zip forward 50 odd years and those wonderful Swiss people are now doing it all again, lucky us...might not be fast but you would never be ashamed to say it was yours.


Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Forty-Eight



Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Forty-EightI have never wanted a Harley, and of all the Harleys I have never wanted this will be the one I will buy one day! For me it is just everything a Harley should be, bad, sexy, dangerous and cool and it is also affordable. Thanks Harley Davidson, now I need another excuse to tell the missus about why I need another bike.


Commando 961 Cafe Racer



Commando 961 Cafe RacerIt’s a Norton, it’s beautiful and I wantssssss it...my precioussssssss

 

 

 

 

 


So there you go, some unapologetic bike porn, somehow I think there might be a part two to this post


Stay safe


Ratso

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