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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    Yeah but the Moto Morini was purely about handling and nothing to do with speed. In fact, rumour had it that the 350 Morini was so nimble it could easily steer around stones in the road rather than plough over them like a typical Jap bike would. I have only really experienced the handling of Ducati's long term of those from Italy and Ducati's are very strange when it comes to handling. There is very little that will upset them when they are at speed.

    Of the bikes I have owned that were typically bland were the Kawasaki GPz's. Their handling was so straight and boring. The one only thing that stood them apart was their acceleration. One other notable that I owned for a while was a Yamaha FZR600. I remember being two up on this way in excess of 120mph (track of course ).

    I also remember borrowing a Triumph Daytona many years back. The most painful ride I ever had.
    A mate had a Morini back in the day, I rode it a couple of times and I was smitten but was also loved up with my Z650 at the time and when he offered to swap the Morini I declined.....idiot!. The Morini was just so different and looked amazing, quirky to, even down to the 3 1/2 badge rather than 350 on the side panel.
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    Not really a road suitable but for me this is very much one of those "wow" bikes. Laverda v6, they don't make bikes like this any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoidburg View Post
    Laverda v6, they don't make bikes like this any more
    Probably just as well. They had endless trouble with it!
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    Yeah but just look at it, its beautifully brutal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Marco should like this

    It's a humble Honda CB550F, with mucked about mudguards, a bump seat, couple of fancy rear shocks and a ratty matt paint job.

    When I had my Kwaka S3a 400, I went to a local dealer and took one of the CB550's out for a test spin. First impressions were "My God, where's all the power gone and why is it so quiet?" It didn't handle to great either. It was just a middleweight smoothy for pottering about on in my view. Getting back on the Kwaka 400 was a relief, it handled way better and felt twice as fast!

    The Honda should look like this later F2. Pretty enough, but no great shakes to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoidburg View Post
    Yeah but just look at it, its beautifully brutal.
    I know where you're coming from, but I prefer the other Laverda I posted a pic of earlier, which for me is rather more stylish

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    If you want a six cylinder bike. What about the original Honda Valkyrie? They sound wicked on a decent set of pipes! Like those on this example.



    The latest Valkyrie is a 'dogs breakfast' as far as styling is concerned. Honda have totally messed it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    It's a humble Honda CB550F, with mucked about mudguards, a bump seat, couple of fancy rear shocks and a ratty matt paint job.
    Yesh, and that's what makes it look cool, with the "ratty" matt-black paint job [which I'm right into, also on cars], adding to the 'brutal' overall look

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    If you want a six cylinder bike. What about the original Honda Valkyrie? They sound wicked on a decent set of pipes! Like those on this example.



    The latest Valkyrie is a 'dogs breakfast' as far as styling is concerned. Honda have totally messed it up!
    That's a TOTAL abomination, and EPIC FAIL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yesh, and that's what makes it look cool, with the "ratty" matt-black paint job [which I'm right into, also on cars], adding to the 'brutal' overall look

    Marco.
    Still 'a sheep in wolf's clothing' though!
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