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Offline wymple

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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #60 on: July 29, 2021, 10:21:32 PM »
"Tons of them.  In the 4 stroke world, the Yamaha XS 650 always comes to mind."

Bingo. That & any of the larger Viragos.
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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #61 on: July 29, 2021, 10:26:28 PM »
The Morbidelli is certainly a top contender -- too bad it didn't make series production.  I have seen one, at the Barber museum.

For series produced engines, I'd have to go with the later Ariel Square-Four.

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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #62 on: August 04, 2021, 04:30:42 PM »




Duc single.  So magnificent. 

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My choice too Cam.  Diana Mklll, one of the prettiest bikes ever made.
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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2021, 05:05:22 PM »
I would say the Moto Guzzi V-Twin followed by the Victoria Bergmeister.

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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2021, 05:05:22 PM »

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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2021, 07:25:40 AM »
Never owned one of these but always thought the late '60s Triumph Bonnevilles were some of the best looking bikes ever made. Cleaner engine than my Norton.





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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2021, 08:58:31 AM »
now for something completely different




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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2021, 09:10:42 AM »
I'd say this is another contender....1958 Zundapp Citation...now on Bat...

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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #67 on: August 05, 2021, 09:21:31 AM »
I'd say this is another contender....1958 Zundapp Citation...now on Bat...

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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #68 on: August 05, 2021, 09:45:14 AM »
Zundapp in name only. Built by Horex.

HOREX made some fine looking machines! :thumb: :bow: :cool:





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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #69 on: August 05, 2021, 02:13:19 PM »
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Re: NGC what is the prettiest motorcyle engine?
« Reply #70 on: August 05, 2021, 05:44:31 PM »
from the Wankel thread



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