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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Moneys no object

Lets just say that you could choose to buy three bikes. Any three bikes that have been available to the public over the last 100 years or so. Forget the budget as this is a dream list. Please add them to this thread and please include at least one MV Agusta. Feel free to add a fourth bike that would not normally be available for sale to you and I, for example a factory race bike or prototype.
I'll get the ball rolling with: 1. MV Agusta F4 1000 Veltro Pista
2. Honda NR750
3. Ducati Desmosedici
4. The 2004 M1 Yamaha 990 ridden by V. Rossi

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 11:21 AM
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1. Ducati desmosedici
2. MV F4 CC
3. this is hard one I have no idea how do you narrow it down?
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Exotic, exotic modern, classic, unobtainable, in that order. You'd probably get different answers tomorrow.

1. Britten (I've seen one for sale, so get to include it here.)
2. F4 CC
3. Velocette KTT or Norton Manx
4. A Joey Dunlop, IOM-winning factory racer. The bike he rode in "Man to Man" for the filmed lap of the island would be a real bonus.

2008 MV Agusta F4 312 R
2002 Ducati ST4S
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1994 Ducati 900SS
1980 Yamaha TZ250G
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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 12:13 PM
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1. Britten V-1000
2. Vincent Black Shadow
3. F4CC
4. Honda NSR 500 (forget the new four strokes, I still want a REAL gp bike)
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 12:17 PM
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F4 Veltro Pista

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Inheritance coming...I can see a CC in my future
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Originally Posted by lord
F4 Veltro Pista
If money were no object, the above would be great. Selling any of thoes could land you pretty much everything on the market..

However if you could obtain the M1 from Rossi or any other GP bikes, i'd at least be replacing 2 of the above!

I find it hard to ask these types of questions. For me, "any bike" translates into squeeze out what the most expensive is, then you could always trade for something else you'd want if you get tired of it.

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I think I would pick:
Desmosdeici RR
A full on Eddie Lawson replica Superbike(race bike, not the street rep)
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 02:31 PM
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If I had every bike that's been mentioned on this list so far I still swap them all for a Y2K.

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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 02:58 PM
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The truly great stuff isn't for sale...

Glenn Curtiss's V-8. Eight cylinders and 136 mph back when Harley was trying to figure out how to make two cylinders run at the same time. It's in the Smithsonian.

Dick Dale's 1957 Moto Guzzi V-8 The factory has the *real* ones. Or what's left of 'em. A few stunning replicas were made. The last one of those sold for about 300. Replica or not, my personal favorite and one of the few things on two wheels I'd even consider in addition to what I've already got...

Cyclone board tracker. Very few made, only one left. Just something about riding a 130mph bike with no brakes, don't you think? Again, not available.

Rollie Free's 1947 Vincent Black Lightning. Bring your swimsuit. Private collection. Could happen.

And as for MV Agustas... I wouldn't get excited about anything less than one of the GP triples, preferably one ridden by Agostini himself. Peel off a few million, call in the earthmovers, expand Mr. Barber's track for him, get approval from MotoGP and he might just give you one from his personal collection. No object, right?

As for bikes that may be more readily available, the sister to Mike Hailwood's IOM Ducati, one of the duplicates made by the NCR factory at the time was offered recently and may still be looking.

Harley-Davidson: Seen one, heard 'em all...

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