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Question: What is the best-sounding motorcycle engine to your ears?
70s-80s Japanese air-cooled inline four - 32 (4.4%)
A big sport twin - 206 (28.2%)
A modern, liquid-cooled inline four - 62 (8.5%)
Inline triple - 120 (16.4%)
Boxer twin - 14 (1.9%)
Boxer six - 7 (1%)
V-four - 182 (24.9%)
Inline six, air-cooled - 18 (2.5%)
Thumpers - 13 (1.8%)
Parallel twin, air-cooled - 19 (2.6%)
Parallel twin, liquid-cooled - 5 (0.7%)
Other - 53 (7.3%)
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« Reply #80 on: March 31, 2009, 05:13:22 pm »

I voted other because there was no all of the above  Headscratch. Any motorcycle engine sound is music to my ears
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« Reply #81 on: March 31, 2009, 05:50:49 pm »

duh...
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« Reply #82 on: March 31, 2009, 05:56:13 pm »

 Ducati 900 with Feracci pipes, RC51 with Sato pipes?

Elefant 900 with Ducati pipes.

Any Harley with open pipes in the burnout pit.  Sleepy
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« Reply #83 on: March 31, 2009, 10:13:45 pm »


 Ducati 900 with Feracci pipes, RC51 with Sato pipes?

Elefant 900 with Ducati pipes.

Any Harley with open pipes in the burnout pit.  Sleepy
was that a ? for me or were u deciding between the two?
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« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2009, 05:00:04 pm »

My 1974 Norton Commando 850... Inlove
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« Reply #85 on: May 01, 2009, 03:26:33 pm »

the one running properly.
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« Reply #86 on: May 05, 2009, 10:05:57 am »

Moto Guzzi V8.  No doubt about it.  http://www.tremek.com/forum/bike-videos/12155-moto-guzzi-v8-pics-sound.html or try this one  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBdaBMmk6w8
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« Reply #87 on: May 05, 2009, 03:10:34 pm »

I gotta say... my old ZG1000 Connie sounded f'ing awesome wrung out in 2nd and 3rd gear in the mountains. That's about the only thing I miss from that bike; sounded great.

I think my Harleys sound like crap.

The FZ6 sounds OK wound out.

The Duc 1000 sounds nice when you rev it up so the engine is louder than the clutch  Rolleyes

The XR1200 sound freaking awesome.  Inlove

Meh... I don't think I care so much about the sound.
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« Reply #88 on: May 07, 2009, 07:44:56 pm »

As much as I like triples I have to go with Ducati or other 90 degree V twins.

The vast majority of my bikes I leave the exhaust stock, with a Ducati I'd make an exception. Wink
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« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2009, 04:21:05 am »

that gixxer does sound very nice!

and like you say it sounds just like a race bike!

but... it is a shame it isnt legal to run them like that!


I wonder how my zzr sounds w/o the muffler..
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« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2009, 05:01:03 pm »



MG's V8 sounds a lot like my V4...
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« Reply #91 on: May 21, 2009, 03:42:45 am »




MG's V8 sounds a lot like my V4...

negative sake breath.

the Guzzi V8 came first. Honda aspires to one day sound like a Moto Guzzi  Cool

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« Reply #92 on: May 21, 2009, 04:15:38 am »



negative sake breath.

the Guzzi V8 came first. Honda aspires to one day sound like a Moto Guzzi  Cool




Technically speaking Orson that Guzzi V8 in the video is a hand made replica built after Mr.RC45...
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« Reply #93 on: May 21, 2009, 06:08:54 am »




Technically speaking Orson that Guzzi V8 in the video is a hand made replica built after Mr.RC45...

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inserting technical details into ST.N discourse would be like Fox News using facts. Bigsmile

artificial Guzzi rumblings still trump.

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« Reply #94 on: May 21, 2009, 07:03:02 am »

This Ducati.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp9xPyI8mCY
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« Reply #95 on: May 21, 2009, 10:46:06 am »

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« Reply #96 on: May 21, 2009, 04:42:46 pm »



overruled.

inserting technical details into ST.N discourse would be like Fox News using facts. Bigsmile

artificial Guzzi rumblings still trump.




Artificial V8 still trumps but it's 2000 Birthday still stands...

MotoGuzzi V8 replica on display in Solvang California... let's go together Orson and make the pilgrimage...
http://www.motosolvang.com/bike_pages/Moto_Guzzi_500cc_DOHC_V8.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O_7zwGFGwI
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« Reply #97 on: May 23, 2009, 09:58:33 pm »

Guys,
My 97 TL1000S had a hi-fit pipe with carbon cans blowin straight back....a very baritone rumble that sounded something like a V8 ford.......
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« Reply #98 on: May 24, 2009, 04:33:42 am »


Guys,
My 97 TL1000S had a hi-fit pipe with carbon cans blowin straight back....a very baritone rumble that sounded something like a V8 ford.......
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Mercy... I hear a Ford I think agricultural and no motorcycle should sound like that...
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« Reply #99 on: May 24, 2009, 08:07:40 am »


rc51 with a full sato exhust....i don't think i can ride anything but a big twin anymore


Haven't heard the Satos, but I rode a '51 with a full Moriwaki Ti system on it.  Bigok
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