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trevor saxe-coburg-gotha
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PostPosted: 07:37 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: what bikes have the best arse-ends?? Reply with quote

It's easy to dwell on how a bike looks from the front - and we probably most of us tend to factor that into how well it looks generally, above other angles. Then side on - that matters too. But the back of the bike is obviously going to figure into its aesthetic appeal - but is often neglected, I reckon.

I have to say that, being a fan of symmetry, the four-into-two-into-one exhaust system that's dominated bikes' back ends for so long now, isn't something I ever really look at and think "phwooar". As such.

I suppose because symmetry is synonymous with balance, really - and of course, so much of biking is about balance. In any case, I like two pipes. Four's a bit showy. One's cock-eyed. So something like a Blackbird - understated booty - but suggests things could interesting quite promptly. With very little in the way of actual effort being expended.

Those Beneilli 900 Tornados are always fun to see, though. If you're behind one, you half expect the twin underseat turbines to start coughing out chunks of pheasant and rabbit that have been sucked into the airbox.

But I think my favourite might be an '06 to '10 Tuono - on Akros, igwos. Twin pipe, nice tail piece plastics, unobtrusive indicators, neat cover over the pillion seat. Exotically cast swingarm. Bit of a mudguard - enough to protect decency, but certainly not overdressed. All in all a good looking back end.

Just recently, these brackets that bolt onto the rear spindle or whatever is going on - the number plate held on with black plastic arms. Wtf. So many bikes look appalling as a result. I get why it happens - because new rules. Tyre must not extend beyond blah blah. Terrible look though. E.g. MT09, CB1000R et al. Yikes.
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PostPosted: 08:45 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good question!

It was the symmetry of the triple underseat exhausts that really sold me on the Sprint 1050. And it's the main reason I wouldn't buy the GT version...
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PostPosted: 09:01 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evil Hans wrote:
Good question!

It was the symmetry of the triple underseat exhausts that really sold me on the Sprint 1050. And it's the main reason I wouldn't buy the GT version...


Yep, it's a goodun.
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PostPosted: 09:18 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

My references are all from about 20 years ago.

I remember being very impressed by the rear end of the 2003 Yamaha R1 when it first came out - at the time it looked very minimalist and futuristic - like the rear end of a spaceship.

https://i.ibb.co/0Zw4xN0/e5CftIn.jpg

MV Agusta F4 - pure Italian exotica from 20 years ago - where do you start?

https://i.ibb.co/2N04pcd/Mv-Agusta-pos-01.jpg

I always thought Suzuki did a good job with the SV1000 rear end with the LED strip lights and twin exhausts - at the time it looked fresh, modern and original.

https://i.ibb.co/HC0qphX/Suzuki-tri-ss-sv1000-ireland.jpg
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PostPosted: 09:37 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

SRAD, no doubt.
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PostPosted: 10:35 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the reasons I wanted an S2r was because of the rear, admittedly this is its best side though

https://i.imgur.com/cS1L7ZB.jpg

The original R1 looked so thin, fragile and elegant compared to everything else at the time, the SRAD screamed 'race bike', both good calls.

What I don't get is the current trend of having a tiny seat unit that looks like it's already been hacked down, Suzuki Katana, CB1100r etc as I think that they look odd
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PostPosted: 10:35 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

struan80 wrote:
SRAD, no doubt.


front looks great - not as great as the zx7r p3 but close; however, the back is bulbous and silly
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PostPosted: 10:42 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blah blah wrote:
One of the reasons I wanted an S2r was because of the rear, admittedly this is its best side though

https://i.imgur.com/cS1L7ZB.jpg



i way prefer the monsters with side to side pipes than stacked. I presume you don't, but why?
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PostPosted: 10:51 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reason why I wanted 2004-2007 Fireblade and not any other model..

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PostPosted: 12:08 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Droog wrote:

MV Agusta F4 - pure Italian exotica from 20 years ago - where do you start?

https://i.ibb.co/2N04pcd/Mv-Agusta-pos-01.jpg



That is so so beautiful Wub

I do love underseat exhausts on some bikes. My Street Triple, once I replaced the standard silencers, I thought was gorgeous.

Anyway, I give you my old 1500 Goldwing from many years ago. Who couldn't fall in love with a back end like that. Thumbs Up

https://i.postimg.cc/Vsqw9C7N/Lighted-1500.jpg
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PostPosted: 12:10 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Droog wrote:
MV Agusta F4 - pure Italian exotica from 20 years ago - where do you start?


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PostPosted: 12:10 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:


Anyway, I give you my old 1500 Goldwing from many years ago. Who couldn't fall in love with a back end like that. Thumbs Up

https://i.postimg.cc/Vsqw9C7N/Lighted-1500.jpg


Where's the goldwing? All I can see is the back end of what looks like aussie road train.
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PostPosted: 12:34 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like mine, would suit my OCD better if it were a twin.
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PostPosted: 12:54 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fine backends in my opinion.
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PostPosted: 13:06 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

trevor saxe-coburg-gotha wrote:

i way prefer the monsters with side to side pipes than stacked. I presume you don't, but why?


No have idea really, I just think that there's something about it. It is totally imbalanced but perhaps that's part of the appeal and when you look closer you can seen that the cans run parallel to the seat / frame and the ends line up with the rear light so it seems like someone may have given it a bit of thought when designing it and that works (for me).

My previous Monster had high level pipes when I bought that but they were quickly changed for low level ones as I think that the high levels just look wrong. Again, another clean and tidy rear.

https://i.imgur.com/59eoVmx.jpg

And then you look at the mess that is the new Monster and have to wonder where it all went wrong... Mr. Green
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PostPosted: 14:27 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

SRAD, though it's marmite and plenty of owners go to effort to fit a later K series arse.

I like the kicked up, clearly wrong looking rears on my Bullets too. Though that's not factory I did that for practical reasons.
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PostPosted: 15:32 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

This works for me Laughing

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PostPosted: 19:35 - 03 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry guys but MV Agusta Superveloce wins.

People with weak heart should not watch this bike arse end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQMJ4R0l9cU


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PostPosted: 11:53 - 04 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original RSVR Mille
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PostPosted: 12:00 - 04 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

matelot wrote:
The original RSVR Mille


Those silencers look like they were nicked off a yank lorry. Shocked

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PostPosted: 17:19 - 04 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always been partial to the floating tail light arrangement on the HP2

https://www.mcnews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/BMW-HP2-Sport-38551.jpg
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PostPosted: 19:09 - 04 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM RC8 has to be the one of the most striking and raddest rear ends on a production bike.
https://i.ibb.co/TWXDFtp/ktm-1190-rc8-x-moto-bike-motorcycle-sports-wallpaper-1920x1200.jpg
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PostPosted: 19:37 - 04 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always thought this was a pretty cool rear view.
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PostPosted: 11:01 - 05 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://raresportbikesforsale.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1989-TZR250-L-Side-Rear-730x548.jpg
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PostPosted: 15:52 - 05 May 2021    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some good choices in here, however most of the really nice ones would be ruined by a numberplate.

Stinkwheel's is missing one
Droog's KTM RC8 doesn't appear to even have a mount for one

Vracktal's HP2 and Musketeer's Fireblade at least are road legal and still look good.

MarJays Yamaha thing looks cool with the pipes protruding from the bodywork.
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