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Thumbs up Top 100 motorcycles? The v made it

Well Motorcycle News ranked it's top 100 rides...The V is in there...I'm not going to spoil your fun by telling you where it made it...But you will be surprized, at least I was...But along with the V how many of the top 100 have you owned

Sorry all, Here is the link http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/To...kes/?id=121277

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Sure did alot better then I thought. It answers the ques v or bmw
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nice!
did you notice the v has great insurance ratings
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did you notice the v has great insurance ratings
Absolutely. Collision is usually the largest portion of the rate and with a bike with a purchase price of 2 1/2 times almost nothing, that amount will be pretty low.
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And it beat out its sister bikes er6n and er6f
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I'll bet the results would have looked quite a bit different if the poll was conducted in North America.
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Partly because about half of the models rated are unavailable here!
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No V-Strom 650 and only 3 Harleys

They couldn't print that review in the US - with only 3 Harlys out of 100 bikes - a US review would list at least 50 variations of dinosaur.

An interesting ommission is the V-Strom DL650. Only the DL-1000 is listed.

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There are some bikes on that list that i really wish were available here.
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the brits have a differnt taste in bikes! i kind of like the feel of their list.

only 3 cruisers, a couple of sporties and a wideglide. No metric cruisers at all. no goldwing.

any sm bike makes the list. all sb and naked sb make the list.

must have a lot to do with the riding conditions there.
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I've had the ZZR1200 (ballistic missle), the ZRX1200R (my fave), almost the Triumph Street Triple (chose the V instead, no regrets there) but, if that CB1300S comes over here.....
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how many of the top 100 have you owned

#74 Kawasaki ZX-6R (1998)


#72 Kawasaki ZRX 1200 (2004)


#55 Kawasaki Versys (2009)


Now, I have to say I think this Top 100 list should have included my Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900R (1985) which was a groundbreaking bike for it's time when the model was released in 1984.
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It has more to do with COOL than anything else. Harley's are COOL here. Naked, sm, practical is COOL there.
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I don't know anyone in the US that likes the DL1000 more than the 650 and the 650 (wee-strom) didn't even make the list.

Kind of makes me wonder of bikes like the Transalp and other Euro-only offerings would blow the Suzuki out of the water if offered over here.
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I don't know anyone in the US that likes the DL1000 more than the 650 and the 650 (wee-strom) didn't even make the list.
Nice to meet you Remy - I still have the DL1000 (and a Versys instead of a DL650).


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More than 12,000 MCN readers have responded to our Biking Britain survey this year, and their combined scores on the bikes they own and love (or hate) have allowed us to put together this definitive list of your top 100 bikes.

If your bike doesnít feature, or if itís lower down the list than you expected, thereís only one way to change this Ė fill in the survey! To make your voice heard, just shuffle politely along to www.bikingbritain.net (itíll take about 15 minutes to complete the survey) and have your say.
Just like the RiDE rankings, it's a survey. It measures popularity and perceived notions about bikes. It's not really a measure of which bike is "better".

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Nice to meet you Remy - I still have the DL1000 (and a Versys instead of a DL650).
Nice to meet you Gustavo- and I own a DL650 and a Versys. IMO, bigger is not always better.

I was also surprised the DL1000 was listed but the DL650 was not. I'm not sure about Europe, but both are equally popular here in the states.
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Wow, cool list. I wasn't surprised to see the Versys where it was, but I was really surprised to see the 1098 as #1.

Its awesome, but I wouldn't really call it the best bike ever made. I'm guessing most of the people that reviewed it don't actually have one.

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