What is the Most Beautiful Motorcycle?

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Ducati 996? Vincent Black Shadow? Suzuki Gladius? Booty might be in the eye of the beholder but it’s not all subjective either. We take a deep dive into motorcycle aesthetics.
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Jaffer Sadique
Jaffer Sadique Acum 5 ore
I think it's just me who remember the 60's bounty killer movies at the ending.
Alex Russett
Alex Russett Acum 10 ore
You see, you can buy a more powerful sport naked, you can buy a better road bike, you can buy a better cruiser. But none of them will be as beautiful. And thats something to be proud of.
wipperwil
wipperwil Acum 18 ore
Another excellent tutorial. BUT... Mr. Ryan, can you explain why the Ducati Dessert Sled caused erectile tissue twitching in males and counterpart female reactions in the ladies whilst the bike you demonstrated is somewhat more analytically appreciated? It’s sort of paralleled to being attracted to a beautiful mate vs. visiting a beautiful art gallery.
Celyn Jones
Celyn Jones Acum o Zi
Functional aesthetics thesis par excellence 👍🏻❤️👌
S Raghu shastry
S Raghu shastry Acum o Zi
Dude got hand it to you for your skills man. Amazing
Ethan Bates
Ethan Bates Acum o Zi
So in other words, our bikes need to look like this: S
Peter Magnusson
Peter Magnusson Acum 2 Zile
MV Agusta Superveloce Alpine
Deepak Sahu
Deepak Sahu Acum 2 Zile
Okay cinematographer name of this video sounds like indian name too....
Jo LiMag
Jo LiMag Acum 2 Zile
I like the Katana, especially the Speer Katana....
nige harris
nige harris Acum 3 Zile
Been a fan forever! "The Britten V1000" Is Something you should please look into! It was Awesome & disappeared!! Amazing Bike Handmade. I met John & his riders. Great Story! More Amazing what Britten Made! 💕 Your Videos! Fkn Awesome 🙏
Ganesh Karhale
Ganesh Karhale Acum 3 Zile
first fix up and down black bars inn video
Sondre
Sondre Acum 3 Zile
This is one good intro. Well done sir.
kevin robb
kevin robb Acum 4 Zile
BRUTALE 800 DRAGSTER RR Red & White I would need to buy 2 so I could hang one on my wall
Lee McKusick
Lee McKusick Acum 4 Zile
Thank you for a fine video. I wish you could hold the camera still longer on each motorcycle image. The reason is the brain and the image processing machinery doesn't have enough time to puzzle over the image when the image is moving. This is a elegant and interesting video. I need more time to look at the motorcycle images. Along those lines, when I think of what is a beautiful bike I think of a 56 year old Honda 305 Super Hawk. There is a short Northern California mountain motorcycle ride up Highway 35 to the Sky Londa delicatessen where any Sunday may have a Vincent, some Ducatis , Triumphs and a collectors BMW. What fun to savor the interesting combinations of aesthetics: engines, various sweeping lines. The bike owners figure out the combination of aesthetics that their motorcycle emphasizes and that is a big part of owning that bike.
Yan Vianna
Yan Vianna Acum 4 Zile
When it comes to an Italian beauty contest, they always won. Ducati 1098 is the most beautiful bike I have ever seen in my life. And even 14 years later it still seems current design.
exchangedspider
exchangedspider Acum 4 Zile
beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
LandyAndy62
LandyAndy62 Acum 5 Zile
Where to start??? 🤔 Brough Superior SS100 is simply a work of art. Ducati S4 Monster 916 has that fem-fatale sex appeal. AJS Model 18 Statesman has a certain functional beauty. Moto Guzzi Griso is so chilled. But for down-right majesty, it has to be the HRD Series A Rapide.- hands-down, every day of the week, including Sundays 😄
Mark Pennie
Mark Pennie Acum 6 Zile
Dude I love your videos. Awesome stuff bro.
avinash negi
avinash negi Acum 6 Zile
I'm your fan now
Germán Massa
Germán Massa Acum 7 Zile
The most beautiful motorcycles are still Ducati
TheMudslug
TheMudslug Acum 7 Zile
Kawasaki z900 rs
S
S Acum 7 Zile
Rubbing Harley's nose in it after discontinuing the Buel.
Edward Giovannelli
Edward Giovannelli Acum 7 Zile
Sorry, I just don't see that Indian as very attractive... symmetry lines or not. The early 90's Ducati 900SS? The original Ninja ZX-10? The BMW R1100s All beautiful, but that Indian? Nah.
Viktor Shavarin
Viktor Shavarin Acum 8 Zile
Этот видос - произведение искусства!
TXLorenzo
TXLorenzo Acum 8 Zile
I think there must be an Italian running loose in the Indian design department.
Rizwan Anwar
Rizwan Anwar Acum 8 Zile
the ducati streetfighter looks better
James Smith
James Smith Acum 9 Zile
Stunning & superb, I’m now going to see how much they cost, even though I can’t afford one. Great work, as usual👍
matteo giannotti
matteo giannotti Acum 9 Zile
Panigale 1290
Zbrodniarz Wojenny
Zbrodniarz Wojenny Acum 9 Zile
The single absolutely most beautiful motorcycle of all time is the 1970s Honda Monkey
Arjun P S
Arjun P S Acum 9 Zile
Such richness of details! And the presentation! I am admired 😍🤝
Ouwkackemann
Ouwkackemann Acum 9 Zile
Copy a Ducati, and it looks beautiful. Well done Indian.
ali sardo
ali sardo Acum 10 Zile
If I were a millionaire I would have had a collection of these beautiful toys, even the big criticized Suzuki to me is a piece of art . but does this guy shave his eyebrows?
chriszichriszable
chriszichriszable Acum 10 Zile
The most beautiful motorcycle ever built is the Zündapp K800. Google it, and then agree. You are welcome.
Jesse Ellertson
Jesse Ellertson Acum 10 Zile
I saw these indians fly sideways at the flat track races and it was pretty impressive. Pretty too
NoName99 NoFace88
NoName99 NoFace88 Acum 10 Zile
modern motorcycle: Kawasaki Drifter 1500. Most beautiful ever manufactured? 1948 Indian Chief ...Krakenhead Blueberry GL1000 is stunning custom bike...
beau brummel
beau brummel Acum 11 Zile
When Ryan said OG Pliny the Elder, I had to do a double take, Wait! What! I thought he was referring to the original gravity measurement in the double IPA beer "Pliny the Elder" from Russian River Brewing. Then it dawned on me, he was talking about the Original Pliny the Elder from Roman times. What ever.
jgbandbjb92709
jgbandbjb92709 Acum 12 Zile
Not my 2018 klr.
Peter Hoffman
Peter Hoffman Acum 12 Zile
Another great video that presents a lot of very interesting information! However, I have to say that I think the FTR 1200 is butt-ugly. When people say "ugly motorcycle", it's the first one i think of. The center of the visual space is a confusing mishmash of spaghetti with no focus point and the bike overall appears to be frozen in the middle of a panic stop, even when it's not moving. I wouldn't choose the XR750 either but it's a much better example of the points you make, IMHO. I might have chosen the 1973 SL350 or the 1975 XS650B as an example of what I think is a beautiful motorcycle. However, "de gustibus non est disputandum". The important thing is to ride and (hopefully) love what you ride. PS - I remember looking at the RE5 when it first came out. The cylindrical instrument cluster was a large part of what killed sales. Even the Suzuki dealer could only say "Well... yeah" about it. It should have had instruments like the GT of the time which were really attractive.
Ian McInnes
Ian McInnes Acum 12 Zile
I first thought it's a new Ducati Monster then I saw the tank. Stunning bike.
Finbar Allan
Finbar Allan Acum 12 Zile
Where are the RSK?
Jani Savela
Jani Savela Acum 13 Zile
Husqvarna Nuda 900r, clear winner 🏆 modern classic❤️
yumpladukfoo
yumpladukfoo Acum 13 Zile
Weak argument. Not buying it at all.
Dipling. Pitzler
Dipling. Pitzler Acum 13 Zile
Clearly entertaining but also clearly a paid commercial for Indian,I bet if Suzuki had given you a free bike lines would have turned any Suzuki into a beauty too! Your mistake was choosing the Katana for the bashing,a revered game changing styling icon done by Target Design.Lines do not mean shi*...it is if the design induces excitement and emotion and you know that!
djay4487 deved
djay4487 deved Acum 13 Zile
a motor cycle so good that any man can nut to it and a video so good that any man can nut to it. now that? its something to be proud of but really, the production of these videos are at a such high level.
Pinoy Adventure Rider
Pinoy Adventure Rider Acum 14 Zile
The most beautiful motorcycle in the universe is the one in your garage.
Stefan Hansen
Stefan Hansen Acum 15 Zile
Your narratives are incredible. Reminds me of the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - one of my all-time favorites. Great work!
Jobless Lol
Jobless Lol Acum 15 Zile
Bike name ??
Jörgen Bolin
Jörgen Bolin Acum 16 Zile
Why did i get goose bumps 30 seconds into this video? =) Great job Ryan!
RyanC7
RyanC7 Acum 16 Zile
Where is that museum/showroom?
RyanC7
RyanC7 Acum 16 Zile
God I love my FTR
Arkavii
Arkavii Acum 17 Zile
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You can tell because I think the Ducati 916 looks ugly, and the Suzuki Katana is beautiful. (Never owned one, just think it looks neat lol)
greatchimp
greatchimp Acum 17 Zile
5 days ago I knew nothing about motorcycles and had 0 interest in them now I ready to go out and be an adventure rider, this man is incredibly engaging and that’s something to be proud of.
Wallace Grommet
Wallace Grommet Acum 17 Zile
Better than any bike magazine article ever
Squish125
Squish125 Acum 17 Zile
I personally like the Brat 125, ignore performance it’s absolutely beautiful
atınç özkan
atınç özkan Acum 18 Zile
i just have read all the comments...and thats something to be proud of
One Way
One Way Acum 18 Zile
I’m going to start calling the fat on my belly my serpentine curve
rikirix1
rikirix1 Acum 19 Zile
That Indian beauty and Mv Agustas not even mentioned? Ok, beauty is in the beholder, but this sounds more like a commercial.
Lonewolf Therapy
Lonewolf Therapy Acum 19 Zile
AWESOME video! Could you make a comparison video between Triumph 1200 Scrambler XE and the INDIAN FTR 1200 S RALLY?
Johann Jacobs
Johann Jacobs Acum 19 Zile
My 2012 cbf 600 S with its half fairing in black & white, 4 chrome exhaust pipes, integrated indicators, dual headlights, beafy tank, nice 4cyl sound, designed in Italy is the most buatifull bike, ha, ha, ha, ha regards from rsa. PS shucks i am now going to check the proportional design and lines of my bike.
Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson Acum 20 Zile
My 1984 Honda V65 Sabre ( VF1100S) 121 HP reliable as Hell still runs strong and cheap to insure. I love it and even if I get another one someday I will keep this one.
Eric lee
Eric lee Acum 20 Zile
I like the Katana better than the Indian. It looks like it has more character. But then I'm planning on buying a Royal Enfield Himalayan so obviously not qualified to give my opinion. I mean the Himalayan has two front fenders. Why? because two is better than one. I'm considering holding out for a 2022 in hopes they'll add an extra rear fender and a extra windshield. I think it'll be a lot more esthetically balanced.
Nithul Prakasan
Nithul Prakasan Acum 20 Zile
Its really funny that the brand INDIAN doesn't sell much in INDIA😅
Cedric Nakashima
Cedric Nakashima Acum 21 o Zi
Any chance there is a vlog coming up featuring the FTR?
donovan schoor
donovan schoor Acum 21 o Zi
Answer: The KTM rc 390 with the old paintjob.
Wes Steele
Wes Steele Acum 21 o Zi
I think he may be making up angels 😂
Chetan Gurav
Chetan Gurav Acum 22 Zile
My god the camera work, the sound effects to special effects to use of light, writing and the best of all is the hosting.. this ROpost videos are so much entertaining and informative than all the other motorcycle related tv shows.
Tiesemans
Tiesemans Acum 22 Zile
My opinion? Most modern motorcycles are ugly as £yck ... To much frame, to crowded for the eye. Like GI Joe toys from early 2000. Agressive, soulless, plastic fantastic, over engineered, crowed, tons of electronics leaves little room for hobbyist maintenance. Little streamlined form. No nostalgia. I hear you think .. So what do you ride?! A Honda ST1100AY metallic blue from 2000. High tech enough (ABS/TCS/CBS) but oldskool at same time with its V4, 4 carburateurs ... Ride it once and you're sold. 20+ years old.
veselipastir
veselipastir Acum 22 Zile
Commercial which Indian could never afford to o.O
Igor Saric
Igor Saric Acum 22 Zile
Fantastic video and production. You are Jeremy Clarkson of motorcycle world
tdb922f
tdb922f Acum 22 Zile
Stop at 3:00. The answer is yes.
Ben Par
Ben Par Acum 23 Zile
Easy. My Honda CB 750 Four in Gold
Flaming Burrito
Flaming Burrito Acum 23 Zile
Maybe the real thing to be proud of was the friends we made along the way.
Koda Kodiak
Koda Kodiak Acum 24 Zile
I work as a designer and when considering what the most beautiful bike out there is, that Indian bike never comes to mind. I don't find it ugly, but it is most definitely not a looker. After seeing this video, it seems that a bunch of engineers used "art lingo" to explain why they loved their work but didn't fully grasp what they were talking about. That "bone line" you keep mentioning is completely non-existent. If I kept mentioning that bone line in a design critique i'd get torn apart for not having something that I keep bringing up and making seem important. Don't get me wrong, I actually very much like the bike, but beauty is not one of the reasons I like it.
Craig Katen
Craig Katen Acum 24 Zile
Can't argue with physics.....or can you ? LOL I sound like Ryan
Rajesh b l
Rajesh b l Acum 24 Zile
Not a single reviewer has looked at this motorcycle in this angle. Perfect video for a perfect bike.
Lawrence Tibbetts
Lawrence Tibbetts Acum 24 Zile
2 words arch motorcycle
Ripudaman Sharma
Ripudaman Sharma Acum 24 Zile
Ever heard of Brutale 1000rr ?
jaimin Sangar
jaimin Sangar Acum 24 Zile
I call bullshit.
Brenden Huet
Brenden Huet Acum 25 Zile
Yep, I didn’t know ftr’s existed and happened to see one, now there’s one in my garage
Steven Padilla
Steven Padilla Acum 25 Zile
I think FortNine is in love! Listening to opera 😄
Daryl Clasen
Daryl Clasen Acum 25 Zile
The bike looks great and then they slapped on some hideous square box on top representing something like an instrument cluster but ends up being a cluster... well it's extremely lazy and poor finish to the bike.
mdmartin
mdmartin Acum 25 Zile
my god I've never even driven a motorcycle before but ever since I found this channel, I can't stop thinking about them and wanting them! these videos are so over the top that I can't think of any other channel putting so much love in their videos
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams Acum 26 Zile
I don't ride, I don't own a bike and I don't even care about riding but I love watching your videos they just make it so interesting - keep it up!!!!!
Baleur
Baleur Acum 26 Zile
Every FortNine video ever: "The best bikes are naked bikes. The most beautiful bikes are naked bikes." Yes my dear, beauty is indeed subjective. What you see in the Indian, i see in the Yamaha R1. There is no "most beautiful", because there are more eyes than one to percieve it.
Tara Tiwadi
Tara Tiwadi Acum 26 Zile
Its a tool which gives me more access to the world ... I dont care if its beautiful or not but yeah it wont hurt if my motorcycle looks good
Shoaib Manhas
Shoaib Manhas Acum 26 Zile
Sponsored by Indian
Literally Shaking
Literally Shaking Acum 26 Zile
The Indian FTR1200 is a stunning bike. It’s the perfect blend of modern and nostalgic design.
benji45645
benji45645 Acum 26 Zile
I maintain that beauty has roots in design language. The h2 is a beautiful bike because it (to me) is the most beautiful form of the kawasaki design language thus far. Alternatively, the milled metal and unorthodox layout of the confederate/curtiss p51 is beautiful but cannot be replicated by any other brand. Agustas and Ducatis are similarly beautiful but incomparable. You can see this a lot in cars: the Mercedes f1 is, to me, revolting, because it tries to push too far away from the design language of the brand (a successful example would be the SLS, which pushed mb's design language into a sportier form without making it look alien). So while universal beauty guidelines influence good design, individual design languages outline good design in context.
yugam singh kushwaha
yugam singh kushwaha Acum 27 Zile
personally i feel MV agusta has one of the best looking bikes they just check all the boxes for me
sublimekid247
sublimekid247 Acum 27 Zile
my vote is still the Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 SE.
ManuelOrtizification
ManuelOrtizification Acum 27 Zile
Yamaha captured something similar with the XVS650 custom, but then they fucked it up with that hideous exhaust. Thankfully, Vance and Hines came to the rescue with their Short Shots. 😂 Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.
Metroshica
Metroshica Acum 27 Zile
This video is a work of art. I never really cared for motorcycles, owned a couple in the past but never learned to really love them. This though, wow! It really, really shows. And the production quality! Your editor deserves a bow, the music is SO on point too. Overall just an absolutely amazing piece of work here.
ASadPuppy
ASadPuppy Acum 27 Zile
The true artwork in this video is the video itself
ravener
ravener Acum 28 Zile
im noticing some interpolated slowmotion ataround 9:30, front wheel
mlm82
mlm82 Acum 28 Zile
Art and beauty is not a mathematical formula.
Marco
Marco Acum 28 Zile
The design reminds me a lot like a Ducati Monster.
Ivan Y
Ivan Y Acum 28 Zile
Ducati SF 848. Take it and build a beauty standard around it.
Rave Biscuits
Rave Biscuits Acum 28 Zile
Looks really cool, but my God do I hate that iPad screen...
Fawaz Shaikh
Fawaz Shaikh Acum 28 Zile
I'll be honest, I really don't see how the ducati is supposed to look beautiful 🤔
todd vincy
todd vincy Acum 29 Zile
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