05 March 2021

The 51 Most Iconic Motorcycles of All Time - according to gearpatrol.com

They are equal parts simple and complex, a mechanical interpretation of form meeting function with attitude to spare. Whether it’s chrome glimmering in the sun, the artful engineering behind a single-sided swingarm or their ability to outrun just about anything, motorcycles are more than just simple transportation. They strangle attention. Ride one down the street and watch as babies point and smile mid-whimper, dogs chase joyfully, angsty teens fight the curling in the corners of their mouths, old biker types in leather nod with supreme comprehension.

There are countless combinations of weapons-grade speed, sex, beauty, design and freedom found between two tires, sure - but these fifty-one, specifically, are the icons hand-picked by Gear Patrol as our favourites of all time.

A good selection in this list - some of my personal faves were included: Honda CB750 (Jeff's bike pictured above!), Kawasaki Z1, Manx Norton, Brough Superior SS100, Honda Gold Wing, Harley-Davidson V-Rod, Yamaha Vmax, Ducati Monster, Ducati Desmosedici RR, Bimota Tesi 3D, Kawasaki Ninja H2. 
Conspicuous by their absence though: Yamaha RD350LC, Suzuki GSX1100S KatanaKawasaki GPZ900R.


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