A friend of mine attempted to boast about his bike: a Ducati 916. These are his words:
The 916, Massimo Tamburini”™s design masterpiece, and now known as the ”˜Marilyn Monroe of motorcycles”™. Mine is a 1995 model, and was one of the first ones delivered to Canada. It”™s only got 1800 miles on it ”“ still not fully broken in according to the manual.
No Japanese designer could ever have designed a motorcycle as beautiful as this one. Really, it”™s still breathtaking to look at in the flesh – a 13 year-old design!
Here is a picture of his bike:
He does not take into account that the British are much better bike designers. My favourite is the Pashley Pickle Tricycle. This is a hand-made design manufactured to the highest possible standard. The Ducati 916 is about $30,000. My Pashley? Well, it is priceless and I ride it with great pride.