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This is it.

This will be THE END of the argument "What is the greatest classic / vintage bike of all time?"

Too many times have we all seen polls and articles attempting to determine which bikes are "the best". In the final analysis, the judging is flawed in more ways than one, the most significant being that those doing the judging are few and often very select and/or biased in one way or another; also, the field of possible entries is in no way inclusive! This WORLDWIDE contest will put an end to those shortcomings by opening up the entries to ANY AND EVERY motorcycle, and EVERY voter.

www.VirtualBikeShows.Com Will be the center of the universe for motorcycle lovers of EVERY variety - Originals, Restorations, Customs, Race bikes (all types), Choppers, Bobbers, Cafe Racers, On/Off Road bikes, 3-wheelers & Trikes, Military types, Dressers / Baggers, Scooters, "Art" bikes, and even Rat bikes.

There will be a class for EVERYONE from pre-50s to 70s, and even a few limited 80s categories; everything from American to Spanish, Brits, Europeans, Japanese, ALL BRANDS, ALL MODELS, ALL TYPES.

All of the 30+ major classes, a "Before and After" restoration class and "Overall favorite" will be voted on by ALL participants and Virtual Bike Show visitors at large. "Oldest Bike" will be determined by adate of manufacture affidavit. "Ugliest Bike" entries will be selected by the Show committee, and voted on by all participants and visitors.

Submittals will be received for 90 days, starting with the formal worldwide announcement corresponding with Daytona Bike Weeks. Voting will then be open for 30 days, and final vote tallies will be certified within 30 days. Awards will be formally presented on the website, and sent to the winners immediately.

So, start polishing up your beauties, take your best shots, compose your write-ups and get ready to go down in history with THE GREATEST BIKES IN THE WORLD!
 

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This is it.This will be THE END of the argument "What is the greatest classic / vintage bike of all time?"
...So, start polishing up your beauties, take your best shots, compose your write-ups and get ready to go down in history with THE GREATEST BIKES IN THE WORLD!
Paul,

I think this is a great idea to gather in one spot all the truly classic bikes out there into an assortment of fine representations of each. End the argument?.... I suspect not. You probably have a better shot at achieving world peace.

What I think you might accomplish is starting an ongoing quest of one-upsmanship that will have a lot of enthusiasts building the bike that will knock the current winner off the podium, next year assuming this will be an ongoing thing.

Good luck, bud. You have your work cut out for you.
regards,
Rob
 

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Well, of course there are limitations, but only temporary and partial ones! Anyone who didn't get thier bike in the competition, or didn't get to vote, can do so next year!

My goal is to grow this thing to be a really significant deal carried by all the major motorcycling media and have exposure in all the major venues, WORLDWIDE.

I think I've got a pretty good start with TriumphRatNet, BritBike.Com, CycleWorld, TriumphTalk and other worldwide forums.
 

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I need a couple of photos of 50s and pre-50s bikes, preferrably straight side-on shots, fairly close up.

.jpg images preferred, 800x600 max, 300 dpi.

I will be using these photos in the promotion of the "World's Greatest Bikes" contest, so they need to be original photos with full permission from the owner.

A brief paragraph about the bike would be much appreciated, but at least the year, make & model.

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THANX!
 

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I don't see the point in voting we already know which is the greatest bike in the world (Triumph of course), he he
 

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I have no idea why you are doing this. Everyone knows that the 1970 Tr6 Trophy was the best bike ever :)

maybe you are looking for the second best bike :)
 

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I have no idea why you are doing this. Everyone knows that the 1970 Tr6 Trophy was the best bike ever :)

maybe you are looking for the second best bike :)
Being new this forum I am sorry to start by pointing out your typing error. You accidentally hit 1970 when you were trying to hit 1969.
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Dear GrandPaulZ

your website http://www.virtualbikeshows.com/ already shows the T160V which is the greatest bike of all time and the reason for its inclusion. The triumph triple which spawned the modern cafe racer 675 and its iconic older brother and the generations of great triples in between. Interesting that my T160V had as stubborn a gearbox as the 1050 today....some things are classic..

Great photo choice.
 

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Being new this forum I am sorry to start by pointing out your typing error. You accidentally hit 1970 when you were trying to hit 1969.
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Nope the 1970 had the heavier flywheel.
The 1969 had separate oil for the primary. It is a LOT easier to fit seals than change the crankshaft. Once done you have the perfect bike.
 

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OK, this is my knowedge on the late 60's early 70's triumphs
they had dominance in fastest drag bike- sonny routt,
the first bike to get to the top of the widdowmaker hillclimb
top runners in the 1/2 mile american speedway -Gene Romero for years running
http://www.triumphflattrack.com/2009/07/ama-hall-of-famer-gene-romero.html
isle of man 99.99 mph average
bonneville salt flats
1966 Bonneville, U.S. Robert Leppan Triumph Special[7] Gyronaut X-1[14] 1,298 cc (79.2 cu in) 245.60 395.28 Triumph Special twin-engined[7]

did i mention TRIUMPH RULES
 

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Unfortunately our perceptions change from when we were penniless 12 years olds riding the greatest "dirt squirts" to when we are at retirement age with disposable assets and a Black Shadow in the garage.

And then again, Jay Leno has a good attitude about ALL wheeled vehicles, and probably always has.
 
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