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About Our Selections

The criteria for our selections were that the motorcycles selected were just that: motorcycles. An engine, two wheels, some handlebars, and somewhere to sit.

As well, we will reinforce that this is our opinion only. Some of these motorcycles might actually be very good bikes, have great utility, and/or have a special place in the history of two-wheeled fun, but as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, sometimes there are looks that only the original designers can love while the rest of us go "Ew..."

2000 BMW C1

For every manufacturer that has an amazing history of great designs, sometimes a miss is a good thing...

2004 Honda Rune

This caused a nearly perfect 50/50 split in opinion here at wBW. Some love it, some hate it.

1988 Buell RR1200 Battle Twin

We're wearing our flak suits for listing this one, but let us explain!

2016 MV Agusta X Zagato F4Z

To quote a famous movie: "The horror... the horror..."

1999 Suzuki Hayabusa (First Generation)

Shaped more by an aerodynamicist than an artist, and it shows

Johammer J1

This one should have had the paper it was drawn up on burned so that it could never be made

Ducati Multistrada (First Generation)

When a bike earns a name like "Uglystrada," you know it belongs on this list

1988 BMW K1

Hey, even the greats can miss twice!