Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The Alps... the original ones!
My vote goes to the Yamaha RZ500... though it does require so much effort to be made to work as intended (just like the Honda VTR-SP).
I personally incline for the standard RZ model over the exotic, Japan only RZV: the RZV was 30 pounds lighter, had a stiffer aluminum frame but also had a whooping 20hp less. Sure, the beast can be unleashed by fitting different carbs and pipes, but again it's so much extra work.
This was as close as you got to a 500 GP bike and 84hp on tap in 1984 were really... wow!
Shame on me, my heart is black.