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The Art of the Gas Tank

A passion for motorcycles strange things to people. explaining to someone why the shape of a gas can send a chill down spine.  Come to think of it, motorcycle enthusiasts won’t that one.



Agreed! This is a thought-provoking article! A tank can all the difference in how a bike is perceived. If the is ugly to my mind, then I care about riding the that much, or do I think and stare at it all the time.

Of course, the rest of the bike is too, and must be well-proportioned, but the is like the icing on the cake (or in this case). It’s to me how the tank looks from and behind too(in the riding I also find it discouraging I can’t see the engine on most bikes.

I believe a good-looking engine is important as well!

My all-time top ten tank shape) I made for this article (never it a thought before). I have an for the vintage “mo-sheens”, although I’m an 90′s child. Many of bikes would still be on my of all-time favorite bikes let alone the tank —

#1 – 1971 Suzuki TC-90R, – not my first bike, but the bike I really imprinted on. The bike like a shark.

#2 – 1965-67 CB450K0 – beefy and purposeful-look.

#3 – Suzuki X-6R T250 and black) – one-year only shape. A graceful and clean ahead of it’s time.

#4 – Interstate w/steel tank, color, but especially in that red-orange they had) – perfectly proportioned and elegant.

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#5 – 1972 Kawasaki 750 Mach IV H2 – a my Dad bought new before I was born, so I up staring at it a lot. Iconic stripes/color combo.

#6 – 2000 ZR-7 – my first brand-new A … tank. Looks from any angle, especially the riding position.

#7 – 1969 Suzuki AC100 – a mini CB450K0 tank.

#8 – Yamaha YR1/YR2 – an elegant and rubber padded tank.

#9 – Yamaha YL2-C/’69 L2C-A – it makes the bike.

#10 – 1977 PE250B – quite original to its aluminum tank.

As far as retro go, the Moto Guzzi V7 is the one I’d buy mostly of that tank shape!

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