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Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:42 pm
by patbrandon1
My lady is on a trip in Germany and sent me this photo she caught today of three motorcycles outside the city of Trier in Germany. The picture isn't the greatest as she was on a moving bus, and the bikes were in the process of taking off. But I thought it would be fun to try to figure out what they are, and I know there are a lot of really smartified men and women on here that could get it done.

I know the one on the left is a Goldwing, but don't know the year. The other two I don't have a clue. Any Input?



Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:14 pm
by DenverWinger
I downloaded the picture and zoomed in as much as I could without it getting too pixelated (low res photo). The one on the right appears to be a Beemer boxer twin of some sort, big cylinder jug protruding out the side at 90 degrees.

Would be logical since Beemers are made there....

Can't get enough detail on the middle one to even venture a guess as to what it is...

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:43 am
by OldguyGlen
Goldwing has rearview mirrors on the bars, not on the fairing. That might make it an '80 ???

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:10 pm
by redbug
82 or 83 aspencade gl1100 and maybe a Ducati monster or similiar.

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:57 pm
by patbrandon1
OldguyGlen wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:43 am
Goldwing has rearview mirrors on the bars, not on the fairing. That might make it an '80 ???
I had an '82 that the mirror on the fairing was broken so I put mirrors on the bars and plugged the holes that were left on the fairing with stainless bolts. I'm attaching the only pic I have of that just because everybody likes pictures. ;)

But from what you're saying, they had years where Honda put them on the bars as stock?



Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:32 pm
by DenverWinger
Ya - my '80 STD of course came without fairing so has mirrors on the bars. And there's no mirrors on a Vetter.

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:30 am
by dingdong
Not an 83. Wheels are wrong.

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:49 pm
by brettchallenger
I agree with Redbug, the middle machine is a Ducati Monster 1200

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:50 pm
by redbug
dingdong wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:30 am
Not an 83. Wheels are wrong.
Front wheel might be off a 1984. Nine spokes instead of 11 spokes. Purchased in 82 my aspencade had the same colors as shown. Mystery wheel...

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:02 am
by patbrandon1
Thanks for all the insight into what they might be. I showed my buddy that works at one of the major motorcycle shops in the area, and his input/opinion is that they are, Goldwing '82, Ducati Monster 1200, BMW R 1200 GS. But of course, with the limits of the picture, his are educated guesses at best.

My Lady is now in Switzerland and sent me this picture today. Saw a couple more motorcycles. If you guys and gals can get this one, I'll send you all homemade cookies. (You'll have to wait until she gets home on the 19th because she would need to cook them if you want cookies that taste good. You would not want to eat cookies I make.)



Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:27 pm
by DenverWinger
Zoomed in real good, I found a few pixels there...... :lol:

Re: Help Me Identify These Bikes In Germany

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:55 am
by Maz


I see this one!
Maz