Vincent Black Shadow(Photo: Vincent)

Choosing the top 10 bikes of all time is a little bit like picking the top 10 movies all time; no matter how judicious your choices, someone is going to disagree. Pick the Honda CB750 as the most significant Japanese bike and some Kawasaki fanatic will take you to task for rating it over the Z1. Choose the Triumph Bonneville as the seminal British twin and the Norton aficionados will be up in arms. Rally around pre-war bikes and you're an old fart; pick a bunch of modern motorcycles and you're a shallow dilettante. There really is no way to win. So, knowing I am sure to lose or at least to be corrected, here is my top 10 list of motorcycles of all time.