Motorcycle engine envy

Since we're already on the subject of beautiful things today, I thought I would share a few shots I have collected of some of the motorcycling worlds most beautifully engineered engines.

These shots from workshops, garages and studios around the globe capture the personality within the formed alloy and hardened steel in the same way a portrait of a person would. Each one has a rich history behind it, each has it's own story and even though each is not the only one of its kind, each one is I'm just starting to sound ridiculous, but if you've been bitten by the two wheeled bug I'm sure you get the point.

Let's see how many of these engines you can name. Make and model, numbered top to bottom (1 -6).

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