One of the guys at work was asking about my bike the other day, and asking what was the difference between a naked bike and a sports bike, apart from the fairing. To illustrate the difference, I went to Google Images, and pulled up some photos of sports bikes. The first one I went to was the GSX-R, and I was surprised by how many ‘bad’ bikes were there – bad paint jobs, extended swingarms, etc. I started to wonder, is there some sort of correlation between the images in Google, and the demographic that buys the bike? Is there a ‘low-brow’ superbike? Which one is it? So in the interest of science, I did a Google Image search on each of the major superbikes on the market at the moment, recording the results that showed up on the first page of the search results. These are the images that Google thinks best represent the interests of people searching for those bikes. The Good: Aprilia RSV 4 – One (very small) wheelie. Honda CBR1000RR – 1 fugly paint job. BMW S1000RR – One model on bike, one wheelie. Ducati 1199 – One wheelie, two models on bikes. The Bad: Kawasaki ZX10R – I’m going to give them a free pass on the ‘ninja green’ as NOT being fugly, but otherwise – two fugly paint jobs, two bizarre bike mods. Yamaha YZF-R1 – One wheelie, one fugly paint job, one extended swingarm The Ugly: Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – two skimpily-dressed girls, two wheelies, four extended swingarms, five fugly paint jobs and one stunt (standing on front wheel) Suzuki Hayabusa – One girl with boobs out (safesearch moderate my ass!), one skimpily-dressed girl, six extended swingarms, five fugly paint-jobs and one crime against motorcycles (search and you’ll see it). Using this highly scientific method, it’s clear to see that the Suzuki’s are by far the most ‘low-brow’ of all superbike manufacturers. Does this fit with what other people see out on the street? What does the average squid ride?