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    Believe it or not, spellcheck turned my original post to “ Captivating elephant” !

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    How I wish I'd kept my RG500 Pepsi 1989

    I bought it for £3K, kept it a year and sold it for...£3K.

    Good ones are going for between £10 and perhaps £15K now.

    Luckily I still have have the Honda
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    I just love the RC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magwa View Post
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    Having owned a triumph sprint st. ....I think they have a chance especially in the centenary "green"
    It's grown on me
    I have now owned x8 hinckley triumphs. ....I guess I like them
    Retired from Riding but making a come back on a triumph sprint st


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    Which modern bikes will become classics ?

    Older bikes that are already classics;

    - BMW R90S,R100RS;Moto-Guzzi 850 LeMans;Ducati 900SS beveldrive,Honda CBX,RC30,Kawasaki KZ900,Suzuki 1100 Katana,Yamaha RD250/350 LC

    Newer bikes that will become classics;my crystal ball says...

    -BMW R Nine T,R1100S,HP-2S,S1000RR as the first superbike that gave 200 hp to the masses and made it rideable;Ducati 916,Moto-Guzzi S/01 the best Guzzi never produced but beautiful nevertheless,Aprilia RSV4

    My favorite from all of them - BMW R Nine T - beautiful to look at,good exhaust sound and fun to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    Which modern bikes will become classics ?

    Older bikes that are already classics;

    - BMW R90S,R100RS;Moto-Guzzi 850 LeMans;Ducati 900SS beveldrive,Honda CBX,RC30,Kawasaki KZ900,Suzuki 1100 Katana,Yamaha RD250/350 LC

    Newer bikes that will become classics;my crystal ball says...

    -BMW R Nine T,R1100S,HP-2S,S1000RR as the first superbike that gave 200 hp to the masses and made it rideable;Ducati 916,Moto-Guzzi S/01 the best Guzzi never produced but beautiful nevertheless,Aprilia RSV4

    My favorite from all of them - BMW R Nine T - beautiful to look at,good exhaust sound and fun to ride
    Ducati 916 a classic? Who would have thought?

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    Having owned a triumph sprint st. ....I think they have a chance especially in the centenary "green"
    Hope so, been looking for a reason not to get rid of my black one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magwa View Post
    Having owned a triumph sprint st. ....I think they have a chance especially in the centenary "green"
    It's grown on me
    I have now owned x8 hinckley triumphs. ....I guess I like them
    Quote Originally Posted by fatboytours View Post
    Hope so, been looking for a reason not to get rid of my black one

    Never - ever

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    If I am ever on life support - Unplug me......
    Then plug me back in..........

    See if that works .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    Never - ever

    EVER!
    My thoughts too, dull as well
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    So many roads...........So little time......

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    Reliable bikes never become classics
    The NineT might have a chance then. Though to become a classic I guess that the bike needs to exist in a proper state other than a pile of rust and corrosion ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    The R Nine T is a reliable as a stone axe !
    Already a classic right from the get go while still in production because there is and there will be nothing like it...especially when the arseys in russels will kill powerful and decent sounding aircooled engines starting in 2020 with their stupid EU-5 regulations...
    Hopefully the EU will be gone before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magwa View Post
    Hondavfr800
    VFR750 maybe. Currently lusting after an early black one with white wheels! :

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    My thoughts on triumph sprints and vfr hondas,
    They will be much like CX500’s
    Nobody will pay strong money now so not much will change.
    If an investment is what you are looking for,you need to invest in rarity or desirability.
    For instance,paralever GS airheads are catching up with the more desirable monos etc
    A restored para can achieve £10 k
    That’s not a basic or kalahari,a standard para(restored)
    overland and classic

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    These two are in with a good shout
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    Some lovely 916’s at Stafford Classic Bike show . I agree the 916 and lowly Monster 600 rescued Ducati from the mediocrity of other Italian bike manufacturers MV Moto Morini ect and enabled them to be her today with the sublime V4 Pani.
    Steve

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    I've just bought this





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