ST1100, a classic bike....? Gordon Bennet....I remember when they were new and sought after(ish) if you were into UJM's. Sorry, I can't quite get my head around ageing Japanese tin being thought of as classic bikes.
Nik Samson wrote
Blimey, two of us with STs ... we'll be an owners' club soon.
The fact that most old Kawasaki's will sell for at least double what they cost new should tell you something. Sold my last Z1 for 8x what I paid for it.... my last KZ900 went for 3x the cost to me & the ex wifes KZ1000 sold for 5x what it cost....
There's probably something about knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing, in there. OK, so they're popular, and old(ish) but does that naturally convey classic status upon them...?
What defines a classic bike?? Magazines, history or the buying public?
Belonging to the highest rank or class.Serving as the established model or standardHaving lasting significance or worth; enduring.Of a well-known typeFormal, refined, and restrained in style.Simple and harmonious; elegant: Having historical associations
ST1100, a classic bike....? Gordon Bennet....I remember when they were new and sought after(ish) if you were into UJM's. Sorry, I can't quite get my head around ageing Japanese tin being thought of as classic bikes. Norton, Triumph, AJS, Matchless, Velocettte, Ariel, Vincent, Brough etc, + some Italian stuff, they're classic bikes. But Kawasaki........
There is a difference between classic and collectable though it seems many british bikes have been kept purely because they are old and british.
Yup, why the fuck anyone would consider a Royal Enfield collectible or even classic is beyond reason..... I had one RE & I'd never own another even if they gave em away free with a box of cornflakes...
Ahhhhhh......the joy of buying a new Guzzi. That classic bike feel but with a 2 year warranty
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