Collecting bikes which ones?

Discussion in 'Other Bikes' started by gary1966, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. gary1966

    gary1966 Active Member

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    I am now building a man cave that should hold 6 bikes eventually what 6 bikes would other people choose just to look at and as an investment? Max spend of 8k per bike.

    My list but it could change
    Fs1e DX kenny roberts yellow
    Triumph street triple R round headlight model
    Suzuki gsxr 1000 K5
    1998 R1
    1992 cbr900rr
    Honda sp2 2003/2005
     
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  2. hitch

    hitch New Member

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    I would have Ducati 998 in there somewhere...
     
  3. Mattie660

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    CB900F, in red
     
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    Get the SP2 yes, lovely bike. Would love to have one myself.
     
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    nigelrb New Member

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    Yep. Well left.
     
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    Got to have a stroker in there. Chesterfield RS250;

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    dainesefreak Active Member

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    I'd also have to have a 94 Urban Tiger. It was the bike that convinced me to pass my test, wanted one;

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    Oh and a 916 but it woiuld probably be a project bike for £8k these days;

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    And whilst I'm at it at Honda RVF400;

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    "I'd also have to have a 94 Urban Tiger. It was the bike that convinced me to pass my test, wanted one;"

    This is what convinced me to pass my test, piece of s**t (that's not the actual one, mine died a horrible death many years ago)
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    Early R1 would have to be included in the list .
     
  12. gary1966

    gary1966 Active Member

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    Went and looked at a Kawasaki kr1-s lovely condition it’s up for 4K but no history of any sort, a lot of these were raced in its day it was 139mph 2 stroke.

    Was talking to the guy he had read somewhere that 2 strokes could be banned after 2022?? Emissions etc
     
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    Rgv 250. Mt01
     
  14. gary1966

    gary1966 Active Member

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    Ha ha that Suzuki x1, I had to ride one of those home when I was 17 and my bike at the time an rd250 and my mate was 1 year younger and his dad won’t let him ride it back which was two days before his 16th birthday. It ended badly 3 weeks later he went straight on at a corner he was ok but bike wasn’t
     
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    Not sure I'll have too much agreement on this, but I believe one of the sweetest (as opposed to brutish) looking bikes is the MV Agusta F4. If I was flushed with a few extra quid, I'd buy one:

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  16. gary1966

    gary1966 Active Member

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    Very nice just not sure it will be an investment? Like say sp2 916 gsxr k5
     
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    nigelrb New Member

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    Yep, granted. This is a clear illustration of emotion clouding reality. I am Honda through and through, but this MV just grabs me, especially the four-pipe underseat exhaust. There are a couple of these on a For Sale site; 5 and a half for a 30,000 miler and 8 grand for a 6,000 with 5!!!!! owners! That shows significant depreciation, whereas the SP2 916 is worth as much now (in many cases) as its original cost.

    I will surely love to visit your 'cave' in a couple of years and see what's ACTUALLY in there!! Cheers.:)
     
  18. Mattie660

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    That is why I mentioned the CB900F of the 1980's. A great looking bike from that muscle bike era. I read somewhere that originals are becoming rarer - and they are coming back into fashion or favour - prices are still doable and rising for good condition bikes.

    I have always liked the look of the CB900F, particularly in red. It would make my list - whatever the choice criteria !

    Anyway, have fun with your choices !
     

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