hondated wrote:pete75 wrote:Cowsham wrote:
Prices for Elsie's have plateaued now and I think fell back a bit while prices of enduro bikes have gone up big time -- but most of these old two stroke road bikes aren't great to ride -- buy a TDR250 it's completely unique and still affordable --( finding one is more of a challenge ) no other bike is ( or will ever again with emission laws now ) built in this format. The best thing is that the handling ( with road tyres ) is light years ahead of the Elsie's.
Get quite a feeling of nostalgia when I smell a two stroke going by especially if it's got the real petroil mix smell. Even the humble MZ seems to be going for quite high prices these days.
I had a Suzuki Super Six , second bike I had on the road at 16 after a few unpleasant weeks with an Ariel Arrow. The Suzuki could keep up with most of the five hundreds and even some older six fifties. Wouldn't mind one now for old times sake.
Just sold a load of bikes some of which I'd had for over 20 years. Ductai ST4S , Honda CB750 K1, Kawasaki GPZ900 and BSA A10 all gone in the last 18 months.
Super six what a bike ! We had Bonnie's ,A10s & Road Rockets and one day one of our mates turns up on this rice burner 250cc. Didnt take us long to realise how good it was though when he disappeared into the distance on our first ride out with him. As for the Honda 4 when it came out it was game over for British motorcycles not long after that.
On paper they beat a Commando hands down, on the road it was a different matter altogether.