What they cost
Value for money was always part of the Yamaha twin’s appeal in the Seventies, and that still holds today. “A tidy TX650 is worth £3000 to £4000; maybe £4500 if it’s all registered and ready for the road,” said Charlie Garratt of Oxford Classic Honda (www. classic honda motorcycles. co.uk). The test bike is sold but Charlie was recently advertising an original example of its predecessor, a 1972-model XS-2, for £4000.