Bikes we learnt to love
They failed to hit the right notes when new, but these bikes are now surging up the used bike hit parade. Here are the top 10 climbers
You can’t hit the nail on the head every time, and some of the greatest songs ever written failed to top the charts purely down to bad timing. Release a song at the right moment and it can take the world by storm and sell millions; fail to get your timings correct and you get beaten by Robson and Jerome.
And motorcycle manufacturers run an even greater gamble. Having invested millions into research and development, tooling, manufacturing, marketing and shipping, sometimes bikes simply fail to capture the imagination. But every now and then, bikes bounce back into fashion.
Overnight, flops become cool as trends turn and machines that once sat unloved suddenly become redhot property. MCN has come up with its top ten flops that bombed at their launch, but are now amongst the most sought-after models currently for sale.
Somehow the SP-1 and XR1200 missed the mark when new