Lov­ing Mar­ket­place!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - FEEDBACK -

Hav­ing just re­cently sub­scribed to CMM, I find your pub­li­ca­tion a very in­for­ma­tive read in­deed, par­tic­u­larly the Mar­ket­place col­umn. In the March is­sue, you high­lighted the mid­dleweight class of the mid-90s: CBR600, GSF600, etc. I had a CBR600F-T in 1997 and have re­gret­ted sell­ing the bike ever since. Spend up­wards of £1500 and get a bike that will still to­day be rel­a­tively re­li­able and can be used for what it was orig­i­nally meant to be used for. With my RD250LC, I will be lucky if I cover 500 miles per year, and will no doubt have to keep it for many years to re­turn any in­vest­ment; these bikes are not cheap to re­store. The 600cc class of the 90s rep­re­sents ex­cel­lent value in terms of us­abil­ity and fi­nan­cial re­turn; I couldn’t imag­ine com­mut­ing or go­ing for a 500-mile week­end ride on the 250. I wouldn’t want to swap the old two-stroke, I en­joy it for what it is but I now feel in­spired to go pur­chase one of these fu­ture clas­sics be­fore the price es­ca­lates any fur­ther and look for­ward to do­ing my fu­ture clas­sic jus­tice. Shaun By­ford Ber­tie says: “Shaun. There’s the rub… we all need more than one bike, right?”

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