How much, Mis­ter?

Motorcycle Monthly - - Retro Super Cool -

The in­evitable draw­back of the LC’s pop­u­lar­ity and re­cent high pro­file is that prices have risen steeply. “You’re look­ing at £8000 for a re­ally good, re­stored 350LC now – or up to 10 grand for a mint bike with a bit of his­tory,” says Daryll Young, who should know. The boss of Sil­ver­stone-based IDP Moto (www.idp­moto.com) mas­ter­minded the re­cent LC rac­ing re­vival, and he has bought and re­stored sev­eral dozen 250s and 350s over the last cou­ple of years.

Even set­tling for an un­re­stored bike, or an RD250LC rather than a 350, is un­likely to re­sult in find­ing one go­ing cheap. “With the 350, I’d say £3500 to £4500 for a slightly scruffy run­ner,” says Daryll. And the smaller model shares most parts, so prices are not much lower. “A good 250LC will go for around £5000, up to £7000 for a mint one.”

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