Main Motorcycle: 10 Scrambler
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Outside Philly, PA
Other Motorcycle: BMW R1200R
Went to Fast by Ferraci yesterday and sat on a 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Classic and the chromed out, red framed Racer. Both very handsome bikes that harken back to air cooled, standard upright and cafed machines.
I'm looking forward to seeing the 2013 Honda CB1100, again a standard, upright machine that has purposely been designed to remind folks of the CB750. If you rode one back then, you have never forgotten it.
Will people buy these? I think so. What people? A significant number of folks in the 60+ range are now retiring or about to retire and have some extra change in their pockets. But they're going to pass on the $14,000+ high tech, super horse power screamers. Most of these retro bikes will be priced well below that, and most will be naked, fairly easy to ride, fun bikes for former or new riders looking for a way to tap into a two wheeled time machine.
Getting in touch with my inner hooligan.