Michael Bryce W· Registered
Nobody is going to get rich investing in a Triumph Bonneville no matter what the provenance. Once a title is in your name "mess" with it until you drop. You are going to be dead for a long time and if are fortunate enough to have a bike you like, keep it and make it better in your eyes until you drop. Even if you sell your bike with Mr. Bloor on the back of it, it is a Bonneville. When you go to sell it, the value is what I want to pay for it, if I want it. Nobody will ever need it. This limited edition stuff, anniversary stuff, and pre/ post Hinkley fire stuff is also b.s. as riding around with the ashes of Elvis, Bud Ekins, or Steve McQueen rubbed onto the tank will stilll make it a used Bonneville. Your documentation makes for a great conversation piece as to the bike, but will not translate into dollars. It is not eye candy...it is a motorcycle. Ride it and get it dirty. They are vehicles meant to ride and maintain and/or repair. If you want an exercise in preserving the pristine, buy art and hang it in the house and do not let riff raff like us see it. 500 miles for a hamburger is what that bike needs, not a fan base. This is my bike on the way back from having my Canyon Cycle wheel and tire and brake and chain package put on. I hope giving the cast wheels to a guy on this site who needed them after buying a crashed bike does not affect my resale. You have a screamer of a cool bike modified by you and for you so it is even more than one off. Ride it like you stole it.
2.1 MB Views: 12