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    Possibly the best-looking bike Kawasaki has ever done.

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    Micah, my ZX-7R was a '92 with some kit parts and Muzzys goodies. 119 ponies at the back tire and yet still very sweet on backroads. At a Willow Springs trackday it comfortably ran with GSX-R1100s down the front straight. Amazingly trustworthy front end feel, then later chassis-optimized at GMD Computrack in El Segundo. That's a bike I wish was never sold!

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    Nito off the caponord section has a mint 750 rr think he got it from a collector very low miles and with it being the ltd hopefully will go up in price

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    Stumbled on this today. https://www.thebikemarket.co.uk/news...-make-money-on UK biased but food for thought.
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    No suprises for me there I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    No suprises for me there I think...
    There's a few surprises there for me why the cbr1000f and not the vf1000r and no 916

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    Yes I thought why no 916.
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    Well, although the 2 strokes really had me going, I ended up with a 1980 CBX. A local sale made it too easy; the seller delivered it today! It is a bit rough at the moment, but should clean up nicely with some elbow work. I'll post pics after the holidays. It only has 13500 kms, 2 previous owners, and has the sport bars. In the scheme of things, it was inexpensive, at around 5k USD, so there should be a good upside. I'll post back in 20 years when I'm being carted off to the home, and cashing it out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah / AF1 Racing View Post
    Ducati SuperMono has DEFINTELY increased in value, to stratospheric numbers.
    lolz Yeah even a hardcore two stroke guy like me would want one of these. :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by sburns2421 View Post
    250cc two-strokes were never imported to the US in the 90's when they were popular in the UK and elsewhere. But now I assume it would be possible with enough paperwork to get them over here.
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    That is exactly what I had in mind. Stateside import specialists such as Japanese Classics have already brought a few over.
    This has developed into quite a big business with the 250 Replica prices jumping in Japan, Europe, and the States thanks to the 25 year laws here in the States.

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    This is from a member on a roadracing forum. Enjoy. http://www.superbikeuniverse.com/

    Let's just go to the fun stuff....http://www.superbikeuniverse.com/item.php?id=28
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    Barry Sheens MV Agusta AGO number 007/300

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    Quote Originally Posted by YVRFACTORY View Post
    If you had a bit of money that you wanted to invest, and decided a motorcycle was your investment "vehicle" of choice, what bike would you buy? What bike can you buy today and be guaranteed of making money on, long term? Can be a "rider" or display bike, recent or classic.... ideas? And I don't want to hear from all you guys that already have Vincent in the shed..... well ok, I do!
    How about a Honda rc 51, preferably an SP2 in original condition. They are getting more expensive nowadays, but still not "silly money"

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    Quote Originally Posted by YVRFACTORY View Post
    If you had a bit of money that you wanted to invest, and decided a motorcycle was your investment "vehicle" of choice, what bike would you buy? What bike can you buy today and be guaranteed of making money on, long term? Can be a "rider" or display bike, recent or classic.... ideas? And I don't want to hear from all you guys that already have Vincent in the shed..... well ok, I do!
    I think short term investment (a few years) I would have to say early American bikes. A barn find would be best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rider View Post
    How about a Honda rc 51, preferably an SP2 in original condition. They are getting more expensive nowadays, but still not "silly money"

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    RC51 is a good one, at least in the US. Prices are pretty firm in my observation. At 12-18 years old now there are still many in very good original condition (and many "modded" and can never be more than riders).

    Good race history, reliable, a brand that will always be around.

    Even though the SP2 (2002+) is a superior bike, if you could find a cherry 2000 it would be a good investment, at least as far as bikes go. Some day in the next few years a low mile all-original 2000 will go for more than original MSRP of $9999.
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