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The Open Road => General Sport-Touring Discussion => Topic started by: R Doug on May 07, 2014, 03:48:40 PM

Title: Retro Mod of a Cafe Bike: Can Someone Explain This to Me?
Post by: R Doug on May 07, 2014, 03:48:40 PM
I don't follow prices of reto mod bikes.  I like them, would love to own a retro bike someday, and I am seeing a lot more on the roads these days.  But, I'm not aware of the going rate to have a turn-key retro bike in my garage. 

Why would someone spend $15,000 on this...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R-Series-1982-BMW-AIRHEAD-R100-Cafe-Street-Tracker-Professional-build-NO-EXPENSE-SPARED-/291140617667?forcerrptr=true&hash=item43c95545c3&item=291140617667&pt=US_motorcycles#ht_1545wt_1153 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R-Series-1982-BMW-AIRHEAD-R100-Cafe-Street-Tracker-Professional-build-NO-EXPENSE-SPARED-/291140617667?forcerrptr=true&hash=item43c95545c3&item=291140617667&pt=US_motorcycles#ht_1545wt_1153)

When they could get this for the same price?


http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/fascination/nineT/main.html (http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/fascination/nineT/main.html)


BTW, I saw an R Nine T at my local dealer last week.  It's beautiful in the flesh. 
Title: Re: Retro Mod of a Cafe Bike: Can Someone Explain This to Me?
Post by: Black Hills on May 07, 2014, 03:54:06 PM
one man's trash is another man's treasure?
Title: Re: Retro Mod of a Cafe Bike: Can Someone Explain This to Me?
Post by: Stripes on May 07, 2014, 04:14:43 PM
BTW, I saw an R Nine T at my local dealer last week.  It's beautiful in the flesh.

I also saw one a month or so ago. I didn't care for it personally. I think that it's cool the different esthetic changes you can make to it. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
Title: Re: Retro Mod of a Cafe Bike: Can Someone Explain This to Me?
Post by: Cookie on May 07, 2014, 05:57:37 PM
Looks cool. Not 15 grand cool but cool.

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Title: Re: Retro Mod of a Cafe Bike: Can Someone Explain This to Me?
Post by: radon222 on May 08, 2014, 07:37:03 AM
At first I thought you were talking about this:


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http://www.hindustantimes.com/autos/htauto-topstories/bmw-launches-limited-edition-r-ninet-with-gant-rugger/article1-1214849.aspx (http://www.hindustantimes.com/autos/htauto-topstories/bmw-launches-limited-edition-r-ninet-with-gant-rugger/article1-1214849.aspx)



Still out of my wallets range though
Title: Re: Retro Mod of a Cafe Bike: Can Someone Explain This to Me?
Post by: Max Wedge on May 08, 2014, 10:46:38 AM
10 people per hour are viewing that bike. Looks like it was pretty well done. I think 15k is a bit high, but if uniqueness is your thing, then I can see buying that over a 9T. Exclusivity cost $$$.

Remember what people were paying for glorified mini-bikes (aka: choppers)? This at least looks like you could ride it a little further.
Title: Re: Retro Mod of a Cafe Bike: Can Someone Explain This to Me?
Post by: JonS on May 09, 2014, 07:02:36 AM
While I enjoy looking at home built cafe racers, there is no way I would buy that for that price. I would get the new one. There is so much more, including a Warranty.