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Next True Classic?

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This may have been done before?
What do you recon will be the next true classic bike?.
My mate recons his Triumph TT600.
Ive know idea may be an early Bandit 1200?

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@Davehutch wrote:
suzuki gt ram air thumbs


Already is a classic Dave if you ask me.

TT600-never. It doesn't have "popular" status and that headlamp looks like a pair of undercrackers draped on the nose. Bandit 12 def a candidate, VFR750/800 I'd say is almost there, Hayabusa maybe. And the first Fireblades are up there for me. Smile

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@Davehutch wrote:
suzuki gt ram air thumbs
agree just like this one that was at the bike/car show I went to
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@Davehutch wrote:
thats the one thumbs brings back such good memories for me party
I must have gone back to that bike 10 times dave,out of everything that was there I couldnt stop going back to it,love it thumbsthumbs

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TT will never be a classic, was a pile of shit when new, still is a pile of shit now.. Not many manufacturers will tell you that a bike they make is "the worse bike we have ever made, and ever will make!" Smile thats coming from triumph themselves. Yes i've had one aswell :P and i have to agree, nowt but problemo's

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triumph t595 i reckon. first gen fire blades and r1 are basically there now and of corse the suzuki tl1000s should make the list as well.

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Can't see the TT600 becoming a classic, not because it's a pile of crap, but because it was a very good all-rounder but didn't excel at anything - which kind of missed the target market at the time, when buyers of sport 600s wanted the bragging rights of thier bike being 0.0006 seconds faster than their mates CBR. I'd compare the TT to the Suzuki RF600R, which at the time of launch, was lauded by the press (especially Bike magazine)as being the next big thing, stating that it was a better all round bike than the competition and better than the CBR600 in every department - but buyers didn't agree.

If you look at stuff that has reached classic status, most have their shortcomings - GPZ900s handle like an inebriated camel on roller skates and have that troublesome anti-dive, RGV250s eat gearboxes and need massaging in baby oil every 200 miles,RD500LCs had big issues with the main bearings and CBX1000s were known to wreck valves and conrods because of an iffy fuel tap set-up.

The Triumph T595 Daytona is *much* more liked than the later 955i by most fans in the same way that the pre-VTEC VFR is, but I think that they are both too bland to make it. To get to proper classic status, I think that a bike has to be lusted after by youngsters that can't afford one until they get to 35 (which is why RDLCs, heck even FS1Es make lots of money now) or they have to bring back fond memories of bikes early in your riding days, or just be downright quirky.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, it is for those reasons that I present you with:
Aprilia RS250
Suzuki SV650s (curvy)
Buell XB Firebolt
Ducati 999

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RS250 yes, others no... would be nice to see the CB750 Custom as more of a classic than it is atm ( there just rare, not classic lol ) i can see the W800 being a classic at a later date, just because it shares what the original bonny was Smile

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@fr499y wrote:
RS250 yes, others no... would be nice to see the CB750 Custom as more of a classic than it is atm ( there just rare, not classic lol ) i can see the W800 being a classic at a later date, just because it shares what the original bonny was Smile


You could be right about the W800 and you raise a good point about there being a difference between rare and classic, mind you sometimes the two do go together and then it gets a bit blurrier when you take into account personal preference - for example I dislike *all* of the 4 bikes I mentioned above. Do people buy bikes that are now 'classic' to run simply because it is a classic? I don't know about anyone else, but I tend to prefer alternatives - for instance I'd go for the 929 over the early 'blade any day of the week.

Oh and to agree with another post, I think the early R1s will end up fetching silly money because they were quite iconic in their time and finding one that hasn't been thrown into the scenery is hard enough now, let alone in another ten years! fofl

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My Fazer 1000 - the way it's going with me op it'll be a bloody classic before I get to ride it again !! Rolling EyesRolling EyesRolling Eyes

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