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If you could resurrect an old icon and buy it new again – which bike would you choose?

A few years ago, a RD350 with zero miles on the clock went under the hammer on eBay for almost £18,000. Silly money, or a bargain at double the price? If you could resurrect any classic bike from history, buy it new, and stick it in your garage, what would it be?    

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Big_Boomer

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Big_Boomer says:

Sportsbikes or dirtbikes?

I guess all other categories are not worth mentioning eh? For me, the Z1300/6, the OCR, the Z1, and the Vincent Black Prince.

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snave

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snave says:

If I was...

...resurrecting an old icon to ride, it would have to be Marilyn Monroe.

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rockabillyboy

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I guess the answer would be non of the above -  too modern ! . I went through the mill with "proper" old bikes ,along with my brothers , unreliable bikes - but very happy days . Would love to have a go on a re-made Vincent with modern hydraulic clutch ,brakes and a electric starter . Triumph have done O.K. and  the retro stuff holds it's  price , it would be great to see other  long -gone makes - return .   But I can only imagine the cost  to get where Triumph are now .

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rockabillyboy

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I guess the answer would be non of the above -  too modern ! . I went through the mill with "proper" old bikes ,along with my brothers , unreliable bikes - but very happy days . Would love to have a go on a re-made Vincent with modern hydraulic clutch ,brakes and a electric starter . Triumph have done O.K. and  the retro stuff holds it's  price , it would be great to see other  long -gone makes - return .   But I can only imagine the cost  to get where Triumph are now .

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HIVIS

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HIVIS says:

RD359????

Face it , it is not coming back., sad but a fact of life. Too dirty and not enough mpg.

So what would take its place today? How about an Aprilia rs250 with a KTM 690 engine and gearbox. Or maybe KTM could build a sports bike around the duke 690 frame and engine?

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bikerpete51

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bikerpete51 says:

Resurrection bikes...

Sounds like a group of religious bikers. No, none of those bikes. If the rose-tinted spectacles were firmly in place I'd go back even further and have a BSA A10 please, a later one with swinging arm frame. Improvements I'd like would be updated electrics and modern switchgear. Keep your Enfields and Triumphs, this was the best handling brit twin of the 'sixties and reliable with a brilliant sounding flexible pushrod motor with enough power to make the ride exciting, while being easy to maintain and repair. It was also very economical giving 60-80mpg depending on how you rode it.

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Bob_1

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Bob_1 says:

Ducati Darmah Sport

My old Darmah Sport, with those gorgeous Conti silencers please. A bike that wasn't the fastest or the best handling machine but managed to make me smile every time I rode it. In the queue for the TT ferry at Liverpool it received more attention than all the jap-fours and exotica. Especially when I started it up and the fruity off-beat exhaust note began.

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snev

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snev says:

Van Veen OCR1000

The Wankel.... The only one worth having.

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Duh

Greeves Sportsman of course.

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