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Offline Canuck750

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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2021, 06:48:09 PM »
Was riding a /5 toaster tank on a regular basis , it was interesting to note that young folks born in 1990 were drawn to it , somehow understanding that although it was a bit of a beater , or as Luap said , "now fellas , there's a motorcycle with patina" , the beemer was the real deal . Coming out of a bookstore walking towards the old thing , a woman in an Escalade asked if I had a moment , wanting to know why everyone who walked past the "old beat up motorcycle stopped and stared at it , ignoring the flashy new shiny motorcycles parked in the next aisle?" Looking at her Escalade and her fancy rings , it seemed likely no explanation would satisfy her .

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Typical of a segment of society that know the cost of everything and the value of nothing!

A blinged out Escalade with a blinged up driver is shouting "look at my wealth, I must be important",

An old /5 or Loop Guzzi, still running and bringing a broad smile to the rider and those that come across it, quietly displays quality of design and fabrication, durability and is still attractive, even to those that know little or nothing of motorcycles.

What will a 20 year old Escalade look like? what will it be worth and how will it be judged to the standards of the future?
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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2021, 07:12:42 PM »
Well, I for one could care less about a "Retro" Lemans. But I retro 1000S? Now you're talkin!  :cool: That could be awesome with the small block motor. Or even a retro SPIII? Givi luggage and sport touring never gets old!
yeah, I might be addicted to brake fluid. But I can stop any time I want.

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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2021, 05:49:07 AM »
I like bikes that look like bikes, not transformers, or insects, or any of that stuff.

Exactly....

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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2021, 06:11:07 AM »
I like old stuff. I also like modern stuff that looks old.

in the words of Boris the Blade...



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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2021, 06:11:07 AM »

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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2021, 06:14:06 AM »


What will a 20 year old Escalade look like? what will it be worth and how will it be judged to the standards of the future?

Based on how my pop's Oldsmobile Bravada 'luxury suv' aged, I cant imagine the Escalade will fare better. What a hunk of crap.
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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2021, 06:34:57 AM »
I think it might also say that many of us are beginning to appreciate bikes that fit us right out of the crate.  The Brits seemed to have figured this out, oh, a hundred years ago, give or take a few.  5'8" or 6'2", these old bikes fit quite a few body shapes with little or no mods.  Many of the new retros still do.

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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2021, 08:14:39 AM »
Actually a 20 year old Escalade that looks new, might garner a fair amount of attention, and it couldn’t have a lower percentage resale value than a 20 year old Guzzi, could it?
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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2021, 09:11:54 AM »
Actually a 20 year old Escalade that looks new, might garner a fair amount of attention, and it couldn’t have a lower percentage resale value than a 20 year old Guzzi, could it?

If you can find a 20 year old Escalade on the road  :evil:

The Escalade depreciates pretty hard - https://caredge.com/cadillac/escalade/depreciation

The Tundra does better, but this graph is under the market. I was offered $39K by Carmax for my 2017 Tundra. It was $45K MSRP before tax & tags.  https://caredge.com/toyota/tundra/depreciation.

For the most part, maybe with the exception of the V85, many Guzzi's sell at a huge discount. I bought my Stornello new for $6499, and MGX for $12995.  Much less depreciation from the actual sales price.

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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2021, 09:17:47 AM »
Well, I for one could care less about a "Retro" Lemans. But I retro 1000S? Now you're talkin!  :cool: That could be awesome with the small block motor.

They did that with the V7, I don't think they were exactly a roaring success you've never heard of them.
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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2021, 09:52:56 AM »
This is getting weird.  The 1000s was a retro, way back in 93, it was trying to look like a 750s from the mid 70s.   So then Guzzi makes the v7 that looks like the 1000s, and now he wants yet another reboot, and amazingly, none of them sold particular well!   Smoking some good shit I guess.
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Re: What does the retro craze say about us?
« Reply #70 on: May 06, 2021, 08:10:35 AM »
My late father LOVED big cars...Cadillac's and Oldsmobile's mainly....
He once had a '72 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz that was SO BIG......it would NOT fit in our garage!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:



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