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I wonder if there would be enough interested folks to sustain a business modeled on riding a vintage bike. Not as a rental for a period of days, just to do it and have that checked off the “bucket list”. I thought of this the other day talking to a board member about wishing I’d had the experience of driving a Model T. As far as bikes? Always wanted to ride a Vincent. Likely the liabilities involved would be a show stopper......
BTW, the HD at the bottom was 1 item check off! It was long enough to get the real idea.

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I've wondered the same thing about a "tethered" top fuel rail.
I'd pay to do 0 to 100 in .8
Of course considering the G's it might be the last thing I check off the list . :-)


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(Used to be a Triumph here)
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I always wanted to try a Rocket 3 just to see how it handles compared to my T150.
My real bucket list includes a few laps on a North frame T150. Or a Laverda Jota.


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I have often thought about renting out my bikes after I refurbish the ones that need it for all of them to be trusty.

Just get REALLY good insurance, charge a lot, and take hefty deposits with credit card backup...


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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
Always wanted to ride a Vincent.

https://m.facebook.com/Vincent-Works-212819222073344/about/

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Originally Posted by MikeG

these guys have been around for a while now, hope they'll be able to sustain their business through the duration of this virus and related restrictions etc.


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I would think this type of business would do well in most states, especially rural/outdoorsy ones.

That part of society hasn't had the same level of restriction as the citified sections.


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I have been on Retro Tours ride called, "local loops". We got to ride about 12 different vintage bikes over the course of about 6 hours. It was a really great experience and I highly recommend it!!!

from David Blasco's blog
https://www.royalenfields.com/2013/10/take-retro-tour-on-rare-rickman-metisse.html


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