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I visited the International Motorcycle Show in Birmingham last weekend. I can honestly say there was virtually nothing there that I would really like to own. I found myself looking at Chinese bikes made by 'Herald' and 'Mash'. I was just thinking these boys have got the right idea. Traditional basic bikes styled late 60's early 70's. 250 singles with about 23-26 bhp. Like a slap in the face, I remembered that in my garage is a BSA B25 Starfire. The BSA looks about a hundred times better, has infinitely more 'street cred', and in 2 years the Chinese 250 will be worth about.......well £250.

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Yep, that pretty well nails it. I was in traffic this morning and a woman (YAY, GO GIRLFRIEND!) rode past me on what looked like some sort of Japanese.... single? Had that "naked sport bike" look to it, and sounded great. Whatever bike it was didn't seem real big, couldn't have been any bigger than a 600 but looked about like a 450 or something similar. She was rolling the throttle on!

Generally, tho yeah. Not much in the way. of new bikes that I even remotely care about.


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BMW makes a 600cc "C Sport" model, darn thing looks like a scooter!


Keith, your subject line reminds me of a smooth groove from the '70's:

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Gangsta whitewalls
TV antennas in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall
Just be thankful for what you got

cool

Cheers,

Steve



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Diamond in the back, sunroof top
Diggin' the scene with a gangster lean...

Steve - same came to my mind seeing Keith's subject.

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Originally Posted by JubeePrince
BMW makes a 600cc "C Sport" model, darn thing looks like a scooter!

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac
Gangsta whitewalls
TV antennas in the back
You may not have a car at all
But remember brothers and sisters
You can still stand tall
Just be thankful for what you got

Steve


Or if smooth groove from the 80s is more your thing ...

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
You may find yourself in another part of the world
You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife
You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?

Lannis


Be guided by facts that you can observe yourself, along with knowledge of how people have behaved during similar periods in history.
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Originally Posted by Lannis

You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?


Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

beerchug

Steve



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