From Laura | January 27, 2020
Motorcycles can be lucrative investment objects. But with so many machines coming onto the market and being sold to you as “instant classics”, where do you start? What is the difference between a 1988 BMW K1 and a Ducati 916 from 1995? This is exactly where our motorcycle experts Davide Marelli and John Searle help us and give us a few pointers on what makes a real future classic.
A real off-road classic with a simple basic concept, beautiful design and a great story: The Yamaha XTZ 600 cm³ Ténéré gives the feeling of being on the way to Dakar from Paris. If you choose this beautiful off-road machine, you should invest your money in models from 1984 - 1988. These are characterized by the high fenders, individual headlights and the then typical blue-white-yellow or white-red Yamaha paintwork. Our experts expect the value of this model to increase by around 146% over the next ten years.
Yamaha XTZ 600 Ténéré
The Suzuki GSX1100 Katana from the 80s inspires you to daydream. There have been several versions of the katana, but the 1100 remains the most impressive. Suzuki also built other versions in the same style and under the same name, but the original promises the highest price increase. Our experts expect the value of this model to increase by about 176% over the next ten years.
The 1992 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade reshaped motorsport, much like the CB750 23 years earlier. To save money in the long term, our experts recommend investing in a Fireblade in its original condition. The reason for this is that Honda has only made its spare parts available for 20 years and over time they have become increasingly difficult to find and also become more expensive. Our experts expect the value of this model to increase by about 176% over the next ten years.
The BMW 1980 R80GS is the archetypal model of the GS series, which is still one of the best-selling series in the world. Investing in this machine is definitely wise, as the value of an early model has more than doubled in recent years and our experts say this trend is not going to end. Our experts expect the value of this model to increase by about 187% over the next ten years.
Many people would say that the 1983 CB1100RD is not the prettiest motorcycle Honda has ever built, but it was one of the earliest superbikes. Like it or not, the 1983 Honda CB1100RD is a shining example of how the 1000cc CB series changed the motorcycle world. Our experts expect the value of this model to increase by about 187% over the next ten years.
Honda CB1100RD 1983
One of the great milestones for Yamaha was the introduction of the YZF-R1 in 1998. It took several years for Yamaha competitors to catch up with their models. Even today, the design feels contemporary. If you want to invest in the R1, it is important to look for a model with original windshield, indicators and exhaust. It would also be good if you ran less than 50,000 km, a higher mileage will only reduce the price. Our experts expect the value of this model to increase by around 205% over the next ten years.
The exclusive R version of the Kawasaki ZXR may not have been one of the faster motorcycles of its generation, but it is one of the best sports motorcycles in the 750 cc class. This race-oriented version has the greatest potential for appreciation compared to the other ZXR models. Our experts expect the value of this model to increase by around 210% over the next ten years.
One Ducati that is on the verge of becoming a classic is the 900 Supersport. Although the brand has already launched other models on the American market, the 900 has the greatest potential to become a classic and to increase in value accordingly. Our experts expect the value of this model to increase by about 214% over the next ten years.
Damals, 1994, hat die Triumph Speed Triple die Fans fasziniert und auch heute noch eilt ihr Ruf ihr voraus. Dank des Trends zu Café-Racern und Streetfightern entstehen heutzutage einige Nachbauten, aber nichts geht über das Original. Die wassergekühlte 3-Zylinder T309 mit 885 cm³ war die einzige Vergaser-Version dieses Motorrads. 1996 führte Triumph die Kraftstoffeinspritzung in der T509 ein, sein Geld sollte man aber lieber in die originale Speed Triple stecken. Unsere Experten erwarten, dass der Wert dieses Modells in den nächsten zehn Jahren um etwa 225% steigen wird.
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