I've done lots of miles commuting on one.....I would not pay anywhere near what it will go for................
I had one back in the day but one ride on a friends 350LC and I traded the old bone shaker RD in for a brand new 350. Lots of of classic bikes/cars are selling on nostalgia and very few actually live up to how well we thought they used to go.
It's all relative of course. An aircooled 250/400 seems like a dinosaur compared to a 2/350lc/Pv. The Lc/Pv seems like a dinosaur compared to an Rgv250/Kr1s/Nsr250. You love them for what they are, "warts and all" !!
I am 51 when the Lc was launched I was still a baby, my older brother had an rd200 his mates rode rd250, yds7 etc it’s all they could afford couple who had good jobs had better bikes z650 1 had a Guzzi Le man and one Uber wealthy bloke had a rickman z1000. Over the years they upgraded to z1000’s bonnies cbx1000 even a gpz 1100 but none could afford the latest bikes consequently Rd’s were v popular but when they had the cash bigger and faster was the way, when I started riding my first 250lc cost £325 it was low miles and std bar a Mel lemoto fairing. When you look at theses trips down memory lane I think what would my 17 yr old self be saying, he’d probably say right so you can have a 200 mph 200 bhp monster for the same money as one of these old bone shakers you’re mad. And yet I’ve invested far more money in my memory trips than I have my modern stuff. It’s mad 😁
Gonna whack ya right back with a great big karma stick.
its all relative, I love 2 strokes, I'm not looking to relive my crazy youth.
I want something which is different and any 2 stroke now is different.
I'm not interested any more in the latest, fastest machine so nostalgia is where its at for me.
You're definitely right with the nostalgia thing. I had all the RD Yamaha's in my youth and love my current 250LC, however I got into Lambretta scooters when I lived overseas and currently own a 1961 Series 2. If you think RD's are expensive then you should see how much money is spent on scooters! It's a hugely diverse scene, is it financially worth it, no way! But the smiles per mile are what life is all about.