Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK
I reckon that the world needs only one totally original example of any vehicle, but if you too want an original bike, then go for it. If you want different paint colours, polished parts, better lighting, louder horn, more comfortable seat, radial tyres, etc., then why not have that?
My own ride is a 1998 K1200RS that has lots of polished stainless fasteners, fender extender, hugger, higher screen, bar risers, lowered footpegs, HID lighting, Remus exhaust, and quite a few other modifications. For me, these changes make it easier to look after, more comfortable to ride, and most importantly mine.
I get a lot of pleasure from going to bike meets, looking at how riders have changed and improved their machines, and talking to them about their bikes. I wouldn't get much pleasure from a row of identical bikes, but that's just me.
Just do what makes you happy...
Owning and riding a 1998 BMW K1200RS with 84,000 miles on the clock. Owning and restoring an ex-Police 1992 BMW K1100LT.