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Re: Legend Tax - What, How and by Whom determined ?
« Reply #60 on: September 19, 2021, 07:37:28 pm »
On road / track bikes, I always loved the 2008 RC8 and 2009 and later RC8R offerings from KTM. Although I rode both versions, I never owned one. They were mostly regarded as " a good first attempt at a superbike  by the Mattighofen guys " but nothing more ! Roll on 13 years from their launch and I am looking to lay my hands on a good unmolested RC8R......and guess what ? Scarce as hens teeth ( understandable ) and they are suddenly regarded as collectors bikes at a cost of at least 150% of the new price at launch   :o What do you guys say.....does this qualify as legend tax or is it a simple case of opportunism to coin a packet ?


Possibly on scarcity, as they achieved nothing else. Also novel value, a first, and only, attempt from this large and successful company to build a superbike.
 

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Re: Legend Tax - What, How and by Whom determined ?
« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2021, 08:20:03 pm »
On road / track bikes, I always loved the 2008 RC8 and 2009 and later RC8R offerings from KTM. Although I rode both versions, I never owned one. They were mostly regarded as " a good first attempt at a superbike  by the Mattighofen guys " but nothing more ! Roll on 13 years from their launch and I am looking to lay my hands on a good unmolested RC8R......and guess what ? Scarce as hens teeth ( understandable ) and they are suddenly regarded as collectors bikes at a cost of at least 150% of the new price at launch   :o What do you guys say.....does this qualify as legend tax or is it a simple case of opportunism to coin a packet ?

I have ridden both RC8 and RC8R , I rode them at the same time that I rode the Ducati 1098R and I was very impressed with the KTM's , not just because it was their first superbike but also in comparison with other bikes of the time , the R in particular I found to be way better than the standard model , far better than the numbers would have one believe , if you can get an R then go for it .
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Re: Legend Tax - What, How and by Whom determined ?
« Reply #63 on: September 19, 2021, 08:51:14 pm »
Would you rate this as a fair price?

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/other/yamaha-dt-175-enduro-1981-model/1009831429240910010370309


This, while certainly on the high side, is a good example of how these price structures work.

These DT "MX" models, the D,E and F models, are now becoming scarce in good nick, and many of us rode them as younger men, and if you want one now, how much are you willing to pay?
 
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