Recent bikes that will be sought after in 20 years.

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6/7/2018 10:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/7/2018 7:13 PM

I'm not a collector or anything but there seems to be a few select bikes from every era that are the ones people look back fondly of and scoop up on craigslist.

Some of the more recent 'last of their kind' bikes are easy. The last variants of RM and CR two-strokes are obvious. XR650R's are probably another one.

What do you think some of the more recent bikes are the ones we will be drooling over in 20+ years? Or will there be any? When a generation has grown up with fuel injection, is anyone going to care that they used to put carburetors on these things?

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6/7/2018 10:28 AM

Alta

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6/7/2018 12:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/7/2018 12:30 PM

2017 Fc250.... the newest model before they went ghey. Some may call it the perfect bike,

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6/7/2018 12:53 PM

I'd expect certain first year bikes to be going up in value on the 4 stroke side IE 98 YZ400, i have also seen a huge rise in all 90's 2 strokes......ive been hunting for a 94 YZ250 or 125 for a good while now. The 97/98 CR250 is also gaining popularity...maybe due to first year aluminum frame?

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6/7/2018 12:57 PM

The roczen crf 450rwe i would think.

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6/7/2018 12:59 PM

Only bike i can think of is a 06 kx250 2 stroke. Would love to snag one and restore it to showroom condition

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6/7/2018 1:23 PM

2010 and 2014 yz450.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

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6/7/2018 1:26 PM

I'd say the Alta will be considered a foundation for electric bikes. Pretty big deal, so I could see the original being sought after.

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Might order a pizza, take a nap, doesn't really matter.

6/7/2018 1:31 PM

Todays bikes are the 1993 Camaro of MX. Duds that nobody will want.

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6/7/2018 1:34 PM

2004 YZ250.

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2017 RMZ450
2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

6/7/2018 1:36 PM

I don’t see any present bikes standing the test of time very well.

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6/7/2018 1:44 PM

I think 2005 Yamaha YZ-125 & YZ-250 models because of them being the first year of the aluminum frame. The bikes were all new.

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6/7/2018 2:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/7/2018 2:15 PM

I bought a pretty original 89 CR250 that I thought was cool and would be sought after in good shape, did a mild restore back to oem and I’ve had it for sale for like 2 months. I think we think dirt bikes are things that are cool and collectible until we try to sell them haha

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6/7/2018 2:18 PM

2008 CRF450

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6/7/2018 2:21 PM

ktm 200's

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6/7/2018 2:46 PM

KTM 200sx I believe 2004 was the last year.
Any late model KX's would be on my list.
2004 YZ's with the steel frame.

Was it 2008 that had the great crf450 which then got worse the next year? would anyone collect a 4t?
I saw a late model steel frame YZF and I don't know why but I thought it was pretty slick looking.

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6/7/2018 2:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/7/2018 2:49 PM

The last generation four strokes. Soon, everyone will be on electric bikes and we’ll be nostalgic for engines that use gas and produce sounds and smells, instead of motors and batteries. It’ll be similar to what 4-strokes have done to 2-strokes. The original Alta will be the YZ400F of the future.

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6/7/2018 3:39 PM

SEE ARE125 wrote:

The last generation four strokes. Soon, everyone will be on electric bikes and we’ll be nostalgic for engines that use gas and ...more

Electric bikes will be Quietcross.

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6/7/2018 4:10 PM

drt410 wrote:

2017 Fc250.... the newest model before they went ghey. Some may call it the perfect bike,

Seriously. Any 17 white left overs will disappear pretty quickly I imagine.

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6/7/2018 4:12 PM

I know who has the stamped #1 VIN of the very first Cannondale bike. Bet no one here knows....

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6/7/2018 4:14 PM

Factory Edition bikes ( KTM, Husky, and now Honda)

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

6/7/2018 4:28 PM

mx317 wrote:

Factory Edition bikes ( KTM, Husky, and now Honda)

First issues of each.

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"Who cares about what other people think"

6/7/2018 4:30 PM

Same as now, the 2strokes. They will always be colectable.

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

6/7/2018 4:35 PM

TXDirt wrote:

I know who has the stamped #1 VIN of the very first Cannondale bike. Bet no one here knows....

do tell

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6/7/2018 5:42 PM

TXDirt wrote:

I know who has the stamped #1 VIN of the very first Cannondale bike. Bet no one here knows....

Going to guess it’s not Jody from MXA...lol

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6/7/2018 5:56 PM

TXDirt wrote:

I know who has the stamped #1 VIN of the very first Cannondale bike. Bet no one here knows....

omalley wrote:

Going to guess it’s not Jody from MXA...lol

Nope.

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6/7/2018 5:58 PM

Moto Mofo wrote:

2008 CRF450

My '07 with a Chad Watts massaged motor and carb and a bunch of other goodies will probably be something my kids will have to dispose of after my shelf life expires.

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6/7/2018 6:02 PM

kb228 wrote:

Only bike i can think of is a 06 kx250 2 stroke. Would love to snag one and restore it to showroom condition

Why? Wasn't a good bike as far as I remember

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6/7/2018 6:41 PM

2001 CR250. Great suspension and a rocket motor!

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6/7/2018 6:52 PM

l can't really think of any current bikes that would be collectable. Maybe the first Alta? Any bike out there that is bad? Remember the Canam Black Widow, never wanted one then, kill for one now :-)

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Melbourne, Australia. Current rides: '11 RMZ450, '84 CR500, '06 DRZ400, '79 KX250 with 400 engine, '06 GSXR1000 full Yosh racebike.