You only live once ...
$16,000 for a Trophy - That's Insane. Sure glad I "Only Lived Once" buying a 69 Bonney for $1,300. But you had to consider by 71 Honda 750 4's where going for $1,100 and 900 K's for $1,200. The Japanese put all the Canadian European Motorcycle Dealers out of business. By 71 a Bonney was worth $1,600 and Commando $1,800 and a BMW 750S was $2,100. My 71 Laverda 750 SF was selling for $3,300. No wonder it didn't sell. I bought it a year later form a Bankrupt Dealer for $1,600.
What's a 69 Bonney worth today - $10,000+? - What's a Honda 750 4 worth today, providing there's anything left of them - $500?
A 69 Bonney was and still is one very Sweat Ride.