Originally Posted by ninepeaks9
Why do you need a retro when you can ride the classic?
Picked up my '82 Suzuki purely because it was cheap, running, and all the parts were there in good shape. Since then done many, many upgrades to it, and it does whatever I want it to do. Blast down the local back roads? Check. Comfortably eat up highway miles? Check. Ride for days on end cross country? Check. It is also the easiest thing I've ever worked on and maintenance is simple and rewarding.
I have looked and thought about getting a Bonneville, and I quite like how they look, but I don't see the sense it paying out 10K for a bike that doesn't do anything better than my old Zook. Now if I didn't already have the Suzuki, a Bonnie with upgraded suspension and a breathed on motor would top my list in bike wants.