Sorry for not blogging lately.. Went to usa to work for awhile.
Today let’s talk about Vintage replica bikes! Ok, Vintage replica bikes is really a big hit this few year. Many bike make like Triumph, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha had reproduction quite numbers of vintage replica for the past 10 years.. Some people ask what is vintage replica. Vintage replica is using vintage/ classic look design but engine and everything is power by new modern technology. Very easy to maintain because engine is power by new modern technology and will not fail you anytime so soon. As long as the bike is maintain correctly, the bike will run for many good year. 🙂
Triumph thunderbird 900 and triumph legend 900 really a nice bike that still able to find in Singapore. Both bikes are fire by 900cc Triple cylinder. My friends own a thunderbird 900 and the bike look really cool. Triple cylinder engine really sound different from inline four and twin. I think Legend is a good bike too and I saw a few running on Singapore road but too bad I do not have any friends ride this bike before.. Those bikes are getting hard to find those day because not many make it to Singapore. Anyway, now triumph in Singapore provides quite big range of new vintage replica bikes like T100, Bonneville/SE and my all time favourite Scrambler 900.
This photo showing a local Triumph thunderbird 900 own by a friend few year back. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/Phang/PDSCN3828.jpg
Honda reproduction really big range of vintage replica for the last 10-15 years. Japanese really like vintage bike for sure. They reproduction more than 15 vintage replica model for JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) use on the last 10-15 years. ONLY a few models make its way to Singapore (really sad 🙁 ). I guess only CB400Four NC36, CB400ss, CB50 dream and Honda monkey are the only few vintage replica make its way to Singapore for the last 10 years. Base on my counteraction, those bikes model add up will not be more than 50 running on Singapore road..
I, myself owned 3 CB400Four NC36 for the past 4 year. Really a nice cool bike to own and ride around city! The bike came with a set of sexy 4 into 4 pipes! Hope SOON I can buy another one to add into my collection again!
Kawasaki reproduction many vintage replica model for JDM(Japanese Domestic Market) too. But ONLY 3 model make it to Singapore for the last 10-15 years. Kawasaki Estrella 250, W650 and W400 :(. Those 3 models add together will only have less than 30 running on Singapore road!! But i am lucky to own a W650 currently! J
Japan best selling bike, Yamaha SR400 does not come to Singapore at all.. 🙁
Hope soon, Singapore bike dealer will bring in more replica model for Singaporean!