Anyone got idea what a restored D shadow is worth these days.
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A very cogent observation. I have ridden open D bikes and they are a delight. The fully sprung rear end, softer forks etc. However, they just don't look that good. Once you add replacement engine etc. you devalue very quickly as an investor but as a rider bike you have a bargain that can only appreciate with time.Generally, matching numbers and a good restoration add 100% to the value of a Black Shadow. The D Shadows, although they are a much better riding bike than the C Shadows, do not have the "looks" that buyers want and they sell for a bit less than C Shadows.
A Black Shadow with a non-original Vincent engine would very likely not get the 100% premium that "collector" bikes would receive. At 40,000 Pounds Sterling you are into the territory where a matching numbers Rapide is starting to look viable as a better collector option.
There is a big risk factor regarding the bike's inability to appreciate with other Vincents because there are so few comparables. If this were a private sale and a friend was asking me about the value, I would say start at 25,000 Pounds and go up very little and carefully. As a collector bike, it is not worth fighting for.
I soon discovered that when you're riding them you're not looking at them and that makes up for any beauty discrepancies.A very cogent observation. I have ridden open D bikes and they are a delight. The fully sprung rear end, softer forks etc. However, they just don't look that good. Once you add replacement engine etc. you devalue very quickly as an investor but as a rider bike you have a bargain that can only appreciate with time.
So what is meant by "RGS"? Surely you don't mean this: https://rgseptx.com/motorcycle-sales/I still think if you want to keep up with modern traffic only a Vincent and few others can do so, though my other favourite bike is a RGS which can keep up is also surprisingly nice to ride