How cool would it be to hop on your very own vintage motorcycle and put some miles under you whenever you wanted? Well K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) can make that happen with one of their Replica Vintage Motorcycle kits, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg as it would if you were to purchase an original. Another advantage is you don’t have to ride around guarded like you would with the museum piece. I never used to like the idea of “Replica Vehicles” because a lot of the cars that were being manufactured generally looked silly. Mostly in part because the original company threatened law suits because the “copy” was too close to the real one and could cut into sales. Thankfully that situation doesn’t exist with the motorcycle segment and there are some really awesome kits available.
When it comes to vintage replica motorcycle kits, there are a few distinct advantages to owning one over the collector piece. Progression of technology makes them more reliable than the models they copy. Advancements in machining processes deliver superior fit and finish, as well as tighter tolerances in the engine. Fuel delivery and electrical system stability translate into less downtime dealing with system malfunction. Unlike the automobile segment, Milwaukee has embraced the notion “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” and smiled on the vintage kits.. Given that attitude, these replica kits are as close to the originals as one can get. Another bonus to the copy is when you are out and about, you will be able to relax knowing this isn’t the rare one that you have to keep constant watch over. Sure you will have admirers galore that will want to look and touch, and you can let them since it won’t devalue the bike. Yet another reason these copies of the vintage units are popular is they let you customize it to your liking, whether it be a radical paint job, a blacked out theme, or a ton more chrome. How ever you choose to set up the kit, you don’t have to worry about it upsetting its historical integrity.
Choosing to build a bike using one of our Replica Vintage Kits is a great way to have a bike that is unique, a tribute to the early days of motorcycling, and will set you back about the same as a modern model that just doesn’t have much character. Log on to K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) to see our selection of Vintage Motorcycle copies available and get started on the road to your “Old” bike.