choice of bike advice please

mark allan

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Hi there, interested in opinions on comparison between Bonneville 2012 110th anniversary model v the 2009 Bonneville 50th anniversary model??? For and against for both as a bike to ride and own BUT also which would be considered the most collectable of the two??? Thanks so much. This will help me make an informed decision on which to go for. Mark
 

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You can't go wrong with either bike, in my opinion. Have you seen both bikes? The one that looks cleanest, I would think, is the one that will retain its value better. But, I could be wrong.
 

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Both of them are in amazing condition however the 110 anniversary has only 3000 kms while the 50th anniversary has 8000 so more than twice as many. Both look like showroom though.
 

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Either one is a great choice. They are basically the same mechanically. Everything I have read and heard about them points to great reliability.
As for collectability, don't know.
 

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The 50th is 3 years older than the 110th, so double the odometer reading is not surprising. What is surprising is only 800 km per year in 10 years. Both bikes are barely broken in.
 

mark allan

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Thanks for the comments so far. I mainly want to hold this for a few years then gift to my very wonderful son as ‘dads bike’ type of thing so prefer it to be whichever is most chance to be collectible and appreciate best over time. I agree they both seem lovely bikes so can’t go wrong from riding experience point of view but hoping to a ascertain which would be most coveted to own.