Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How old is too old to own a Royal Enfield?

Why is he selling his 2008 Royal Enfield Electra, with less than 1,000 miles?

The seller in West Olive, Mich., mentions that he "needs garage space badly." Visible in the background of the photo he provides is his very full garage.

Even inside, the garage, his other vehicles are seen beneath covers. Looking at the photograph, you realize it probably is true that the Royal Enfield "has never seen rain and always stored inside under storage cover."

This is a man who takes care of his belongings.

But, then, he asks in his ad: "Reason for selling?"

And he answers his own question:

"I thought I was younger than I am."

He doesn't list his age.

My guess is that he actually could be in the prime of life. When it comes to crowded garages and keeping motorcycles pristine, sometimes we can feel a little weary.

And, in West Olive, Mich., in January, I doubt that a motorcycle has much restorative affect on the psyche.

"$4,500 and you can put it in your garage," the seller advises.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1/27/2010

    Age in and of itself is a meaningless reason for just about anything. It is attitude and physicality that provide us the wherewithall for what we choose to do.


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