- Nov 11, 2008
Hi guys, when I finish the Norton, my next project is my much-loved 1980 500SL Ducati Pantah. I've owned the bike since 1982 and it's been on the road (and I've been riding it) continuously since then. I will keep it forever, but had to de-register it earlier this year on grounds of cost - it was replaced as my regular commute by a Yamaha TRX 850 (aka the Big Pantah). I'll be spending some time and effort on the old girl as soon as there's room in the workshop. So, what I want to know is, is this too modern a bike for me to report on here or should I up-stumps? Is it too young to be a classic? Will it be a classic? Thoughts, comments?