Hey Eric - In the states there are lots of early 4 cylinder GW's still on the road but you often don't see them except when gathered at a bike show or motorcycle ralley. I've always liked the 1200 GW's because they're an excellent compromise of power, carrying capacity and price to be used as a modest Swiss Army Knife camping mobile. Plus - you can pick up a "Barn Find' complete parts bike for cheap if needed.
The "Dud" likes to relive his pioneer glory days and thinks he's a REAL trail blazer when heading through the mountains on a dirt logging road. There is actually quite a bit of competition around between these bikes on "Who's The Most Authentic Looking Cavalry Indian Scout".
Here's a photo of another want-to-be pioneer. Beuaford T Dudley likes to think this guy is only a close second. Don't want to hurt his feelings - But I don't know ???
Has anyone seen any more rivals or runner ups ?
Ride Safe, Michael