HK1's not that rare?

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  1. zoolew

    zoolew Member

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    Im sure all of you know that most consider the HK1 as one of the rarest Ct's ever made (besides a silver tag probably), but lately I have been seeing an unusual amount, some on ebay, but most on craigslist within 100 miles from me. H models dont pop up around here very often and it seems that HK1 listings in my area have outnumbered HK0's 2 to 1. Has anyone else noticed this? I just thought I'd get everyones 2 cents on it.
     
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  3. OakBehringer

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    That's crazy talk.
     
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    What you're seeing is just the luck of the draw. K1/HK1 models saw one of the shortest production runs, if not the shortest, less than a year. Bike sales didn't start falling-off until `73. So, for the brief period during which K1s were manufactured, they sold at close to the all-time peak rate.

    In terms of sales numbers, K0 is the undisputed heavyweight champ, followed by HK0, K1, HK1, K2...etc, with a steady decline right up through the last models. It's generally accepted that 3-speeds (K0 & K1) outsold HK0 & HK1 4-speeds by ~4-to-1.
     
  5. zoolew

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    I understand what your saying RacerX. I think that it might just have something to do with the market around my area also. Even in the past I have not seen many HK0's compared to HK1's (I check multiple sources weekly for new ct70 listings). It baffles me :13:. I guess my area just had weird market trends with Ct's because 78 and 79 Ct's seem to be frequent as well :39:.
     

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