I had written a long reply stating basically this and my browser crashed so it didn't post. Hobbyists who are mechanically inclined and view wrenching on their bikes an integral part of their riding experience would be very happy with a vintage Triumph. In fact, if I fit this profile, I would probably have a few myself. People who just want to jump on a bike, ride to their buddy's house or to the lake for the weekend without worry probably don't want a vintage bike. I know if you have the inclination and right tools, it doesn't matter, but it is just not something that appeals to me. I take a quick look at my bikes weekly, make sure bolts are tight, oil/fluids are good, lights work, cables look good, and tires are OK, but beyond that, I take my bikes to the shop once a year for annual maintenance, and that's the way I roll. I just don't enjoy mechanical work of any kind..