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Vetter May 16, 2009 posted by

Vetter Mystery Ship #7

If you feel that nothing is sexier than a Vetter fairing on an older bike, then I have something you may really enjoy: Vetter Mystery Ship No. 7 of 10 is currently available in Iowa.  Vetter fairing's were a staple bike accessory during the late sixties and into the eighties.  It turns out that Craig Vetter wasn't happy with just fairings.  In 1980, Mr. Vetter created ten of his own superbikes based on the Kawasaki KZ1000.  The intention was to tie into Vetter's racing sponsorship and having Dymag magnesium wheels, Yoshimura exhaust, and other goodies it becomes somewhat neat while remaining, unmistakably, late seventies.  This example, No. 7, was originally owned by Malcolm Forbes--a good anorak fact, not necessarily adding to the value.  What would be interesting to know is if the bike is completely original and how many miles it currently has.  Extremely rare and probably carrying a small following, it is difficult to know if the asking price of $24000 is market correct or not.  What is the bike worth?  Whatever a buyer will pay. 24k may sound high, but consider, that there are only ten in the world (with most being in museums); what is it worth to you? See the Craigslist ad here.

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See attached links for more information on the Vetter Mystery Ship:

Motorcycle Museum's Mystery Ship page

Craig Vetter Website