Now I see why people love eBay; it’s the Everything Market. (I know: I’m a late bloomer.) So I went back.
I was hoping to find a miniature of my bike, but nobody seems to make a naked (non-faired) model; I guess they aren’t deemed racy enough. But I found the closest thing, a tiny SV650S (with a tiny price to match — thanks, Philip!), and it was too cute to pass up.
The detail is astonishing. How do they do it — with some sort of “Honey, I shrunk the motorcycle” ray? Little radiator and oil cooler, tiny chain, perfect exhaust . . . even the instrument panel is anatomically correct. So what do you do with such a thing? I’m not sure: maybe twiddle the teensy handlebars while making vroom-vroom noises on a cold winter night.