Thankyou for your opinions on the Mod chopper/mk3, some forthright which is fair enough. I have told friends and family of my impending purchase and it has rekindled quite an interest, both because it is a chopper and also for its music and cultural connection. If the 'Mod' design was on any other bike it would be impressive but to be on a Raleigh Chopper I find it quite sensational. As well as being enjoyable, this version could be very collectable.
The mod chopper is featured/advertised on the Modculture website. Cycle life Shoreham will be particularly pleased about this. This 'bike' appeals to a different group of people who maybe have little or no interest in Raleigh choppers and in a way that maybe was'nt the case with other recent limited editions. They may want to stick on a parka and go riding, but a doubt it. Hence my comment on being collectable. Not now while it is available but when it is not. My motivation behind buying it is it's a chopper (some would disagree, fair enough) first and foremost. It is also in my price range which unfortunately the mk1 and mk2 reasonably is not.