Avoid: Hipster Tax %
Hey fellow C.B.S. readers. Have you ever looked on Craigslist and noticed "cafe racer" motorcycles are valued 10X more than stock bikes? Hipster tax! Today we will be covering on what we believe is a 21st century epidemic, a plague and a trend that is spiraling out of control on our youth. This epidemic is called hipster tax and should be avoided at all costs. If not, you could pay more than what the perceived market value is on a British motorcycle. Hipster tax can be applied to any and all goods. Before we get into this thing called "hipster tax", lets go over the true definition of what a "hipster" really is.
What is a hipster?
What is hipster tax?
Hipster tax is a form of tax that applied to anything and everything that is trending in today's market - everything from vintage typewriters, vintage clothing, classic cars, shoes, books, furniture, homes, and vintage British motorcycles. Yes I said it - vintage British motorcycles like Triumph, BSA, and Norton because its "hip" and "cool". The past couple of years cafe racers, bobbers, and brat style motorcycles have really dominated the trend in the motorcycle industry and "hipsters" have captured that market.
•Have you found yourself scrolling down eBay, Craigslist or Letgo and saw 2 identical motorcycles for sale but one was valued more than the other because it had "cafe racer bars" or a "cafe racer seat" - hipster tax.
•How about you go to a local motorcycle show and see a cool old BSA A65 with low bars but the owner insists that its a real "cafe racer" - hipster owner
•Your buddy says he wants to buy his first motorcycle and you ask him what kind? He reply's "A cafe racer". - vulnerable hipster tax payer