For that reason alone, I’d be tempted to look for a stock Classic. However, in most cases, I’d go for stock over an accessorized bike for a whole tassel of other reasons. For example, I don’t like windshields, so I’d immediately remove one that came on the bike. When it comes to aftermarket pipes, I’m extremely particular. I don’t like them overly loud and absolutely loathe the sound of straight pipes. On the other hand, a reasonable-sounding pipe and a well-jetted carburetor can increase the functionality of almost any bike. Still, many “extras” that intrude on the bike’s usability would tend to devalue it, in my eyes. Items—like a good custom seat or an attractive set of bags—that increase the bike’s versatility would be worth paying a bit more for. After all, this bike would live a fairly utilitarian life as a commuter.