Or thinking riders who realise that they don't "need" 200 hp to have fun on two wheels & are happy with a competent package at a very competetive price. And as a group, motorcyclists here are getting older - a lighter, more upright, less aggressive package will be attractive to an increasing number, at a pension friendly price ?
I didn't buy my Interceptor as a replacement or alternative to a classic bike, I bought it because it suited my requirements better than anything else I had tried. That it was the cheapest in it's class, had the best warranty & is inexpensive to run was a bonus. 18 months on and I remain happy with my choice.
The exotic stuff that the motorcycle press obsess over is just pointless to me - just "too much" of everything that I can't use on the road. I guess that a big difference is that the Enfields will most likely be bought outright as they are affordable & the exotics (and I would include the £15K+ GSs in that description) are rented on PCP deals. And the "only £X a month" PCP deals are far from cheap overall - if you run the numbers a GS is typically £0.50 a mile rent over the 3 years of a deal if you cover all the 4000 miles per year allowed + servicing, insurance, tax etc. with punitive rates per mile if you cover more than the 4000 miles a year limit.
A return to common sense in the motorcycle market - who would have guessed that would happen ? I blame Covid.