I just purchased a db30 and baja carbon a couple of weeks ago. It is nice to have both of them for riding with my son. I think that the baja carbon is more bike for the dollar but it does not have the old school look like you said. Another nice thing about the carbon is the fact that it has a headlight for driving a night. I put torque converters on both bikes and am impressed with both of them. Cant go wrong with owning one of each.