Classic Motorcycles

Whether you’re looking for a fifties 4-stroke, a Japanese 2-stroke screamer, or a 50cc moped to relive your youth, owning and riding a classic bike has never been more popular. But ask 10 different bikes for their definition of a classic motorcycle and you are guaranteed 10 different answers. Traditionally ‘Classic’ bikes were considered to be over 25 years old and had features which made them unique. Nowadays however the criteria is far less defined and it is not uncommon to see bikes described as modern classics for sale alongside much older machines.

Collecting classic bikes is a popular hobby with enthusiasts throughout the world. As well as established names from the British, European and American motorcycle industries, interest in classic Japanese bikes is now huge, reflecting the undoubted influence Japanese bikes have had in the past 40 years. The passion for classic bikes in the UK is reflected in the flourishing show circuit, the major Stafford Classic Bike Show growing in size year upon year.

 

Classic Motorcycles For Sale

1973 Triumph TR7V Tiger 750cc Classic Bike us import

1973 Triumph TR7V Tiger 750cc  Classic Bike us import
Price:
£4,750.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 17h 41m
Seller: eBay

1955 Meister Moped 50cc Very Rare Classic Bike

1955 Meister Moped 50cc Very Rare Classic Bike
Price:
£2,450.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 16h 28m
Seller: eBay

honda cb750 k1 classic bike

honda cb750 k1 classic bike
Price:
£8,295.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 17h 12m
Seller: eBay

Honda CL350 1972 Classic Bike For Restoration

Honda CL350 1972 Classic Bike For Restoration
Price:
£1,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 21h 56m
Seller: eBay

BMW r100rs classic bike project cafe racer non starter mot'd easy fix

BMW r100rs classic bike project cafe racer non starter mot'd easy fix
Current price:
£360.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
3
Ends in:
2d 22h 44m
Seller: eBay

RICKMAN CR1000 KAWASAKI Z1000 HISTORIC BRITISH CAFE RACER STUNNING CLASSIC BIKE

RICKMAN CR1000 KAWASAKI Z1000 HISTORIC BRITISH CAFE RACER STUNNING CLASSIC BIKE
Current price:
£11,700.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
3d 23h 39m
Seller: eBay

Suzuki gt250 k model ram air 1974 classic bike

Suzuki gt250 k model ram air 1974 classic bike
Price:
£2,450.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 23h 6m
Seller: eBay

ducati 748s may px swap classic bike bsa triumph ect why 60s 70s motorcycle

ducati 748s may px swap classic bike bsa triumph ect why 60s 70s motorcycle
Price:
£2,950.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
7d 14h 57m
Seller: eBay

YAMAHA YZ 250 1986 CLASSIC BIKE

YAMAHA YZ 250 1986 CLASSIC BIKE
Price:
£2,295.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
9d 15h 27m
Seller: eBay

1985 (C) Suzuki GS650 GT Classic Bike, Runs Very Well

1985 (C) Suzuki GS650 GT Classic Bike, Runs Very Well
Price:
£2,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
10d 19h 10m
Seller: eBay
 

Buying a Classic Motorcycle

As values increase it has become ever more important to buy the best bike you can afford (unless of course you are looking for a restoration project!), and generally low mileage original bikes remain most desirable. Carefully and correctly restored bikes follow closely behind but as always it is important to research thoroughly and if in any doubt get a second opinion before parting with any cash. Finding a suitable bike to buy is no longer as difficult as it once was, with the growth of online and organised classic motorcycle auctions, and even the largest and longest established UK auction companies now holding regular classic bike sales.