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

1990 KAWASAKI GT550 Z550-G4 BLUE ORIGINAL BARN FIND CLASSIC BIKE COLLECTORS

1990 KAWASAKI GT550 Z550-G4 BLUE ORIGINAL BARN FIND CLASSIC BIKE COLLECTORS
Current price:
£920.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
22
Ends in:
1d 7h 55m
Seller: eBay

gilera nordwest 600 classic bike

gilera nordwest 600 classic bike
Price:
£2,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 8h 32m
Seller: eBay

YAMAHA YZ 250 1986 CLASSIC BIKE

YAMAHA YZ 250 1986 CLASSIC BIKE
Price:
£1,550.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
6
Ends in:
1d 15h 54m
Seller: eBay

YAMAHA YZ 250 1986 CLASSIC BIKE

YAMAHA YZ 250 1986 CLASSIC BIKE
Price:
£2,495.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 16h 4m
Seller: eBay

1956 BSA C12 250cc. V5C. Running Classic Bike. Ideal Ride / Restore Project

1956 BSA C12 250cc. V5C. Running Classic Bike. Ideal Ride / Restore Project
Current price:
£1,120.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
18
Ends in:
2d 4h 48m
Seller: eBay

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:
3d 2h 11m
Seller: eBay

Honda MT250 classic bike barn find

Honda MT250 classic bike barn find
Price:
£1,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
1
Ends in:
3d 4h 3m
Seller: eBay

1975 SUZUKI A100 BROWN SPARES OR REPAIR RESTORATION PROJECT CLASSIC BIKE

1975 SUZUKI A100 BROWN SPARES OR REPAIR RESTORATION PROJECT CLASSIC BIKE
Current price:
£265.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
11
Ends in:
3d 4h 39m
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:
3d 19h 51m
Seller: eBay

VELOCETTE LE MK111 1963 CLASSIC BIKE

VELOCETTE LE MK111 1963 CLASSIC BIKE
Current price:
£850.58
Type:
Auction
Bids:
6
Ends in:
3d 21h 51m
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.