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

FRANCIS BARNETT - 1959 CRUISER light Classic bike

FRANCIS BARNETT - 1959 CRUISER light Classic bike
Price:
£1,600.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 5h 46m
Seller: eBay

Honda CB450 K7 1974 Classic Bike

Honda CB450 K7 1974 Classic Bike
Price:
£2,800.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 11h 24m
Seller: eBay

honda cb750 k1 classic bike

honda cb750 k1 classic bike
Price:
£8,295.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 5h 28m
Seller: eBay

Norton Big 4 633cc classic bike.

Norton Big 4 633cc classic bike.
Price:
£8,950.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 7h 41m
Seller: eBay

MZ ES 250 Trophy Low Miles Tax Exempt classic bike

MZ ES 250 Trophy Low Miles Tax Exempt classic bike
Current price:
£820.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
8
Ends in:
4d 9h 59m
Seller: eBay

Kawasaki KC100, Japanese Classic,Classic Bike

Kawasaki KC100, Japanese Classic,Classic Bike
Price:
£2,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 19h 55m
Seller: eBay

Honda CL 360 CLASSIC BIKE JUST 16,000 MILES UNRESTORED CL360

Honda CL 360 CLASSIC BIKE JUST 16,000 MILES UNRESTORED CL360
Price:
£3,599.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
9d 2h 16m
Seller: eBay

2004 MV Agusta 1000cc F4 R Spec Classic Bike Superbike Low Mileage 9700

2004 MV Agusta 1000cc F4 R Spec Classic  Bike Superbike Low Mileage 9700
Price:
£5,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
10d 8h 30m
Seller: eBay

1988 Honda RC30 VFR750 Classic Bike Motorcycle RC30 HRC Special machine

1988 Honda RC30 VFR750  Classic Bike  Motorcycle RC30 HRC Special machine
Price:
£21,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
10d 8h 40m
Seller: eBay

BMW R750 Scrambler Custom Classic Bike

BMW R750 Scrambler Custom Classic Bike
Price:
£9,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
11d 7h 35m
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.