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

classic scooter flandria deluxe 1962 2 stroke classic bike barn find

classic scooter flandria deluxe 1962 2 stroke  classic bike barn find
Price:
£395.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
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Seller: eBay

peugeot bima scooter 50cc barn find 1952 vintage classic bike classic 2 stroke

peugeot bima scooter  50cc barn find 1952 vintage classic bike classic 2 stroke
Price:
£395.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 10h 31m
Seller: eBay

KAWASAKI Z1000 A1 1977, Z1, Z900, CLASSIC BIKE, ORIGINAL 8000 MILES, UNRESTORED

KAWASAKI Z1000 A1 1977, Z1, Z900, CLASSIC BIKE, ORIGINAL 8000 MILES, UNRESTORED
Price:
£6,975.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
18
Ends in:
0d 16h 33m
Seller: eBay

CBR1000F SPORTS TOURER LOW MILEAGE 36000 CLASSIC BIKE

CBR1000F SPORTS TOURER LOW MILEAGE 36000 CLASSIC BIKE
Current price:
£650.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
2
Ends in:
1d 0h 47m
Seller: eBay

SUZUKI GT380 CLASSIC BIKE SOLD! SOLD!! YOU HAD TO BE QUICK FOR THIS ONE

SUZUKI GT380 CLASSIC BIKE  SOLD!  SOLD!! YOU HAD TO BE QUICK FOR THIS ONE
Price:
£3,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 7h 42m
Seller: eBay

1936 Gilera VL 500 Italian Classic WW2 Militaria Classic Bike BSA Girder Fork

1936 Gilera VL 500 Italian  Classic WW2 Militaria Classic Bike BSA Girder Fork
Current price:
£3,900.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
24
Ends in:
1d 15h 2m
Seller: eBay

1983 Yamaha TZ250K racing motorcycle classic bike vintage TZ

1983 Yamaha TZ250K racing motorcycle classic bike vintage  TZ
Price:
£5,750.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 7h 35m
Seller: eBay

Seeley Yamaha TZ250 Drum rear brake racing motorcycle classic bike vintage TZ

Seeley Yamaha TZ250 Drum rear brake racing motorcycle classic bike vintage  TZ
Price:
£4,750.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 7h 43m
Seller: eBay

honda cb750 k1 classic bike

honda cb750 k1 classic bike
Price:
£8,295.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 9h 7m
Seller: eBay

KAWASAKI 600R (classic bike)

KAWASAKI 600R (classic bike)
Current price:
£999.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 14h 25m
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.