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

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1979 Honda Other 1979 GL1000 Gold Wing

1979 Honda Other  1979 GL1000 Gold Wing
Current price:
$2,195.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 18h 48m
Seller: eBay

1971 Honda SL 125 1971 Honda SL125

1971 Honda SL 125  1971 Honda SL125
Current price:
$1,275.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
4
Ends in:
1d 6h 19m
Seller: eBay

2001 Harley-Davidson Touring 2001 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Motorcycle Package

2001 Harley-Davidson Touring  2001 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Motorcycle Package
Price:
$14,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 13h 27m
Seller: eBay

1973 Triumph Bonneville 73 Bonneville

1973 Triumph Bonneville  73 Bonneville
Current price:
$2,750.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
11
Ends in:
6d 8h 33m
Seller: eBay

1988 BMW R-Series BMW R100GS

1988 BMW R-Series  BMW R100GS
Price:
$6,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 9h 1m
Seller: eBay

1983 Harley-Davidson Other 1983 FLH, 6 speed, one owner, 20,000 invested!! love boat

1983 Harley-Davidson Other  1983 FLH, 6 speed, one owner, 20,000 invested!! love boat
Current price:
$3,350.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
8
Ends in:
6d 9h 48m
Seller: eBay

1973 Triumph Trident 1973 Triumph Trident Big Bore Drag Bike

1973 Triumph Trident  1973 Triumph Trident Big Bore Drag Bike
Price:
$8,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
8d 8h 37m
Seller: eBay
 
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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.