Classic Motorcycles

A selection of classic bikes from pre-war to the 1990’s. You will find articles about both manufacturers and individual classic motorcycles. Many include a review and a buyers guide should you be in the market for your dream classic motorcycle.

Matchless Motorcycles – An Overlooked British Classic

Matchless Motorcycles are one of the oldest British motorcycle companies and up until the collapse of parent company AMC in 1966 they produced some pretty special motorcycles. We largely look…

MV Agusta 750 S

MV Agusta 750 S

This classic here is one I am excited about, a genuine truly rare Italian beauty. If the MV Agusta 750 S was likened to a person it would be the…

MV Agusta 750 S

Yamaha R1, one of the most iconic sport bikes of the last 25 years

90’s Yamaha Motorcycles

The 90’s for Yamaha were a big decade, one in which some of the most remarkable motorcycles in the world came out of the factory, setting trends and raising the…

90’s Kawasaki Motorcycles

Ninjas, Ninjas and more Ninjas that is what the 90’s were really about for Kawasaki Motorcycles. Pushing the Ninja line across the different capacities, and making them the best sportbikes…

90’s Suzuki Motorcycles – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The 1990’s was a decade of ups and downs for Suzuki motorcycles in terms of new models they brought to market. From maintaining the Gixxer line and introducing GSX-R600, to…

90’s Honda Motorcycles

Honda motorcycles had a pretty busy decade in the 1990s with 1997 in particular being a big year for the release of several new and trailblazing models.  The Super Blackbird,…

Yamaha 4 Stroke Motorcycles – 9 Classics

Yamaha were late to the 4 stroke party. Around the time Honda were basking in the glory of the all conquering four cylinder CB750, Yamaha were just introducing their first…

9 Vintage Yamaha Two Stroke Motorcycles

As amazing as motorcycles are today, there will never be anything quite like the noise, smell and speed of the classic Yamaha 2 stroke motorcycles of time gone by.  The…

Honda CBX 6 cylinder

70s motorcycles – 27 Classics From The 1970s

There was never a period for motorcycles quite as wild as the 1970s.  Manufacturers were ready and willing to try anything to capture the imaginations of the motorcycling public, from…

Honda CBX 6 cylinder

original Ducati Scrambler

1960s motorcycles – 19 Classics from the Swinging Sixties

1960’s motorcycles made serious strides. Legends like the Norton Commando were born, the world’s first superbikes were bred, the subcategory of dual-sport motorcycles was created and the iconic aesthetic of…

Classic Motorcycle Insurance – Everything You Need To Know

The stars finally aligned and you have managed to get your hands on your dream 1964 Triumph Bonneville. You now need to protect your pride and joy with some classic…

classic motorcycle insurance

Norton Classic Rotary P43

Norton Classic Rotary P43

The Norton Classic Rotary is likely the rarest Norton ever to have existed, and certainly the rarest to find today for collectors. The bike is highly coveted for motorcycle historians…

Norton Classic Rotary

Harley Davidson XR1000 – 1983 American Classic

Harley Davidson was bought back from AMF in 1981 with Willie. G. Davidson at the helm. The XR1000 was meant to be the fierce machine that reminded the pubic why…

Vincent motorcycle

1930s Motorcycles – 13 Vintage Classics of the Thirties

The 1930s were a big decade for the motorcycle industry. The 1920s saw developments on the original pioneer motorcycles, going from bicycles with engines to full on motorcycles, they even…

Motorcycles of the 80s – 25 Iconic Bikes of the Decade

For me, the standout memories of the motorcycles of the 80s was the fascination with turbo bikes, improved (faster) two stroke machines and the Japanese manufacturers stepping on Harley Davidsons…

Manx Norton Review – A British Racing Thoroughbred

The Manx Norton was a racing motorcycle produced by Norton Motors Ltd from 1947 to 1962. It was created for just one single purpose, to win the Isle of Man…

1940s Motorcycles – 11 Classic Motorcycles of the Forties

The 1940s were a turbulent time for motorcycle manufacturers. On one hand motorcycles were evolving into faster, more reliable and capable machines and then on the other World War II…

AJS Motorcycles – 8 Classic Bikes

AJS Motorcycles is one of the longest surviving British motorcycle companies to date. Founded in Wolverhampton, the Stevens brothers, Harry, Joe Junior, George and the company’s namesake Albert John (or…

Ariel Square Four

Ariel Square Four Classic Motorcycle

The Ariel Square Four was a completely new design and had a spectacular impact on the motorcycle design industry in the 1930’s and then beyond.  It was a tough, endurance…

Ariel Square Four

1938 Triumph 5T Speed Twin 500

The 1938 Triumph 5T Speed Twin 500 was a revolutionary motorcycle, it was the birth of the parallel twin. Most, if not all British twins that followed owed a debt…

1950’s Motorcycles – 11 Classic Motorcycles of the Fifties

1950’s motorcycles were all about performance enhancing features which were being demanded by consumers from manufacturers the world over.  The Second World War was slowly becoming a memory and business…