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.

Future Motorcycle Classics of the 90’s

I write quite regularly about some of the older bikes that I now fancy – Katana 1100, RD500, FZR1000 … all eighties motorcycles, all ‘old school’ that brings back memories…

1980's muscle bike

1980’s Motorcycles – My Personal Picks

I was born in 1971, brought up in a motorcycling household, and as we grew older, bikes were just part of our life; Dad owned a very cool Bonnie, my…

1980's muscle bike

which was the worlds first superbike?

Worlds First Superbike – 4 Contenders For The Title

The term superbike was first used by the motorcycling press in October 1968 after the unveiling of the Honda CB750 at the Tokyo bike show. It’s not a given though…

1920’s Motorcycles – 13 Vintage Classics Of The Roaring Twenties

In the 1920’s motorcycles came of age and the decade was a boom time for the industry. In truth, it was a boom time for most industries. The war to…

Norton Atlas Ranger

Norton Motorcycles – The Story From First To Last

With the sad news of the administrators being called in to Norton Motorcycles, I thought that now would be a good time to reflect on what could have (should have?)…

Norton Atlas Ranger

1926 J model harley davidson

Red Duster Racers 2019 Lake Perkolilli, Western Australia

Standing in the vast, open-plain, dry lake bed in the Australian Outback is a world away from where I had been just 10 days earlier. The red dust of the…

1926 J model harley davidson

Vincent motorcycle

The Vincent Rapide – Fulfilling a Lifetimes Ambition

Anyone who knows me will happily confirm that for most of my adult life I have wanted to own a Vincent motorcycle. I’ve come close at least twice but the…

Vincent motorcycle

Kawasaki Z650B

What Is The Best Classic Motorcycle To Buy?

A motorcycle is considered a classic once it is over 30 years old. As the majority of retro motorcycles take their styling from the 1970’s and 80’s the following classic…

Kawasaki Z650B

Senior Classic TT 2017

Classic TT – Isle of Man Mountain Course

The Isle of Man Classic TT is part of the Festival of Motorcycling fortnight. The moment the Senior race finishes I start looking forward to it. Once it’s here, I…

Senior Classic TT 2017

Brough Superior SS100

Brough Superior SS100 – The Ultimate Gentleman’s Motorcycle

One of the highlights of this years NEC motorcycle show was getting to see the new Brough Superior SS100 in the flesh and it didn’t disappoint. An original Brough Superior…

Brough Superior SS100

BSA Gold Star

Festival Of Jurby 2016 Photos

The VMCC Festival of Jurby is part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling and a visit should be on the bucket list of all classic motorcycle fans. The festival…

BSA Gold Star