Here at Classic Cycles, we believe that our retrofits are just as good as any old time machine!
These take us back in time to an era of effortless cool. From café racers to Japanese bikes of the 70s, the styling and good looks of vintage bikes have stood the test of time.
They are so much more than just a reminder of the past. In fact, vintage bikes are a way to connect to a magnificent history, binding all bike enthusiasts together forever.
Vintage Bikes Are An Entire Sub-Culture And They Are En Vogue!
We find that these days vintage bike owners look like they stepped right out of a 1970s movie along with their bikes. And it’s not just a passing trend but a definite lifestyle trend for hipsters who are in it for life!
The modern custom bike scene offers accessibility to vintage style like never before. That’s why deep-pocketed builders like Roland Sands can easily put out a fully customized vintage resto-mod for $20,000 or more and expect it to be lapped up by the market.
But on the other hand, the good news is that youngsters with a few bucks to spare get the same vintage good look on a dependable 1970s Honda CB or a used but evergreen Bonneville. Excess has given way to minimalism these days, and that concept is standing true for motorbikes as well.
Here are some of our favorites:
Honda tried to downsize the CB750, and after several disasters they came with up with small yet powerful CB550F. Technically this is one of their finest bikes. With a sweet four-cylinder SOHC engine and front disc brakes just like its big brother, the CB550F weighed in at 60 pounds less, making it a lot more fun!
In the 1970s, the BMW Mottorrad offered standard air-cooled boxer engine R bikes. These eventually gave way to the world’s first sport tourers and adventure bikes, namely the R100RS and the R80 G/S. The R75 offers the power and handsome rugged lines of the series in a considerably compact version, making our list of favorites.
The Last Word: The Options Are Endless!
Honorable mentions include the Triumph Trident, Moto Guzzi Ambassador 750 and of course the Suzuki GS750.
If you’d like to learn more about motorcycle fabrication services NJ and rebuilding services provided by us at Classic Cycles Ltd., get in touch with us today. Or you can just drop by to discuss your favorite vintage bike; we’d love to hear more!