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5 Classic Vintage Bikes That We Still Love


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5 Classic Vintage Bikes That We Still Love

Daniel Roberts

The motorcycle industry has manufactured some epic bikes that have gone down in the history books as collectibles that every motorcycle enthusiast must have. As the innovation in technology propels advancement in bikes, some vintage masterpieces remain close to our metal-loving hearts.

Take a look at our list of the top 5 classic vintage motorcycles that will never go out of style and need to be in our garages right now.

Norton Commando

Introduced in 1967, British Norton Villiers motorcycle quickly became popular all over the world due to its fastback bodywork, upswept exhaust and sloping engine.

It won the “Machine of the Year Award” for five consecutive years in the UK motorcycling newspaper; Motor Cycle News from 1968 to 1972.

The average price at which it is sold today is approximately $7,800. It resonates with bike riders because the mechanical simplicity allows for a unique sloping engine design and a smooth ride.

Rubber blocks were used to separate the motor and gearbox to be isolated from the main bike frame. It made for a comfortable and intense ride cruising on a mordant 117 mph speed.

Triumph Bonneville T120

With its authentic styling and thrilling engine, the Triumph Bonneville T120 was a popular motorcycle in the United States during the late 60s.

The minimalistic style and bike body with a loud sputtering engine was its classic identification. It was extremely popular amongst bike racers because the superior parallel twin engine provided an exhilarating speed for a 110-mph race.  

With an average price of about $9000, the T120 motorcycle is considered to be a world class machine that could easily take on its rivals.

BMW /5

Manufactured in Berlin, Germany in the early 70s (1970–1973), the traditional BMW 50/5 and 60/5 made a startling discovery with its electrical starter and telescopic suspension fork tubes.

It came out in response to the Japanese sport bike. But it was more sturdy and steady than its competitor.

All three bike models had inventive engines incorporating new technology that went from 32-horse to 50-horse 750cc.

Retailing at an average $6,000 price, the BMW/5 has a reputation to be able to cruise on and off the asphalt with a smooth ride all day long.

Honda CB 750\

The air-cooled, transverse engine mounted alongside the four cylindrical engines, The Honda CB750 was included in the AMA motorcycle Hall of Fame during 1969–1978.

It is famous for being an exotic and affordable superbike; the first of its kind in the world. The groundbreaking exhaust engine with the power of 67- horse, the maximum speed that the bike cruised was 120 mph.

The irresistible power and dependability provided by the CB 750 retails to a whopping amount of $21,000.

Harley-Davidson XR1000

With its 998cc air cooled engine, the XR1000 motorbike was built in the 1980s. The sharp jarring engine sounds with the 4-speed transmission provided top speed of 115 mph.

This bike was made to be a fighter. The tough and sturdy machine would go on to become the epitome of American style motorcycles.

The Harley Davidson auctions at around $12,000 and is famous for being engineered into a street race bike.

Have a collectibles bike in need of some fine tuning? Go to the best motorcycle shop in Central New Jersey and get your vintage motorcycles repaired by qualified and experienced mechanics.

Classic Cycles Ltd provides your bikes with the love they need to be restored back to their mint condition. Contact us and call at (908) 996-5337 to schedule an appointment at our Frenchtown bike shop.