All About Vintage Motorcycles (Part 2)
Motorcycles are more than just vehicles for transportation. They are an art form expressed by bike engineers and architects. They are an expression of who you are and your lifestyle. Vintage bikes are particularly beautiful to look at. The engine has intricated details that doubles as the bike’s design. Some have simpler designs but are still just as attractive. If you want to ride a vintage bike in this era, then here are vintage bikes that you can still use today.
Norton Commando (1968-1972)
This European brand is known for premium-quality yet expensive vintage bikes. It has a powerful 750cc engine. The bike features a sloping engine that is visible at the side.
It also has a fastback bodywork and the engines are tilted upward. It looks powerful, aggressive, and manly. This can reach up to 117 miles per hour. It costs around $7,800.
Triumph Bonneville T20 (1968-1970)
This is an American vintage bike that costs around nine thousand dollars. Its first wave arrived in 1959 and it was such a hit. The bike features a minimalist structure. It also sports a crackling exhaust note that is instantly recognizable until today.
BMW /5 (1970-1973)
This bike is also known as Superstar 5. This is one of the cheaper vintage bikes in the market. This costs six thousand dollars and you get a premium bike. this is very durable and dependable than the previous models released by this European company.
It drives smoother and more effortlessly. In fact, this bike is said to be capable of cruising all day long. The only problem is that the dual drum brakes are quite noisy. You can solve this by using mufflers or by having it customized.
Honda CB 750 (1969-1978)
This is an exotic bike. It runs fast and it is very reliable on the road. This was actually the world’s first superbike. It is also said to be one of the more advanced bikes during that era. Some of its features that were considered high technology back then include an electric starter and the front disc brake.
These vintage bikes are beautiful collectibles that can become investment pieces. Over time, their values will increase and you can resell them for a profit. Just be careful of what you are about to purchase. Its parts must be authentic and the engine must be fully functional. Have a professional appraise your bike before you put some money out.