So you want a vintage motorbike…

Over the years I’ve had many a vintage motorbike, and my garage still houses several to this day. Vintage motorbikes hold a special place in my heart. With their timeless styling and enduring appeal, they also offer a unique riding experience that is both exhilarating and rewarding.

One of the great joys of owning a vintage motorbike is the simple pleasure of riding it. These bikes are not about cutting-edge technology or blazing-fast speeds; they are about enjoying the journey. The rumble of the engine, the wind in your hair, and the feeling of the road beneath you create a sense of freedom and connection that is unmatched by any modern motorcycle.

In addition to their riding experience, vintage motorbikes also offer a sense of history and nostalgia. These bikes were designed and built in a different era, and they embody a spirit of adventure and rebellion that is still appealing today. Owning a vintage motorbike is like owning a piece of history, and it can give you a deeper appreciation for the evolution of motorcycles.

If you want a vintage motorbike of your own, there’s never been a better time! It has never been easier to find parts and information that just a few years ago could be very hard to come by. With so many internet forums and parts website that cater to vintage motorbikes, getting help or parts is often just a click away.

What follows are my experiences of working with vintage motorbikes and what has worked for me. I’m hoping it will save you some time, money, and frustration & make having your own vintage bike as rewarding as it has been for me. There is a wonderful feeling of satisfaction in bringing a vintage bike back to working order and then maintaining the bike as you continue to enjoy riding it.

Owning a vintage motorbike is more than just owning a bike; it is a lifestyle. It is a way to connect with history, to appreciate craftsmanship, and to experience the simple joys of riding. If you are looking for a unique and rewarding experience, then owning a vintage motorcycle may be the perfect choice for you.