Modern Classic, Neo-Retro or simply Retro Motorcycles are essentially modern motorcycles that emulate the design lines of a by-gone era. The development of the retro motorcycle segment has undoubtedly been fueled by the rise of new wave custom bike builders and cafe racer culture.
Once dubbed a fad by many an internet forum warrior, most major manufacturers have a range of retro motorcycle lines. The appetite for these bikes shows no sign of abating.
Here you’ll find articles, images, videos and galleries, uncovering neo-retro or modern classic motorcycles, from all the major manufacturers including; Triumph, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Indian Motorcycle, Honda, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Royal Enfield, Husqvarna Motorcycles, Norton Motorcycles, Suzuki, Yamaha, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini.
'Neo-classic racer' is how MV Agusta describes its Superveloce 800 Serie Oro. And, while it echos the design lines of yesteryear there is nothing classic about its performance. Nevertheless, it seems that 'something' quite apart from performance, is the deciding purchase factor.
JvB Moto turns its attention to the Yamaha XSR900 - creating a speedy custom machine 'CP3', which is simultaneously retro and futuristic.
JvB-Moto founder, Jens vom Brauck has form with Yamaha's Yard Built initiative. He was the individual behind the impressive custom, ‘Infrared’ - a cafe racer, dragster cross.
For the last five years, Husqvarna has displayed a steady stream of progressive, single-cylinder motorcycle concepts, at various 'moto' shows. Not least of which is the Vitpilen 701 Aero concept - however, we're yet to see a street model.
Husqvarna's Svartpilen 701 is like no other motorcycle currently on the market. The Svartpilen 701 is '25%' of Husqvarna Motorcycles' return to the street bike market. That quartet additionally includes the Svartpilen 401, Vitpilen 701 and 401.
The Ducati Scrambler DesertX concept is a 'Paris-Dakar Rally inspired future, from the Borgo-Panigale marque. Taking its design cues from rally bikes of the 1990s, the DesertX presents a progressive view of, what future Ducati Scramblers could look like.