Modern-classic, neo-retro or simply put, retro motorcycles are essentially modern motorbikes that emulate the design lines of a by-gone era – mostly, of the 50s, 60s and 70s era.
Neo-retro motorcycles afford the advantage of a classically styled motorcycle, with modern performance and technology. And more pertinently, without the complications of classic/vintage motorcycle ownership.
The development of the neo-retro motorcycle segment has undoubtedly been fueled by the rise of new wave custom bike builders and 21st-century café racer culture.
Once dubbed a fad by internet moto forum warriors, most major manufacturers now have a range of retro motorcycle models. The appetite for these bikes shows no sign of abating.
And here you’ll find a collection of articles, images, videos and galleries, uncovering neo-retro or modern classic motorcycles. And that’s from all the major manufacturers: Triumph, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Indian Motorcycle, Honda, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Royal Enfield, Husqvarna Motorcycles, Norton Motorcycles, Suzuki, Yamaha, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini and more.
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.
Indian Motorcycle has revealed a new edition to the FTR range with the launch of the FTR Rally and it's a bit of, neo-retro head-turner.
Remember the excitement you felt when you first saw images of the FTR custom tracker back, in 2017. We all hoped that
In 2018 Triumph Motorcycles created an inspiration kit for the 900cc Street Twin. The Street Twin Black inspiration kit is a combination of blacked-out Triumph catalogue components and accessories or to use present vernacular, the bike is murdered-out. Street Twin...