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.
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.
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