Repairing, restoring and riding vintage motorcycles for me provides a sense of freedom, confidence and accomplishment. It can also be a very affordable and profitable hobby.
In the world of vintage motorcycles, there are a lot of rocks and a few gems. You want to start with a gem. Try to find one which has as many of the original parts included as possible and try to read a buyers guide first to determine the best and worst models to own, along with a good price recommendation.
Moto Guzzi LeMans
The Honda Super Cub is the most produced motorcycle in history and also the Honda Super Cub is the most popular selling motorcycle in the world.
These are very different motorcycles. The Triumph Bonneville is a standard motorcycle featuring a parallel-twin four-stroke engine and manufactured in three generations over three separate production runs. The Bonneville is probably a better everyday mount and would be my choice between these two. But the Harley will move your soul more effectively.
The bike Arnold rides in the first movie is a Honda CB750 Four, as in four cylinders. It’s probably no newer than a ’74. judging by the pipes and the frame. The best and cheapest way to do that is to buy a CB750, and ride it.
The Kawasaki Z1 is one of the most classic and comfortable Japanese Motorcycles. American riders were treated to one of the greatest motorcycles ever produced when the four-cylinder Kawasaki Z1 hit showrooms in the early 70s.
Harley-Davidson XR750 is one of the most successful motorcycles of the history of american flat track racing. Harley-Davidson XR750 made by Harley-Davidson since 1970.
The Kawasaki H2 Mach IV was a 750 cc 3-cylinder two-stroke production motorcycle manufactured by Kawasaki. The H2 was a Kawasaki triple sold from September 1971 through 1975. It became known as “The King of the Streets”. Wikipedia.
BSA Goldstar Clubman
The BSA Gold Star is a motorcycle made by BSA from 1938 to 1963. They were 350 cc and 500 cc single-cylinder four-stroke production motorcycles known for being among the fastest bikes of the 1950s. Being hand built and with many optional performance modifications available, each motorcycle came from the factory with documented dynamometer test results, allowing the new owner to see the horsepower produced.
Moto Guzzi LeMans
The Moto Guzzi Le Mans is a sports motorcycle first manufactured in 1976 by Italian company Moto Guzzi. It was named after the 24-hour motorcycle endurance race at Le Mans in France.