There was a once a time when gentlemen wore hats and pannier mounts were briefcase holders. This is the bygone era that Black Douglas are seeking to emulate with the Sterling. Unlike its modern counterparts there are no Öhlins forks or Brembo brakes here, riders instead settling for a hardtail with a springer fork and drum brakes all round. There are a few different models available, but our favourite is the Claret Classic as the wicker basket looks to be the perfect size for a picnic. All the bikes are available in 125cc or 230cc, with the Claret priced at €11,292 (about £9770) for the 125 and €12,138 (about £ 10,502) for the 230.