It’s a retro revolution
“Things aren’t as good as they used to be” is a phrase that comes from all of us as we get older. And the truth is when it comes to motorcycling, in some ways people are right. The great looks and simple riding experience afforded by bikes of the past was a joy – as was the pleasure of working on your own bike.
It’s part of the reason that classic bikes are so popular. Of course, we forget about the unreliability, the wobbly suspension, terrifying brakes and Bakelite tyres…
This is where the new wave of retro bikes come in – with the best bits of old bikes – the looks, com-
‘You don’t need skinny jeans or a blog. This is cool biking for normal blokes’
bined with able, exciting chassis and great engines, they make an appealing alternative ride.
And now, there are hundreds of new ones to choose from too – from scramblers to café racers and everything in between. And by and large, they’re bloody brilliant .
Best of all, owning a retro bike lets you enter a cool new world full of fun, bike meets, racing and road trips.
And no, you don’t need to be some ridiculous fop, with skinny jeans and a blog about coffee. The following 20 pages are all about cool motorcycling for normal blokes.