Classic Bike (UK) - - THE ROAD BIKES -

With 500 bikes in stock at any one time, Ciarán Per­rin’s busi­ness is aptly named Ex­treme Trad­ing. Apart from the bikes we tested, there are at least an­other four RC30S, plus Suzuki Katanas, RGV250S, Kawasaki KR-1SS and other lust-wor­thy bikes from the ’70s to the early 2000s.

Ciarán has been in the bike game since 1988. “Any­thing rare and col­lectable in­ter­ests me,” he says. “I spe­cialise in lim­ited edi­tions and ho­molo­ga­tion spe­cials, but I’ll buy and sell any­thing that ap­peals to me. I’ve got a cou­ple of Suzuki Goose 350 sin­gles (from £1995), a lovely lit­tle 1998 Yamaha RZ50-2 – the coolest 50cc retro bike you’ll see – and a Honda TLM50 tri­als bike, ripe for restora­tion, at £1500.”

Ciarán op­er­ates strictly on an ap­point­ment ba­sis, or through his ebay shop ex­treme­trad­ingltd. Con­tact him on 0800 056 2270 to ar­range a view­ing and pre­pare to be amazed. Both the bikes fea­tured here are avail­able for sale: the 1991 Honda RC30 is up for £32,000, while the 1991 Du­cati 851 is priced at £7695.

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