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09/29/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/29/2020 13:41

The Vintage Motorcycle Craze and How Brands Are Adapting

Motorcycle styles are always changing to fit what the customer wants. A recent, long-lasting, trend has been towards vintage motorcycle styles. People are wanting the stripped-down style of scramblers and the customization of cafe racers. This demand is causing big motor brands to bring back the old school style with new school tech for the rider.

Triumph Bikes

Triumph Bonneville T120

The T120 is an iconic motorcycle that was a staple for motorcycles in the 60s and 70s. The Bonneville has a classic style, which offers innovations for the modern rider. This vintage Triumph motorcycle got its inspiration from the 1959 classic British bike and continues to be a fan favorite.Triumph Thruxton RS
The Thruxton RS is a motorcycle design that adapted its design from the original, but added a new, powerful engine. The vintage motorcycle has a cafe racer design and a twin racer sound. With an excellent handling feature, the bike is easier to handle and lighter for control.

Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE
If you are willing to spend around $14,000 on a vintage-styled bike, then the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE is a great choice. This 60s style motorcycle has great new features and sophisticated modern touches. Now riders can enjoy long rides with its excellent build and great engine. Want to test your knowledge of triumph motorcycles?

Kawasaki

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Kawasaki W800

The Kawasaki W800 is a modernized version of the iconic Kawasaki W series which ran from 1965-1974. Kawasaki bikes have some of the most well-known motorcycle models from the 60s and 70s. Several innovations which have been tried since 1999 and were stopped in 2007, the W800 is a better upgrade. Riders can now enjoy the two engine with its vintage design.
Kawasaki Z900RS
Since the introduction of the first Z model in 1972, riders have been clamoring for this bike, in the famous Kawasaki green. This racer look design makes it more appealing and draws a semblance from a vintage bike. Riders can enjoy the more recent tuck and roll saddle design along with new upgrades. This vintage Kawasaki motorcycle is a great choice that builds a bridge between the past and present.

Yamaha


Yamaha XSR 700
The classically styled design of the Yamaha XSR 700 has made it a riders' favorite, probably because of the mixture of old and new. The pricing range of the XSR 700 has made it affordable with a combination of excellent performance and a great engine. Riders can now take the vintage Yamaha motorcycle and enjoy its 6-transmission engine.

BMW


R18 Power Cruiser
The R18 Power Cruiser is a motorcycle that takes its engine design from the first set of BMW motorcycles. The chrome pipes and sleek lines make this BMW cruiser is heavy on the old school charm. This motorcycle operates with a twin-cylinder boxer powered engine that gives it a new feeling from other BMW bikes.


BMW R nineT

The BMW R nineT is a motorcycle that is designed with the retro feel of the scrambler era. This vintage BMW motorcycle features the wheelspin option and anti-lock feature that gives it that unique vintage feel. Due to its twin-cylinder engine, riders can go back in time as soon as they mount their bikes. Complete the look with the ultra-safe BMW airbag jacket.

Ducati
Ducati Scrambler
The Ducati Scrambler is a powerful motorbike which was introduced into the Ducati line of bikes in 1962, but reemerged in 2016. This vintage Ducati motorcycle attracted a new group of motorcycle riders that was enthralled by its capability. This Ducati is affordable and specifically designed with the same signature as the classic scrambler.

Indian Motorcycle

Indian Scout
The Indian Scout is a classic motorcycle manufactured by one of the oldest motorcycle company in the United States. With over 100 years, the brand has managed to still stay at the forefront of the market. The Indian Scout, which has stayed true to its design and style over the years, has improved upon its tech and mechanics to keep up with the changing times.


With the demand of vintage-style motorcycle, it's no surprise that brands are doing their best to give the rider the tech and style they crave. Did your favorite vintage-inspired bike make the list?