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Cars aren’t the only classic vehicles. Over the years, there have been a good number of classic motorcycles produced that are revered by automotive enthusiasts around the world. These include legendary bikes produced by some of the top manufacturers in the business such as Harley-Davidson, BMW and Honda. Many of these motorcycles can be found in museums around the world or in the personal collections of the super rich and wealthy admirers. Here’s a list of the 12 best classic motorcycles.

12. Royal Enfield Bullet

The Royal Enfield Bullet is one of the most popular motorcycles of all time. Just saying its name is enough to make some people salivate. The motorcycle also lays claim to a special record. It has the longest continuous production run of any motorcycle in history. Versions of the Royal Enfield Bullet have been produced since 1948. However, the version that most collectors want to get their hands on is the very first Bullet that was made in 1931. This original model features a 350cc four stroke engine, as well as a cool chrome finish. The Royal Enfield Bullet’s popularity has been helped by the fact that the motorcycle has been featured in dozens of movies, notably Friday the 13th and Big Fish.

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  • EpicMale

    The Honda Rebel is not a V-twin. It is an upright, parallel twin.

    • Yeti owner

      It wasn’t even a good ride.

  • Asitis

    Sorry not my top ten of Bikes (gave my Super Road Rocket away Boo hoo)

  • EFG2

    The Rebel? WTF? How about the Honda 750?

    This is one weird mostly English-centric list.

    • archer

      The 750 is truly a revolution, not because it’s a 4 banger but because they led way in dependability and was super smooth and a complete package that worked.

  • Gerhardt Wiesel

    I own a Harley ’44 WLA. It came from Uzbekistan. Thousands were sent to the Soviet Union during WWII under the Lend-Lease program.

  • Polyphase

    Author obviously needed to get out more,not one of those american tractors are classics and the honda would only be useful as a boat anchor. Not one ducati?

  • John Johnson

    Crazy. Where’s the Ducati 996?

    • Simon Allen

      he was going to include the Duke but the bike had electrical problems whilst delivering the article and couldn’t make the deadline (sorry it took so long for my reply, my Harley broke down on the way to the Post Office) lol

  • Dave Birt

    The first indian chief was 1000cc built in 1915
    First vtwin with overhead valves was the indian o model
    what about the ace / indian 4?

  • Yeti owner

    How about the Kawasaki 750 triple! A real classic, really dangerous, but it and its siblings the 500 and 250 triples were classics, Couldn’t go far on a tank of fuel though.

    I would also include the Honda Gold Wing and more contentiously perhaps the LE Velocette not because it was good but it was an icon of the time.

    • Matthew Allen

      I looked at this article specifically to see of the H2 has there. You saved me the
      trouble of sifting through all those bullshit ad’s

  • Jimi James

    This whole article is a sham, designed to grab your attention with a catchy headline and force you to click through pages to generate ad revenue for the site.

  • L. Cross

    This article was purely contrived crap.

  • willymack

    I got as far as the Norton 850 Commando, then the pages quit turning.
    I had a 1971 750 Commando which was faster and better handling than the 850, but boy did that bike have some annoying quirks!
    The carburetors had to be hand primed, which meant getting gasoline on your thumbs, and if you didn’t have that ignition key turned just so, the bike would NEVER start.
    The kick starter was tricky to say the least, and you only felt the slightest bump when easing it down from the top, at which time you had to romp down hard. It was better if you could bump start it going downhill.
    You had to tighten everything several times a week if you didn’t want to lose it, and riding at night was a gamble due to the Lucas (King of darkness) electrical system,and you never knew if the headlight would come on or suddenly go dark once you were on the road.
    Despite these idiosyncrasies the bike was a joy to ride, fast and maneuverable. It only had (or needed more than) four gears and could do wheelies in three of them.
    For overall quality at a modest cost, my Honda 750 Nighthawk tops the list.
    It would go 130 MPH. I did this several times in rural Nevada where you could see forever.
    It would do wheelies too because of the surprising low end torque for an inline four.
    It featured NO oil leaks ever, no stalls, no weird surprises at any speed. Everything worked every time and nothing needed to be repaired in the four years I had the bike.