10 classic motorcycles every biker should ride


Over the years, we have seen incredible developments and achievements in motorcycle technology.

So many bikes came and went as technology was refined and refined for public consumption. Although there were a few hiccups along the way, they served to aid in the progress and development of motorcycles. Some bikes on this list may well be considered duds, but they’re just too hard to ignore; they are machines that one only needs to experience to understand. These are the 10 classic motorcycles that every biker should ride at least once.

Bimota 500 due


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As a concept, it was once one of the most anticipated bikes of the ’90s. In the end, the end product – though painfully beautiful – was a complete disaster.

500 V2

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It came with an advanced fuel injection system that just didn’t work in the real world, as many bikes were returned to Bimota under warranty for repair, refit with carbs, or in the worst case scenario, returned and refunded. If you ever get the chance to ride one of these now rare and sought after classics, just ride it!

Honda CB750

1969 Honda CB750 Quatre side view


The CB750 was a revolutionary motorcycle, truly ushering in the era of four-stroke sports motorcycles. Until now, large displacement four-stroke bikes have been unreliable and expensive.

1969 Honda CB750 Four rear


What Honda gave us was not the most advanced, nor the best, but rather something competent, unbreakable and affordable.

Harley-Davidson WLA

1941 Harley-Davidson WLA Military 4

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No Harley fan will feel like their life is complete without getting on one of those old war horses.


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Mass-produced for the war effort and sold cheaply after the war, it became the staple motorcycle for just about every motorcycle club in the United States. It was also hardly ever in its original form, getting every modification imaginable under the two-wheeled sun.

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Honda Super Cub

Super wolf cub

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Not everyone would like to own a small moped like this, let alone ride one, but there’s no denying its importance.

Honda Super Cub in a parking lot

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It was the first real ticket for access to personal mobility for most developing countries. Gradually it started to entertain people as well, with Honda mainly targeting bike owners.

Suzuki GSX-R750

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What Suzuki offered the world with the first Gixxers was the first track bike for the road. In practice, this was a marketing stroke of genius as they basically took their winning bike and made it road-legal!


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Many initial critics were intimidated by the otherworldly power in the mid-1980s, with nothing else. By today’s standards, power is not what one would fear, it is the lack of driving aids coupled with an outdated chassis.

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Honda CBR900RR

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In the early ’90s, the arms race for Japanese sports bikes was in full swing, and although Suzuki may have fired the first real shot, Honda landed a resounding success in the form of their class 900.

Honda CBR900RR

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It was the first time anyone had stepped out of the established 750 class, encroaching on horsepower in liters with the weight of a 750! This was another bike to be tackled with skill and caution as it will bite you hard if you don’t treat it with respect.

Norton F1

Norton F1

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Few manufacturers have persisted in the idea of ​​a Wankel motorcycle engine for as long as Norton has. The now rare F1 was the pinnacle of Norton’s efforts and is an incredible feat of engineering.



It’s also extremely rare, so if possible, drive at least the most accessible Suzuki. They did more than 6,000 RE5 bikes powered by Wankel in the early 1970s.

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Yamaha XTZ 750 Super Ténéré

Yamaha Adventure Tourer

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It was one of the first adventure touring motorcycles to honor the planet, although Yamaha has gotten a bit fat and lazy since the original, with the latest Tenere 700 returning to its roots.



Able to ride at high speeds and comfortable both on and off road, this was one of the most unique creations of the time, putting the much heavier BMW motorcycles to shame.

Yamaha YZF-R1

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After being overtaken by just about every other Japanese sportbike in the ’90s, they just had to find an answer.

Yamaha YZF-R1

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Taking a leaf from Honda’s book, they broke with the 750cc class and entered what will be remembered as the first true liter (sport) motorcycle.

Ducati 916

Ducati 916

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One of the most beautiful bikes of all time also happens to be one of the most exciting bikes of the 90s to ride.

Ducati 916

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It may well go down in history as the best Ducati of all time, with the latest bikes setting an unenviable reliability record that detracts from their overall appeal.

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