There’s a growing market for old fashioned motorcycles for road trips. If you plan to take a long road trip with your friends, you need a bike that is classic, but at the same time offer flexibility and efficiency. This collection of old timers has stylishly captured the retro-chic society still riding gigantic waves in modern day’s biker movement. They may not field impressive scores against today’s makes in terms of handling and performance, but these classic rides serve their purpose, which is to give a glittering impression for your trip.
Moto Guzzi V7 Special
Moto Guzzi is one of the oldest motorcycle makers in Europe. The company has been manufacturing motorbikes since 1921 when it was founded. The original Moto Guzzi V7 was made in 1962. It has a genuine retro look that looks much like a 1970s Guzzi. The engine is 803cc (L-Twin Desmodromic) with 68 Nm of Torque and can produce 75 HP.
Royal Enfield Classic 500
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 is a 412-pound classic motorcycle ‘gentleman’ ride from Britain. The Royal Enfield Classic 500 was first made in the 1900s and was called the Enfield. The 2016 version is a 500-cc, 27 Horsepower engine with electronic fuel injection. The 27 HP is not sufficient to attract any kind of trouble. The reason for the low horsepower is due to the company’s insistence on sticking with Victorian technology as opposed to modern technology which makes the Royal Enfield Classic 500 all more interesting.
Triumph Bonneville T100 (2016)
The Triumph Bonneville T100 (2016) features an Immobilizer, ABS, Traction Control, and Ride by Wire. The new Bonneville has extracts superior torque at early rev ranges. The motorcycle comes with a bigger engine (900cc) that is a parallel twin air cooled. It comes with a comfortable seat, double peashooter exhaust pipes and classic spoke wheels. The 2016 Triumph Bonneville T100 is affordable and a very appealing British classic.
The Kawasaki W800 built to remarkably high standards, gives a pleasant ride and looks good. It’s a 650cc Japanese made British twin that gives the perfect representation of the retro feel. It has an air cooling, vertical layout engine with a chrome tube on the right-hand side that houses the shaft. The Kawasaki W800 is a highly reliable retro bike with 1960s authentic look. At top speed, the Kawasaki W800 clocks at 110mph. On the move, the Kawasaki W800 remains controllable, doesn’t bounce and the structure is rather and comes with easy handling.
Triumph Thruxton R
The new Triumph Thruxton R descends from the British marquee’s popular retro bikes series Bonneville. It is a four stroke 1200cc liquid cooled parallel twin engine Cafe’ Racer. The bike is loaded with Showa facade shock absorbers, Ohlin’s Dual Suspensions on the rear, upside down (USD), various riding modes, ABS, Ride by Wire tech and a bunch of other features.
Visit your nearest showroom and catch a real glimpse of these bad boys. If you can rack up the dough, get yourself one of them classic motorbikes and get to experience a memorable road trip.