Skip to main content

Five Super-Cool Vintage Motorcycles to Add to Your Collection

On Oct. 5th Bonhams is staging a sale of collector's motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, in Birmingham, Alabama, home to the world's largest motorcycle collection. The epic event features dozens of cool bikes that we've selected highlights from for you to drool over or even add to your collection:

1972 Ducati 450 Desmo Racer

"This street 450 Desmo single with a 5-speed was built for what the English call club racing," Bonhams notes, and was a fierce competitor in period. The design is simple and stunning. Est. $4,500–$6,500.

1964 Aermacchi Harley-Davidson 175cc Racer

This bike is the product of "an unlikely alliance" between the Italian Aermacchi brand and Harley-Davidson, a combination of power and lightweight construction. This example needs work but is a steal at $2,500–$3,500.

1970 BSA 441cc B44 Victor

In 1966 the Victor Enduro joined the world-beating Victor Grand Prix moto-crosser in British marque BSA's range of off-road models. This example from the last year of production is a Victor Special. Est. $4,000–$6,000.

1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk I

When Moto Guzzi debuted the 850cc Le Mans in 1976, Bike magazine called it "the sleekest, horniest thing you've ever seen on two wheels." This example is in original showroom condition and is estimated at $8,000–$12,000.

1973 Norton 750 Commando Roadster

This stunning late-model 750 Commando Roadster just underwent a complete rebuild by Kenny Cummings' of NYC Norton. Barely broken in with just over 100 miles on the odometer it might be the "perfect Commando," Bonhams notes. Est. $15,000–$18,000.