Vintage Japanese Motorcycles


The Suzuki Yamaha RD400 & Honda ST70 are for sale.

Welcome to my Japanese Vintage Bike area. I have a passion for motorcycles of the seventies especially of Japanese manufacture. I now have a small collection of bikes of the era limited only by space, they are mostly bikes I wanted or had at the time or are rare and interesting such as the Suzuki RE5.

As a teenager in the seventies my first ride on a bike was on a Honda C70 (bought by my mother, who you could say introduced me to the pleasures of traveling on two wheels without having to rotate the limbs) to which I immediately bit the bug and within weeks of my sixteenth birthday I was a proud owner of yes you guessed it - A Yamaha FS1E, in my opinion the bike that defined the seventies, do you remember hoards of these things buzzing around your local high street ridden by spotty faced youths clad in Levi flared jeans flapping in the wind, I do, I was one of them. Not in my collection as of yet but will hopefully add one when prices come down to a more reasonable level, £3000 plus for a mint one is a bit much (a concourse popsicle purple specimin went for 6K recently), I'm sure prices will soften soon. I was eight stone at the age of 16 and could only squeeze 45 mph flat out, now my weight is nearer 15 stone I doubt whether the thing could even pull the skin off a rice pudding, oh the ravages of time.

Below are the bikes I currently own or have recently sold, they are all in excellent to concourse condition as I'm always tinkering with the things. The most important thing is originality, this can be quite difficult to achieve at times but searching the Internet for parts has become another pastime.

 

 

 

 

Current collection

Honda ST70

For Sale
Suzuki RE5

1975 Suzuki GT750A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As of February 2014 I have decided to thin out my collection and have put up the following for sale

Bikes For Sale


For Sale


Honda ST70

 

 

Road Tests of the 1970's

 

 

Previously Owned Bikes
Kawasaki H1/KH500

 

1974 Yamaha RD200

 

1975 Suzuki GT750

1968 Yamaha YDS5E

 

1972 Suzuki GT550J

1971 Yamaha XS1B

HONDA CX500

 

HONDA 400/4

1973 Yamaha RD350

1975 Suzuki TS250

1972 Honda CB125S

1973 Honda CB500/4

1969 Yamaha L5T
1971 Yamaha CS3E

Rare pre RD200 Yamaha
1974 Suzuki GT185
Yamaha RD350A
Suzuki TS125
1976 Yamaha DT400

Kawasaki Z900

Harley Davidson Dynaglide

1988 Honda Hawk