The Best 100 Motorcycles Show

Retro Motorcycle Show

The best 100 motorcycles of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, whether you agree with the list or not, will be under one roof in the Greater Philadelphia indoor multi-line motorcycle dealership, Martin Motorsports, on Saturday March 12, 2011 from 10am – 7pm.


The Modern Classics Bike Show is about celebrating the motorcycles of the 60s, 70s and 80s that made big contributions to their respective eras with their technology, style, performance or setting new trends.

These are the retro motorcycles that made headlines. The bikes that made a difference. The bikes that you read about in magazines. The bikes you remember from the first time you saw it on a showroom floor or at the stoplight next to you. And this motorcycle show attempts to represent the models in the best condition possible.



In order to create a list of bikes that could dare deliver on such a preamble, Martin Motorsports assembled a motorcycle show committee of six serious enthusiasts who are collectors themselves and went about creating a list of the most iconic bikes of these decades and then went about bike hunting.

This show originated with the idea of creating a unique experience for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages to admire machinery that tells a story about the rapid movement in technology, style and performance of motorcycles over a span of three decades.


The motorcycle show takes place indoors in a well-established and beautiful showroom that for one day will transform into a showcase of classic machinery. On Saturday March 12, Martin Motorsports is not open for sales or test rides.

The showroom will transform into a museum for a day in order to showcase this classic machinery using all 13,000 square feet of space, including using the giant movie screen on the mezzanine to showcase motorcycle and racing movies, and possibly live coverage of the Daytona 200.

This show is an invitational. Each bike is selected to appear in the show by invitation only through a nomination process. The bikes are not judged by a panel but there will be a People’s Choice Award for first, second and third place. As most events at Martin Motorsports, this show is for families.

Tickets are available online for only $3 now or at the door for $5. Children 12 and under get in free. For more information: www.modernclassicsbikeshow.com

Below is the list of bikes that Martin Motorsports expects to present at The Modern Classics bike show. They have commitments from many to have their bikes that match the make/model/year below in the show. They are still accepting applications.

  • Aermacchi (Harley Davidson) Rapido 1968
  • Aermacchi (Harley Davidson) Sprint Any
  • Benelli 750/ 900 72-78
  • Bimota DB1 1985
  • Bimota KB1 1978
  • BMW K100 1983
  • BMW R100 RS 1977
  • BMW R100CS Last Edition 1984
  • BMW R65LS 1981
  • BMW R69S 76, 77
  • BMW R75/5 1975
  • BMW R80GS 1980
  • BMW R90S 1973-1976
  • Bridgestone GTR350 1968-1971
  • BSA 441 Victor 1966-1970
  • BSA 650 LIGHTNING 1968-1969
  • BSA Rocket 3 68-75
  • Bultaco Any streetbike 1970
  • Ducati 750 GT 1971, 74
  • Ducati 750 Sport 1974
  • Ducati 750SS 1974
  • Ducati 860 GT 75
  • Ducati 900SS 1977
  • Ducati Bevel Drive Single 1960s
  • Ducati Darmah 900SD 1978
  • Ducati Mark 3D 1969
  • Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica 82
  • Ducati Pantah 1979
  • Egli Vincent 1971
  • Harley Davidson Sportster 1970
  • Harley Davidson XLCR 1977-78
  • Harley Davidson XR 750 70-85
  • Harley Davidson XR1000 83-84
  • Hesketh V1000 1982
  • Hodaka Any of the late bikes 1975
  • Hodaka Any small frame 1964-1974
  • Honda 70 70-83
  • Honda 350/4 1973
  • Honda CB 350/4 1968-1973
  • Honda CB 400/4 1968-1973
  • Honda CB1100F 1983
  • Honda CB350 1974
  • Honda CB400A 1978
  • Honda CB450 1965-1974
  • Honda CB750 1969
  • Honda CB750A 1976
  • Honda CB750F 1979
  • Honda CB 700 NIGHTHAWK
  • Honda CB77 Superhawk 1967
  • Honda CBX 78-82
  • Honda CX500/650 Turbo 1978-82
  • Honda GB500 1982
  • Honda GL1000 Gold Wing 75
  • Honda MT250 Elsinore 1974-1977
  • Honda SuperCub 63, 65-85
  • Honda VF750 Intercepter 83
  • Honda TLR 200 Reflex
  • Kawasaki GPZ 550 1981
  • Kawasaki GPZ 750 82
  • Kawasaki GPZ 900 Ninja 1984
  • Kawasaki GPZ1100 1981
  • Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo 1984-1985
  • Kawasaki H2 750 1972-1975
  • Kawasaki KZ1000 1982-1983
  • Kawasaki KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica 75, 83
  • Kawasaki KZ1300 1979-19
  • Kawasaki Mach III 500 1969
  • Kawasaki W1 68-69
  • Kawasaki Z1 1972-1975
  • Kawasaki Z1R Turbo 1978-1979
  • Kawasaki ZL900 Eliminator 1985
  • Kawasaki BIG HORN (350cc DIRT BIKE)
  • Kawasaki RICKMAN 900/1000
  • Kawasaki Z1R 1000
  • Laverda 1000 1975
  • Laverda 750 SFC 1970-71
  • Laverda Alpina 77
  • Laverda Jota 1000 1980
  • Laverda 35C 1000
  • Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans 1981
  • Moto Guzzi V7 Sport -1973
  • Moto Guzzi 750 AMBASSADOR
  • Moto Guzzi 850 ELDORADO
  • Moto Morini 3.5 1973
  • Munch Mammut 1966
  • MV Agusta 350 GT Works 1965
  • MV Agusta 500 Triple 1965
  • MV Agusta 750 Sport America 1975-78
  • Norton 750 ATLAS
  • Norton 750 COMMANDO
  • Norton 750 NORTON / NORVIL FACTORY RACER
  • Norton 850 COMMANDO
  • Norton P11 SCRAMBLER
  • Norton/ Dunstall Dunstall 750 68
  • Royal Enfield 500 SINGLE
  • Royal Enfield 750 INTERCEPTOR
  • Suzuki GS 1000 78, 79, 80-83
  • Suzuki GS 750 76-81
  • Suzuki GSX-R750 1985, 86
  • Suzuki GT750 Water Buffalo 1971-77
  • Suzuki Katana 81, 82
  • Suzuki RE-5 Rotary 1974-1976
  • Suzuki RG500 Gamma 1985
  • Suzuki T500 Titan 1967-72
  • Suzuki Wes Cooley Replica 1979-1980
  • Suzuki X-6 Hustler 1966
  • Suzuki XN85 Turbo 83-85
  • Triumph Bonneville 67-70
  • Triumph Bonneville Silver Jubilee 1977
  • Triumph T100C Trophy 1968-1973
  • Triumph Trident 1968-1975
  • Triumph TR6 Trophy 65-73
  • Triumph Trophy 250 1968-1970
  • Triumph X-75 Hurricane 72-73
  • Triumph 500 ADVENTURER
  • Triumph 750 TIGER
  • Velocette Thruxton 1965
  • Velocette Venom 65-70
  • Vespa Scooter 125 1968
  • Vincent Egli-Vincent 68
  • Yamaha 650 Special 1979
  • Yamaha DT1 250 Enduro 1968
  • Yamaha FJ1100 1984
  • Yamaha FZ750 1985
  • Yamaha R5C
  • Yamaha RD350 73-76
  • Yamaha RD400F 1979
  • Yamaha RZ350 1983
  • Yamaha RZ500 1984
  • Yamaha SR500 1978
  • Yamaha V Max 85
  • Yamaha Vision 550 1982
  • Yamaha XJ SECA 650 Turbo 81-83
  • Yamaha XJ SECA 750 81-83
  • Yamaha XS-1 70
  • Yamaha XS1100 1978
  • Yamaha XS7502D 1977
  • Yamaha XV750 1981
  • Yamaha XV920R 1981
  • Yamaha YDS3 Big Bear 1966