Vintage motorcycles are very neat to look at and even more fun to ride. Many people enjoy collecting these just for looks while others prefer to fix them. Whichever you decide to do with your old motorcycle, it is important to keep it in great shape.
Motorcycles were different in the past than they are now. Many of them were much lower to the ground and didn't offer any extra features or ad-ons like you can get now. There wasn't trunk space at all and the gas tank was very small. This limited the places you could travel, unless you stop all the time to fill up with gas. You can find out how much your model you own is going for by searching online. While some old models may be worth very little today, there are some that can be worth a fortune.
Whether you enjoy collecting vintage motorcycles to show off to your friends, or to fix them up, it is important to take excellent care of them. Storing them in a safe, dry sheltered area will help them last longer. Making sure you cover them with a tarp, or a cloth covering can also keep them looking great and making sure dust doesn't collect on them.
Classic motorcycles are just as collectible as classic cars. In fact, they can be more collectible. Motorcycles are even less likely to make it through twenty or twenty-five years. The owner of an old motorcycle can get classic and antique plates just as he can with a car. The rules for getting the plates for antique motorcycles are similar to the rules for getting antique plates car. While some vintage motorcycles are antique, not all antique motorcycles are vintage.
Harley Davidson, Indian, and any early American makes are vintage. So are some of the early Japanese models. Although a number of Chinese motorcycles have come onto the market only recently. Some of the enduring brands may make it to the vintage motorcycle market eventually. Many other brands will be forgotten.
Vintage motorcycles are often found in the back of barns. The owner may not even realize what he has. The vehicle may have belonged to a family member. The owner typically has no idea whether or not the item even runs. A skilled mechanic who wants to restore the car can easily put the motorcycle back together if he is willing to take the time to do the work. If he has enough money, he can pay someone else to do the work.