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Updated - 21st May 2017

 "Our website is dedicated to enjoying classic bikes & cars"

We are specialist dealers in 70s and early 80s "superbikes", so whether you are buying or selling we hope to be of help. Our site also contains much general information and many links which we hope you will find both interesting and useful.

Our "Showroom" December 2016

Our "Showroom" - see our Stock List Page.


We are life-long classic vehicle enthusiasts and have run our business since 1983 so 2013 was our 30th Anniversary!

Our motorcycle business focuses on the 1970s and we aim to have for sale top quality original specification motorcycles from this period. Our interest takes in bikes from the late sixties to the mid eighties and especially Japanese "super bikes" of this era. However, we aim to stock a good cross section of machines from this golden age of motorcycling. As well as Kawasaki Z900's (our speciality) and Honda CB750s you will also find some tempting two strokes, together with a few Triumphs, Harleys and Moto Guzzis (etc etc) in our barn full of bikes for sale!

We are always looking to buy original and exceptional examples. Most of our stock is bought in the UK, though we will consider European and North American origin machines too. Our bikes are normally roadtested, serviced and MOTed before sale and most will qualify for cheaper classic insurance.

Z1s at Classic Bikes Ltd

Two lovely Z1s here in July.

See Rod Ker's article, on the Kawasaki Z1 900 .... Including history, evolution and factory model identification information.....

We also have many years experience dealing in classic cars especially Jaguars and there are usually an interesting selection available here too! However, our real love remains the Kawasaki Z1....

So if you are buying or selling we hope to do business and that you enjoy your visit to our web site.

Thanks for visiting us!

Will & Tom Swinnerton, Classic Bikes Ltd., May 2017.

Classic Bikes Ltd. is registered in England Company No 4693668 and VAT No 435 5072 61

1973 Kawasaki Z1



Tom & Kate Sept 2012

Tom & Kate, October 2012

Kate on her LM4 at Mallory July 2012

Kate on her LM4 at Mallory - July 2012


Jeremy Wade in his fantastic Riley!

Jeremy Wade in 1934 Le Mans Riley, Sept 2012

Will & Tom in 1977

Tom & Will in 1978

GT750 - comes back to life!

George & Kate bring Kenny Muir's lovely original GT750 back to life! Aug 2012

Tom and Kate in our workshop January 2010

Kate & Tom with an early H2 750

Ducati Damah in 1981

Ducati Damah (& Will) 1981

Kate in the lead! VMCC BEARS

Kate no.87 holds the lead on her Moto Guzzi LM4 - VMCC "BEARS" May 2013



1972 Kawasaki Z1 900 - candy yellow

Kawasaki's master work - the Z1 (candy yellow)

1973 Kawasaki Z1 900 - a very rare original UK bike!

A very rare original UK registered Z1 (candy orange)

Kates lovely 900SS

Kate's lovely original 900SS

Andy Lloyd's wonderful 100 year old Chalmers "Edwardian racer"

Tom (on right) admires Andy Lloyds wonderful 100 year old lady friend, a 1913 Chalmers (known as "Judith") May 2013.

Jaguar XK120 in the Shropshire Hills

Jaguar XK120 (& Tom) 1986

Chris calls for a cup of tea!

Chris Rushton's Lovely CB750

In The Snow January 2013

Our old Range Rover in the Shropshire Snow 2013

1972 Jaguar XJ Series 1 Daimler 4.2 mod

Our Series 1 XJ

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