THE PROPER BIKES COLLECTION - an investment in enjoyment

As manageable as the space needed to keep one and easy to maintain, a 1970's superbike is a wise choice whether for pure riding pleasure or as a sensible investment - or both.

  • Suzuki GT750 for sale in stunning restored condition from Proper Bikes UK

    Suzuki GT750A 1976

    The GT750 was Suzuki's flagship model and it was the last and greatest two-stroke motorcycle they created. Motorcycle journalists commonly described the GT750 as 'awesome'.

  • BMW R100RS for sale, low mileage, un-restored in exceptional original condition

    BMW R100RS 1978

    BMW's flagship machine and the pinnacle of 1970's sports touring motorcycles. Supremely capable, beautifully engineered and very stylish. This motorcycle made cruising at 100mph for exceptionally long periods of time effortless.

  • 1971 Honda CB750 K1 for sale in fully restored condition from Proper Bikes UK

    Honda CB750 K1 1970

    The Dream CB750 Four was truly a monumental landmark in the history of motorcycles and its launch in 1969 caused Kawasaki to delay the launch of their own Superbike and return to the drawing board to think again.

  • Yamaha RD350LC unrestored, original and superb for sale from Proper Bikes in the UK

    Yamaha RD350LC 1982

    The giant killing legend of the eighties. Compact and nimble, these are the machines that every young motorcyclist of the era dreamt of owning. Even today they are a hugely exciting and very capable machines - an absolute joy to own & ride.

  • Kawasaki Z1 900 in exceptionally original and un-restored condition for sale in UK from Proper Bikes

    Kawasaki Z1 900 1973

    The Z1 was the first of the legendary seventies 900 Kawasaki’s and is now the most coveted. Then and now they carry ultimate road presence and gain appreciation and respect from all quarters of the motorcycle world.

  • Stunning lightly restored Kawasaki Z1 900 for sale from Proper Bikes

    Kawasaki Z1 900 1973

    The Z1 was introduced in 1972 and the four cylinder double overhead cam engine was the most powerful production motorcycle engine made . It soon became widely referred to as 'The King' and it positively ruled the roads.

  • One owner low mileage Kawasaki Z1 Z900 Z1A for sale from Paul Brace at Proper Bikes classic bikes sales UK

    Kawasaki Z1A 1974

    The Japanese muscle bike icon of the Seventies. Kawasakis' Z1 summed up the spirit of Seventies super biking. It burst on to the scene in 1972 dominating the decade with performance that put it way ahead of the opposition. 

  • Kawasaki Z1A 1974 for sale in superb un-restored and original condition from Paul Brace Proper Bikes

    Kawasaki Z1A 1974

    The Z1 was the fastest motorcycle of its day and the Z1A was the second evolution. The only differences were the paintwork and minor technical modifications. Z1s' are the pinnacle of collectable Japanese motorcycles.

  • Kawasaki Z1A 1974 in excellent un-restored original condition for sale in UK from Proper Bikes

    Kawasaki Z1A 1974

    Kawasakis' Z1 summed up the spirit of Seventies super biking. It burst on to the scene in 1972 dominating the decade with performance that put it streets ahead of the opposition. The Z1A is the second evolution.

  • Honda CB750 K3 for sale in UK, low mileage and in superb un-restored condition from Proper Bikes

    Honda CB750 K3 1973

    Honda created a landmark motorcycle and what is often considered the worlds first modern Superbike with the CB750. The beefy four cylinder SOHC machine was revealed in 1969 and included the first disc brake seen on a mainstream motorcycle.

  • Suzuki GS750 for sale in UK in stunning un-restored and exceptional condition from Proper Bikes

    Suzuki GS750 1978

    A stylish all round motorcycle with the best handling of the era and ample power. The super smooth four cylinder twin cam engine has developed a reputation of being bomb proof.  Without doubt the most usable seventies classic.

  • Yamaha XS1100 1978 for sale in superb un-restored condition and with just 4028 miles from new. Proper Bikes UK

    Yamaha XS1100 1978

    A beast of a motorcycle and with the largest capacity and power output of any production bike manufactured at the time meant that nobody could then deny that Yamaha offered a true superbike in their line-up.

  • Yamaha XS750 1977 for sale. Incredible original condition with low mileage and superb history . Proper Bikes UK

    Yamaha XS750 1977

    A very usable triple cylinder sports bike. Introduced in 1976 it improved each year until 1981 when it finished its production run as an 850. Standard specification included triple disc brakes, cast wheels and CV carburettors.

  • Original unrestored Yamaha RD400 for sale in UK from Proper Bikes

    Yamaha RD400DX 1977

    The 400 topped Yamaha’s RD range and well and truly earned its legend of being a giant killer. They were fast, furious and it was no wonder they were the dominant tool for production racing. 

  • 1974 Kawasaki H2B 750 in the best possible un-restored condition with just 10,000 miles from new. For sale from Proper Bikes UK

    Kawasaki H2B 750 1974

    Kawasaki's third evolution of the legend, the H2B, maintained all the charisma and thrills of the original but the package was tidied up nicely with tighter handling courtesy of a longer wheelbase and revised geometry.

  • 1981 Honda CB750FB for sale in stunning original un-restored condition from Paul Brace Proper Bikes UK

    Honda CB750FB 1981

    A technically advanced machine with ultra modern Euro-styling for the start of the new decade.  Spec' includes double overhead camshaft, 16 valves, triple disc brakes, tubeless tyres and electronic ignition.

  • One owner, low mileage, un-restored Yamaha RD350LC for sale

    Yamaha RD350LC 1982

    Maybe not superbikes in terms of mass but certainly superbikes in terms of capability. The LC Yamahas are milestone machines that took us out of the seventies and storming into a new era. They became known as giant killers for good reason.

  • Honda GL1000 Goldwing in immaculate original condition for sale from Proper Bikes UK

    Honda GL1000 Goldwing 1977

    A groundbreaking superbike with a widely acknowledged reputation as the ultimate long distance tourer of the era - but with a less known claim to being the second fastest accelerating production bike in the world.

  • A stunning un-restored 1978 Honda CB400 Four for sale from Paul Brace at Proper Bikes in the UK

    Honda CB400F 1978

    Perhaps not a Superbike in physical size - but unquestionably a seventies motorcycling legend. Most motorcyclists of a certain age have a strong endearing connection with this four-cylinder compact super sport machine. 

  • Standard original lo mileage Ducati 996S for sale in UK from Proper Bikes

    Ducati 996S 2001

    Not from the seventies but an achingly beautiful and collectable motorcycling milestone all the same. It is not just a pretty face either as its race record of three consecutive World Superbike Championships titles confirms.

  • Standard and original Honda CB900FA 1980 for sale in the UK from Proper Bikes

    Honda CB900FA 1980

    Smooth, fast and civilised. The DOHC CB900F is a sophisticated package and pushes the perception of just how good and usable a 35 year old classic bike can be. It was not exported to the USA at this time and so remains comparatively rare.

  • Proper Bikes offer an unmolested original UK Honda CBX1000Z from 1978

    Honda CBX1000Z 1978

    The six cylinder, 1047cc, 24 valve engine delivered 105 BHP and the bike itself handled the enormous power superbly with stable handling and fantastic brakes. It could reach 140mph which was sensational by standards of the day.

  • Laverda Jota 180 restored to the very highest standard. Certified by Richard Slater as one of his genuine UK bikes.

    Laverda Jota 180 1979

    When introduced in 1976 this was the best sports motorcycle money could buy. Reaching speeds of more than 140 mph it was the fastest production motorcycle to date and has become  the legendary motorcycle of the 1970's. 

  • Bond Bug 700ES for sale 1972, fully restored and superb from Proper Bikes in the UK

    Bond Bug 700ES 1972

    An iconic seventies collectable. Designed and built particularly for the younger motorists. Super fun and now super rare it is estimated that just 200 are currently left on the road. They raise a smile on the drivers face - and everybody elses.

  • Kawasaki Z1A special. A restored and upgraded Z1900 created by Paul Brace of Proper bikes. he is the designer of the Eagle Speedster.

    Kawasaki Z1A 1974

    40 years ago the Kawasaki Z1 ruled the roads. There have been big advances in motorcycle dynamics during that time but this modified 'Zed' retains all of the original charisma with performance that is bang up to date.

  • Honda CBX1000Z mint, low mileage, original and unrestored for sale in the UK from Proper Bikes

    Honda CBX 1000Z 1980

    The six cylinder, 1047cc, 24 valve engine delivered 105 BHP and the bike itself handled the enormous power superbly with stable handling and fantastic brakes. It could reach 140mph which was sensational by standards of the day.

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