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    There is something about the superbikes from the 1970's.

    Whether you were lucky enough to own one, you were a schoolboy who had the poster on your bedroom wall, or you just have a taste for the classics - here's Proper Bikes, a living collection of the milestone bikes of the 1970's.



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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • THE 1970'S

    If you are searching for something special that makes for a wise investment, is a lot of fun, really usable, reliable enough, safe enough & faster than fast enough – you naturally find the 1970's. 


    Easy to start, easy to maintain, satisfying to ride sedately - and electrifying to ride hard. Each and every Proper Bike has an individual character and provides a refreshingly different kind of enjoyment than more contemporary bikes.


    Each of these machines are milestone models and special. The Proper Bikes Collection consists of the very best - whether  'timewarp' originals or compromise-free restorations.