......though only 4 Harleys made the list, they were all Sportsters....more or less....)
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.