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......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.

Aermacchi (Harley Davidson) Rapido 1968
Aermacchi (Harley Davidson) Sprint Any
Benelli 750/ 900 72-78
Bimota DB1 1985
Bimota KB1 1978
BMW K100 1983
BMW R100 RS 1977
BMW R100CS Last Edition 1984
BMW R65LS 1981
BMW R69S 76, 77
BMW R75/5 1975
BMW R80GS 1980
BMW R90S 1973-1976
Bridgestone GTR350 1968-1971
BSA 441 Victor 1966-1970
BSA 650 LIGHTNING 1968-1969
BSA Rocket 3 68-75
Bultaco Any streetbike 1970
Ducati 750 GT 1971, 74
Ducati 750 Sport 1974
Ducati 750SS 1974
Ducati 860 GT 75
Ducati 900SS 1977
Ducati Bevel Drive Single 1960s
Ducati Darmah 900SD 1978
Ducati Mark 3D 1969
Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica 82
Ducati Pantah 1979
Egli Vincent 1971
Harley Davidson Sportster 1970
Harley Davidson XLCR 1977-78
Harley Davidson XR 750 70-85
Harley Davidson XR1000 83-84
Hesketh V1000 1982
Hodaka Any of the late bikes 1975
Hodaka Any small frame 1964-1974
Honda 70 70-83
Honda 350/4 1973
Honda CB 350/4 1968-1973
Honda CB 400/4 1968-1973
Honda CB1100F 1983
Honda CB350 1974
Honda CB400A 1978
Honda CB450 1965-1974
Honda CB750 1969
Honda CB750A 1976
Honda CB750F 1979
Honda CB77 Superhawk 1967
Honda CBX 78-82
Honda CX500/650 Turbo 1978-82
Honda GB500 1982
Honda GL1000 Gold Wing 75
Honda MT250 Elsinore 1974-1977
Honda SuperCub 63, 65-85
Honda VF750 Intercepter 83
Honda TLR 200 Reflex
Kawasaki GPZ 550 1981
Kawasaki GPZ 750 82
Kawasaki GPZ 900 Ninja 1984
Kawasaki GPZ1100 1981
Kawasaki GPZ750 Turbo 1984-1985
Kawasaki H2 750 1972-1975
Kawasaki KZ1000 1982-1983
Kawasaki KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica 75, 83
Kawasaki KZ1300 1979-19
Kawasaki Mach III 500 1969
Kawasaki W1 68-69
Kawasaki Z1 1972-1975
Kawasaki Z1R Turbo 1978-1979
Kawasaki ZL900 Eliminator 1985
Kawasaki BIG HORN (350cc DIRT BIKE)
Kawasaki RICKMAN 900/1000
Kawasaki Z1R 1000
Laverda 1000 1975
Laverda 750 SFC 1970-71
Laverda Alpina 77
Laverda Jota 1000 1980
Laverda 35C 1000
Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans 1981
Moto Guzzi V7 Sport -1973
Moto Guzzi 750 AMBASSADOR
Moto Guzzi 850 ELDORADO
Moto Morini 3.5 1973
Munch Mammut 1966
MV Agusta 350 GT Works 1965
MV Agusta 500 Triple 1965
MV Agusta 750 Sport America 1975-78
Norton 750 ATLAS
Norton 750 COMMANDO
Norton 850 COMMANDO
Norton/ Dunstall Dunstall 750 68
Royal Enfield 500 SINGLE
Royal Enfield 750 INTERCEPTOR
Suzuki GS 1000 78, 79, 80-83
Suzuki GS 750 76-81
Suzuki GSX-R750 1985, 86
Suzuki GT750 Water Buffalo 1971-77
Suzuki Katana 81, 82
Suzuki RE-5 Rotary 1974-1976
Suzuki RG500 Gamma 1985
Suzuki T500 Titan 1967-72
Suzuki Wes Cooley Replica 1979-1980
Suzuki X-6 Hustler 1966
Suzuki XN85 Turbo 83-85
Triumph Bonneville 67-70
Triumph Bonneville Silver Jubilee 1977
Triumph T100C Trophy 1968-1973
Triumph Trident 1968-1975
Triumph TR6 Trophy 65-73
Triumph Trophy 250 1968-1970
Triumph X-75 Hurricane 72-73
Triumph 500 ADVENTURER
Triumph 750 TIGER
Velocette Thruxton 1965
Velocette Venom 65-70
Vespa Scooter 125 1968
Vincent Egli-Vincent 68
Yamaha 650 Special 1979
Yamaha DT1 250 Enduro 1968
Yamaha FJ1100 1984
Yamaha FZ750 1985
Yamaha R5C
Yamaha RD350 73-76
Yamaha RD400F 1979
Yamaha RZ350 1983
Yamaha RZ500 1984
Yamaha SR500 1978
Yamaha V Max 85
Yamaha Vision 550 1982
Yamaha XJ SECA 650 Turbo 81-83
Yamaha XJ SECA 750 81-83
Yamaha XS-1 70
Yamaha XS1100 1978
Yamaha XS7502D 1977
Yamaha XV750 1981
Yamaha XV920R 1981
Yamaha YDS3 Big Bear 1966