Vintage Motorcycle Collecting

As usual, a quality article from Forbes.com on the collectible motorcycle market. They also have a pictorial on the Ten Most Coveted Collectible Motorcycles:

Collecting Vintage Motorcycles

Forbes.com
Missy Sullivan, 08.30.06

“Prices have risen steadily in the lower and mid markets, but the real acceleration has taken place at the higher end. National Motorcycle Museum founder John Parham notes that the Vincent HRD A Rapide, a coveted mid-century Brit, has more than doubled in price in the last three years, from $50,000 to over $100,000. A top Brough Superior SS100, the ride of choice for Lawrence of Arabia, was $20,000 to $25,000 ten years ago, but is now in the low six-figures. Factory “works” bikes with documented winning race histories can trade upward of $250,000, as can exalted hand-built contemporary marques, like Britten.”

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