Underrated Classic Motorcycle

Robin Low
5 min readDec 23, 2022

We all know about the beautiful classics like the Kawasaki Z1 900, the bevel drive Ducati cafe racers, the Vincent Black Shadow breaking records at auctions and getting more unaffordable every year.

Here are some classic bikes that are great, and probably will increase in value in the coming years.


In my list, I’m focusing on several key points that makes these bikes a classic, easily serviceable and rideable (and not just being a collectible)

Kawasaki GPZ900R

This bike is in the movie Top Gun and needs no introduction. It was Kawasaki’s and the world’s first 16-valve liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder motorcycle engine. It was also the first stock road bike to exceed 150 mph. (in 1984)

We can all see how the Kawasaki Z1–900 price has gone through the roof, and I expect this bike to be really expensive very soon. This bike has fairing, and it will cost a lot more now to find one with a nice set of plastic.

BSA Goldstar Clubman



Robin Low

Author, Traveler, Innovator. Focuses on Social Impact and Innovation.