BMW’s R Nine T line has several different bikes that qualify as the best retro machines in existence. Take the Scrambler for instance — it has aesthetics that date back to the legendary era of motorcycles in the late 60s early 70s.
The Scrambler includes a raised exhaust, a front wheel that sits larger than the rest at 19 inches, and a super-powerful, twin-cylinder boxer engine at 1, 170cc.
Bullit Hero Gulf Edition
This little bike from Bullit costs about the same as the last on our list, at just over $3,250. It has adorable aesthetics that scream retro, including an air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, spoked wheels, a headlight grill, and 125cc.
These are also sold in the UK, where they’re especially popular in the cities due to their lightweight bodies and easy maneuverability.
CCM Spitfire Scrambler
The Spitfire Scrambler is another fairly new bike that takes its cues from the retro bikes of the 60s and 70s. Although this model originally hit the scene in 2016, the scrambler style combines the modernity and retro aesthetics of an older machine.
The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine puts out 600cc, and the large seat makes it comfortable for long trips. The Spitfire Scrambler comes off the showroom floor for $11,930.
Mash X-Ride Classic 650
Mash fans eagerly awaited the release of the 2020 X-Ride Classic 650 – and they were not disappointed when it finally arrived. Almost like a cross between a 1970s adventure bike and a scrambler, it checks all of the boxes when it comes to attractive, old-school aesthetics.
With a four-stroke, 643cc engine, electric fuel injection, and an electric starter, it has the perfect combination of modern and retro.
Honda Shadow Phantom
Shadow Phantom fans were perhaps slightly disappointed when they first heard that there will be no upgrades in 2020. Still, one may also say, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.”
The 745cc 52-degree liquid-cooled V-twin engine provides an easy, manageable ride from a workday commute to a cross country road trip. The technology in the Phantom’s fuel injection system makes for a reliable cruise, no matter where you’re at in the rev range. This year’s model is available at a price of $7,899.