10 bikes to buy for the graphics alone
If you’re a fan of motorcycles that boast lairy side graphics, then you’ll want to mark down the 12th of November on your calendar, because Silverstone Auctions’ Motorcycle Sale at the NEC Classic Motor Show has some of the best. Fans of the Paris Dakar will immediately spot the red white and blue Honda Africa Twin and ex-Harry Metcalfe Cagiva Elefant E900, with it’s iconic Lucky Strike colours, both of which are practically begging for some off-road exploits.
Those who prefer to stick to the tarmac are also spoilt for choice, with an ultra-cool Exactweld TZ 250L and Honda 250R both making strong arguments for simple and eye-searing liveries respectively. Fancy something older? Then you’ll want to take note of the 1965 Garelli Sport 50 and 1969 Rizzato Atala, which prove that bikes of all ages deserve more than just plain paint. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll be able to proudly display your two-wheeled wonder as a work of art until the sun eventually returns next spring.