No, this isn’t something we have found at a vintage bike auction. The Sterling 1920s-style motorcycles by Black Douglas are new and ready to order right now.
It’s a serious business too. Each of the vintage-style motorbikes is handmade and customised to your exact specification, the end result merging modern technology with the classic look of an original flat tank bike.
Saying that, there are ‘off the peg’ models to choose from on the site, four of which are pictured here and all of which can be tweaked to your own needs. Each is available with a modern-era 125cc or 230cc engine and with details such as a powder coated chassis, hand painted stripes, leather seating, nickel-plated extras, Avon Speedmaster tyres, even a wicker basket if that’s for you.
The best advice is to check out the site if these bikes are getting you warm under the collar. But make sure you have checked your bank balance first. prices do vary, but the starting point is from €9,882. More if you bump up the engine. Good looks don’t come cheap I’m afraid.