Modern Classics Ride-In. In a Word, it Was Mega!

“Ride ‘Em, Don’t Hide ‘Em.” That’s the mantra espoused by our friends at Motorcycle Classics magazine. It’s an ethos we fully subscribe to, as witnessed by our 2nd Annual Modern Classics Ride-In here at Martin Moto last Saturday.

Perfect early autumn weather (low 80s, high overcast and a light breeze), delicious nosh from Skippack’s Italian Deli, and high-energy music attracted  throngs of old bike fans. Oh yeah, did we mention that there were over a hundred bikes – all ridden in from as far away as Pittsburgh and North Jersey. No trailer queens here!  The event attracted European bikes, Japanese bikes, bikes from the 50s through today, customs, choppers, cafes, and more.  It would be pretty hard to describe in words the energy and enthusiasm in our parking area but maybe this selection of pictures can help. If you missed this, you missed a lot! Next up – the 5th Annual Modern Classics Show on March 7th, 2015. And you can count on yet another Modern Classics Ride in late in August of 2015. Enjoy!


A huge crowd of old bike enthusiasts.

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Kick Starting. A soon-to-be lost art?


Kawi Z1. In it’s day, the world’s fastest production motorcycle.


Every bike was ridden to the event!


A Norton Commando rider in full kit.


Vintage. In every sense of the word.


Among the oldest bike at the event. 1952 Vincent.


Honda CBX. Oh those pipes.



Motorcyclists showing their colors.


MV Agusta 750 America.


The pride of Birmingham.


Brits and Germans, side by side.


Very cool 79 Yamaha XS custom fitted with R6 Inverted forks, monoshock rear, contemporary wheels tires and brakes. All Yamaha all the time!


The view from overhead.