The Finest Vintage Motorcycles Of The ’70sBy Goodness M
The 1970s experienced an increase in the popularity of motorcycles. Most of the vintage, highly specialized motorcycles are still infiltrating the modern market. This list will make you feel nostalgic if you are a motorcycle fanatic.
KAWASAKI H2 750
The success of the H1 Mach III inspired Kawasaki to manufacture the H2 Mach IV from 1971 to 1975. With a 750 cc 3-cylinder engine, the H2 raced a quarter-mile in 12 seconds. This improvement was considered significant seeing that the H1 had a 500 cc engine.
MOTO MORINI 3
Since 1937 Alfonso Morino manufactured this Italian motorcycle. Makers made adjustments to their body style and engines over the years. The bike derived its power and aggression from the V-twin engine. It is still the darling of motorcycle fans to date.
HODAKA SUPER RAT
This was built to offer everyone a chance to enjoy motorcycling. The Hodaka bikes were easy and cheap to maintain. This made them suitable for everyone on different budgets. As a result, Hodaka sold many motorcycles worldwide. From the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, Shell Oil Company owned the company that manufactured the Hodaka.
It was one of the few motorcycles with the uniquely designed liquid-cooled single-rotor Wankel engine. Components such as a smooth rotary engine were assets to this lightweight and powerful engine. It was built from 1974 to 1976.
MV AGUSTA 350B SPORT
Agusta manufactured this motorcycle in the early 1970s. Makers modified its design to look sporty. The engine had a top speed of 96 mph which was impressive in those days. With time, Agusta upgraded the engine and tried different body types.
BENELLI 900 SEI
Alejandro de Tomaso designed this popular Italian bike. It was manufactured and sold from 1972 to 1978. Its top speed of 120 mph and angular design made bikers fall in love with it.
When it was released in 1972, it was one of the first Japanese models which were unique. It met all the regulations and guidelines of the world governing bodies on motorcycles. This 4-cylinder Universal Japanese Motorcycle had a double-overhead camshaft system. It set the tone for more imported motorcycles.