Welcome to Brad's Bikes!
When my wife told me to get a hobby in late 1999, little did she know where it would lead!
It started innocently enough, with a 1975 Norton 850 Commando, which I drove home in 30 degree weather - and I'd never had anything larger than a Kawasaki 400cc previously!!!
A Hobby That Grew...
January found a 1974 Triumph Trident in the garage, along with a trailer-that's trouble! The rest is history, now having many more bikes than my age in years! Keep in mind that I'd stopped riding more than 25 years earlier! My, how all that has changed!
Check out the bikes from around the world under Photo Gallery , and visit the special guests under Family and Friends! Interested in getting your first or next vintage bike? Check out our Current Offerings inventory!
New to bradsbikes? Start by taking a look at my Photo Gallery, you'll find hundreds of pictures of bikes that have passed through our hands or yours. Looking for something to purchase? Go to Current Offerings, those are the bikes currently for sale, either here or somewhere around the country--contact me for seller details. You will not see my Offerings ANYWHERE else: my sellers are tired of the ebay and craigslist buyers and idiots. Got a bike for sale? Contact me for details, no upfront fees, and reach a worldwide audience.
The BIG auctions in Las Vegas are over with, and prices were somewhat all over the place. Seems like supply outpaced demand on Jap and MX stuff, some bikes went cheap, later on prices got better. Nortons are a perennial favorite, and even those prices were high and low. The top-flight restos always bring good yet fair prices, but some of the typical "auction restorations" are still kicking around: there are some specific Triumphs and other brands too, that just keep showing up, same bikes, auction after auction. Make sure you know how to tell if an engine has been restamped! Overall I think prices were fair, clearly some bargains, and clearly some "had-to-have" bikes (read as 'he'll never get that out of it!'), but when you have 750 bikes to run through the block, you gotta keep them moving. See www.mecumauctions.com for more details on the big one.
And if you're not already please FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM AT: @bradsbikes! The pics out there are amazing!
Enjoy the ride, and thanks for visiting!
For those of you new to the website, please note: All of us enjoy vintage motorcycles in the "purist" sense, and hope you do too! We are glad to offer an opinion on the value of a vintage motorcycle, feel free to email us a picture! We'll also consign your bike to the website for a nominal fee, only when it sells. Email brad for further details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This website is intended to be viewed by those sharing this passion, for relaxation purposes only - enjoy the ride!!