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!
The first big auction events of 2016 are in the history books, and prices held up well.
And we welcome our latest advertiser, Paul Wilson with Shippingmasters.com, to the website!
First off was Bonhams (www.bonhams.com) on Thursday evening and although some very special bikes, especially race bikes, went for strong money, generally prices for nice/average stuff were reasonable. Then the 700+ bike auction at Mecums (www.mecums.com) over three days, moved alot of bikes, but many went to the "sale corral" without hitting reserve. Prices seemed to hold up nicely, a few bargains, but generally no big surprises. Even the high-end stuff like Vincents weren't too outrageous, considering some of the prices last year. Mainstream press like Classiccars.com are even beginning to compare it to the car auction world, telling us what we already know: prices are much more reasonable for the vintage bikes, considering the silly runup many cars have seen, and you can fit many more of them in your garage!
New to bradsbikes.net? 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. Want to see what stuff has been selling for the past few years? Take a look at Price Guide for prices of our stuff sold, as well as various bikes around the globe. Want to buy something? Then go to Current Offerings, these 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 idiots and scammers.
Got a bike for sale? Contact me for details on my Referral Consignment Program: you keep the bike, no upfront fees, I find you prospective buyers from a worldwide audience-at a very reasonable cost.
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: email@example.com
This website is intended to be viewed by those sharing this passion, for relaxation purposes only - enjoy the ride!!