Somerset classic Motorcycles
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The No.1 place in the south west for collectors project bikes
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Thank you for visiting our website and letting us tell you who we are and what we do. We are Somerset Classic Motorcycles. We supply classic Japanese motorcycles around the UK (not just Somerset!). In fact, we can arrange shipping to pretty much anywhere in the world, just let us know which bike you are interested in and where you want it shipped to and we'll get a quote for you.  
 
We are motorcyclists ourselves and still have a passion for it after very many years of riding. We put all our skills, experience and energies into looking for the best examples we can of a range of classic Japanese bikes.  
 
We specialise in project bikes from the 1970's and typically from around 350cc up to 1,000cc and the odd special smaller one too. We also offer both project, partial and fully restored bikes as well as the amazingly original example!
 
We will always aim for a price that’s fair to our customers and to give the friendliest and most helpful service. All our project bikes are carefully chosen to give you the best start. We also offer bikes that have been prepared by experts and come with the information you need to give you confidence. 
 
We can deliver to your door throughout the UK and pretty much anywhere in the World, some areas cost more than others so do get in touch and we can confirm the cost, in some cases we can deliver without charge. Typical UK delivery is around £150.
Visits to view our bikes are by arrangement only please as sometimes we're out and about collecting bikes and many of our bikes are held in secure storage and therefore will be brought into our workshop for you to view. Just let us know when you'd like to come and what you are interested in seeing and we'll be ready for your visit. No problem!

We are the South west UK's No.1 supplier of great classic Japanese Motorcycles from the 1970's
We import motorcycles from the US and Canada where they have spent many years sunning themselves or resting, tucked away in warm dry garages away from the cold and damp of the UK. As a result many of these 40+ year old classics have very little rust and often can be brought back to life with very little work.
We sell mainly project bikes for you to restore but with the odd exception, occasionally we are able to supply fully or partially restored examples too.
If you don't see what you are looking for, please bookmark our website so that you can find us again, we have new bikes arriving all the time.

Coming Soon - These Bikes are currently either in our US storage facility, on their way from the US or Canada.
You can reserve any bike with a deposit.
Suzuki GS 750 1979 11k - £3,995
This GS750 is in great condition and runs really well. It has just 11k miles on the clock, recent new tyres and battery, what a find.  This has to be amongst the best available today.
Currently in our US location and will be on it's way to the UK very soon. Don't forget, we can arrange delivery throughout the UK and worldwide.
Honda CL350 1972 15k - £2,995
Japanese middle-weight bikes are becoming very popular now as they offer easy to ride bikes with Japanese reliability. Many people who have been classic biking for some time are switching to something lighter and easier to manage and Hondas in particular are much in demand. This CL550 is a runner and in our US location and will be with us soon.
Kawasaki KZ750 Twin 1979   £3,995
This bike is a very useable classic. It has some original patina from the years of enjoyment of previous owners but is very clean and tidy. It starts and runs well and should be a totally reliable bike. These bikes are becoming popular with those switching from British bikes as they have that great Twin Vibe, currently in the US but due here soon.
Honda CB350 Four 1973  £2,495
This is a great example of the CB350, the fore-runner to the iconic 400 Four
This bike will need to be carefully recomissioned but is a good runner, just cosmetic work to get it to whatever standard you would like.
This bike is currently in our US location and will be on it's way soon. You can reserve it with a depost or buy it Now
More coming soon
We are collecting more bikes this coming week so bookmark this page and check back soon, new arrivals very soon
More coming soon
We are collecting more bikes this coming week so bookmark this page and check back soon, new arrivals very soon
Honda GL1000 1975   £6995
This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a truely exceptional and original bike.
This Honda GL1000 from 1975 has just 5,393 original miles and even still has it's original tyres.
This bike will only take a small amount of careful recomissioning to ride as it runs great, or show as it is.
This is currently in our US location and can be reserved for you. It will then be on the next shipment to the UK for you to take home.
Laverda Jota  1977   £14,995
We are collecting more bikes this coming week so bookmark this page and check back soon, new arrivals very soon

Kawasaki Z900 a4   £17,495
We are collecting more bikes this coming week so bookmark this page and check back soon, new arrivals very soon
For Sale Now - Viewing by arrangement only please
(sometimes we're off out getting more bikes!)
Yamaha RD400 1976 - £SOLD
The Yamaha RD400 is in stunning condition having been expertly restored, it runs as good as it looks with crisp throttle response and that unmistakable RD sound. This has to be amongst the best available today. Don't forget, we can arrange delivery throughout the UK and worldwide.
Honda CB550 K2 1976
Japanese middle-weight bikes are becoming very popular now as they offer easy to ride bikes with Japanese reliability. Many people who have been classic biking for some time are switching to something lighter and easier to manage and Hondas in particular are much in demand. The 550 is a great engine size with enough power but still very manageable.
Honda CB500T 1976   £2,995
This bike is a very useable classic. It has some original patina from the years of enjoyment of previous owners but is very clean and tidy. It starts and runs well and should be a totally reliable bike. These bikes are becoming popular with those switching from British bikes as they have the look and feel of a British bike of the time.
Honda CL350 1972   £SOLD
This is a newly arrived Honda CL350. The bike was already sound when we took ownership of it but needed a good service and it was back into life at the touch of the electric starter, a cracking original example.
Honda CB750 K7 1978   £SOLD
This is an example of the Honda CB750 K7. This was the last of the four pipers and continued to be available after the introduction of the F sport variant with the 4 into 1 pipes. 
 
This bike had been stored for very many years and forgotten. We are not sure why it's showing so few miles early in its life but it’s a sweet bike with a healthy engine. 

Honda CL450 1970   £4,995
This is an example of the rare Honda CL450. These bikes have established something of a following for those looking for a manageable twin which has a little bit more power than a 250 yet is no bigger or harder to ride.  
The engine has the usual Honda build quality and reliability and we believe that this one has the remarkably low mileage showing. It has come to us as a bike with good compression in the motor and only minor deterioration to the paint and chrome. It is missing a decent exhaust system so that will be an urgent priority. 

Suzuki GS1000E 1978   £SOLD
This is a great example of the Suzuki GS1000E. We have taken this bike apart and absolutely everything in it confirmed the ultra-low mileage. The bike was pristine on the inside and has been a pleasure to recomission. We have been able to retain most of the original bike so this is as authentic as they come.
Suzuki GT750 1976    £SOLD
This is a great example of the Suzuki GT750. This bike was in great condition so needed little to bring it back to life and is offered in great running condition and a very usable classic with plenty of tinkering opportunity left for the new owner. Just click on the link to see more photos and read more..

Suzuki GS1000E 1978   £1,995
This will be a great example of a very useable Suzuki GS1000E. This project bike is ready for you to restore, it has the makings of a stunning bike.
If you would like to have this bike restored in a particular way or to a particular standard then please get in touch. If you put a deposit on the bike we will discuss with you the best way to bring it back to what you want and agree a budget with you. In this case the final anticipated price shown above may change of course. 

Kawasaki GPZ550 1989   £SOLD
Here is a very clean and tidy example of the GPZ550. It has clearly been looked after by previous owners and we have thoroughly checked it over and made sure it is a good as it should be. This one is ready to ride and enjoy. 
 
We choose our bikes carefully and then we prepare them thoroughly. All our bikes are fully serviced, not just an oil and a plug change but a complete check including brake linings, tyre condition and battery health.
Kawasaki GPX600 1995   £SOLD
This Kawasaki GPX600 is in great condition, it has only covered 9861 miles since new with the MOT history showing little use between MOT tests. It is original and unrestored and should prove a sound investment as well as a great and rare bike to enjoy. 
 
We believe this is an up and coming future classic, especially in this condition and a great lightweight bike to get around on. 

Honda CB1000 1996   £SOLD
This Honda CB1000 “Big One” is presented in excellent condition, just as you would expect with just 11,675 miles on the clock, it will of course go though our workshop for a full service to ensure that it rides as well as it looks.  
 
These bikes have all the style and presence of a classic bike with the practicality and usability of a modern bike with brakes and handling to match. The engine is silky smooth and with plenty of torque. 

Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird 1999   £SOLD
This is a very clean and tidy example of the Blackbird. It has clearly been looked after by its previous owners and we have made sure everything is as it should be. This one is ready to ride and enjoy.  
We choose our bikes carefully and then we prepare them thoroughly. All our bikes are fully serviced, not just an oil and a plug change but a complete check including brake linings, tyre condition and battery health. Anything which doesn't come up to scratch is replaced and our bikes are supplied with an MOT and all the documentation we have collected. 

Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird 1999   £SOLD
Here we have an excellent example of the Blackbird finished in, appropriately, black. This one has covered exceptionally low miles and this shows in the condition. The bike has been thoroughly prepared and is ready to ride. 
 We choose our bikes carefully and then we prepare them thoroughly. All our bikes are fully serviced, not just an oil and a plug change but a complete check including brake linings, tyre condition and battery health. Anything which doesn't come up to scratch is replaced and our bikes are supplied with an MOT and all the documentation we have collected. 

Honda CB175 1972   £3,995
This bike is a great example of the CB175, it's been in our workshop and been carefully recomissioned with new silencers and new paintwork to brighten that red, that shows exactly what we are aiming for, if you want it to be yours, then do get in touch, get in early!
Kawasaki Z1A 1974   £SOLD
This is a brand new restoration of a Kawasaki Z1A.  The bike has been thoroughly checked, rebuilt where needed and the correct parts fitted then a new coat of the most popular colour for this model added. A new sets of exhausts completes the bike. 
 
Kawasaki Z900 (a4) Just 26k miles  £14,495
The particular example we have for sale has been recommissioned and partly rebuilt  the proper way.   
Originally supplied in the US, this bike has did not need a complete restoration as it was already a good example. Not concourse, this is a useable classic which still looks fantastic. New exhausts have been added to complete the work done.
Yamaha AT1 125   £SOLD
Just going through our workshop is this fantastic Yamaha AT1. First registered in the US (and with a dealer sticker still on it), this is a fun little single cylinder two-stroke bike with lots of character. Why grown men walk past much more expensive and exotic bikes to marvel at it we don't know but they do!
Suzuki GSX1400 2003   £4,295
Here at Somerset Classic Motorcycles we are fans of the Suzuki GSX 1400. Our directors have either had them or still have them in their personal collections. They are a modern classic and becoming very sought after if they are in great condition. 
 
Most are the classic blue and white which has become something of a trademark for them. Here is one of the much rarer silver ones, as good as our customers expect.
Suzuki GSX1400 2002  £5,295
This is a great example of the now collectable GSX 1400. We would welcome any inspection to see how good it really is. The mileage is quite low as it often is in the nicest examples. 
 
This particular bike is ready to ride and enjoy. 

Yamaha FZS600 Fazer 1997   £SOLD
This is a low mileage bike and is still very original. It runs really well and starts on the button. It will be supplied with an MOT and has been through our workshop and been fully serviced. This one is ready to ride away and enjoy.
Honda CB550 K3
This is a great example of the CB550, the K3 was the last version and saw a number of updates including the smooth silencer design.
This bike has been carefully recomissioned including new front rim and spokes and it's had it's carbs ultrasonically cleaned too. To finish off the work it's had new Continental Tyres both front and rear.
Honda CL360
The particular example we have for sale has been recommissioned and partly rebuilt  the proper way.   
Originally supplied in the US, this bike has did not need a complete restoration as it was already a good example. Not concourse, this is a useable classic which still looks fantastic. 
Yamaha YR5C - £2,995
What a cracking good example of an Iconic two stroke from the early 70's It runs quite well but will need some recomissioning. This is the bike that led to the RD350 and is largely the same. It is responsive and tremendous fun to ride. Don't miss this one! Already UK registered too!
Some great bikes that we have recently sold...
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Customer Choice
We believe strongly in giving our customers as much choice as we can. To do this we offer a range of bikes at different price ranges, including some of the best in the market but also bikes which are restored to be reliable and something to be proud of but not absolutely pristine. 
 
We also offer the chance for customers to decide how they’d like a bike to be restored such as the choice of colour, level of attention to detail or the upgrades fitted such as electronic ignition. A deposit secures the bike and discussions begin about how the bike will be finished. 

If you would prefer to buy a bike and do a good amount of the work yourself then we have a number of bikes that we haven't yet prepared for sale and can be bought on trade terms.
Workshop
We have moved into our brand new workshop building, not far from  Taunton and Ilminster. It's a great new facility where we prepare and restore our great range of classic motorcycles from the 70's and 80's. If you want to pay us a visit then do get in touch, visitors are welcomed but by appointment only please.
You might have seen the (August 2019?) edition of Classic Motorcycles Mechanics showing a very nice Honda CB900 (supplied by a friend of ours from another provider of great Japanese classics).  
 
What you won’t know is that the bike was restored by our very own enginer a few years ago
CONTACT
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CONTACT ADDRESS

andy@somersetclassicmotorcycles.co.uk
mark@somersetclassicmotorcycles.co.uk

Tél : 01823 762261

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