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Top retro bikes at 2017 MCN Motorcycle Show

Published: 17 February 2017

Updated: 16 February 2017

The retro scene just keeps on getting bigger and bigger, with most manufacturers now offering several of their own factory retro bikes.

There are yet more retro bikes coming your way for 2017, and these are the best ones on display at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show this weekend.

Triumph Bonneville Bobber

Styled to mimic those pared-to-the-bone 1940s-style custom bobbers, the new Bonneville Bobber certainly looks the part with its single seat, cutdown front mudguard, flat bars and hardtail-mimicing rear end.There's a riot of classy detail throughout. But more importantly, the Bobber actually goes, corners and steers like a sweet-handling roadster. 

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Ducati reckon they've built a proper off-road Scrambler - something that can handle more than a gravel drive. And they've got it bang on. It still uses the same 803cc air-cooled motor as the other Scramblers, but Ducati have put some serious effort into off-road proofing the Desert Sled. 

Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer

From the 'Black Coffee' paintjob to the lovely Termignoni exhaust with black anodised cover, and stubby cafe racer seat unit, there's no doubting its style. A pair of aluminium clip-ons help its stance, while the swingarm mounted numberplate hanger contributes to that stripped-down classic cafe racer silhouette. 

BMW R nineT Racer

The new Racer takes the basic R nineT platform and adds dropped bars, more rearset footpegs, and a neat - if perhaps slightly short - cafe racer seat. The Imola-style half fairing blends function with beautifully subtle form. There's also an S model, which gets spoked wheels, heated grips, a chrome finished exhaust and LED indicators. 

Yamaha SCR950

The air-cooled V-twin engine is straight out of the XV, and should pack an engaging mix of 51bhp blended with 58.6ftlb of punch. Add some wide bars, aluminium spoked rims, chunky dual-purpose rubber, fork gaiters, and paintjobs that owe more than a passing nod to the XTs and DTs of the early 80s, and you've got an odd beast - but we like it. 

Show tickets

Get your Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show tickets now for £21, children go free - Ticket prices include show entry and live action! 

New for 2017

Adult Paddock Pass (£40) includes tiered seating plus the chance to get your favourite rider’s autograph and enjoy the Slide with the best view in the house. Currently there is Paddock Pass availability for Friday morning only – grab them before they go! 

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