Honda's C90 is the UK's favourite classic

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Data gathered by automotive communication company Loop, has revealed that the humble Honda C90 is the most popular classic on UK roads.  

In total there are 275,012 classic motorcycles, defined as bikes over 30-years old, on UK roads, with an additional 349,793 motorcycles declared as Sorn (Statutory Off-Road Notification), for a total of 624,805.

Honda tops the list of makers with 35,894 registered bikes. British manufacturers complete the podium places with 28,713 BSAs and 26,142 pre-1992 Triumph motorcycles.

Honda C90 on the road

Norton and Velocette are the other British makers making the top-ten with 10,441 and 6189 on the road respectively with the big three Japanese makers and BWM taking the remaining places. 

It was the C90 from Honda’s historic line-up that is the most prevalent classic model with 1278 scooting about. It is also the most likely classic to be Sorned with 4035 of them squirrelled away in garages across the country.

Triumph’s iconic Bonneville is the runner-up with 891 examples with the Lambretta GP 150 taking third with 659 running bikes.