Held at Phillip Island each year, the International Island Classic is an event catering to fans of Classic Motorcycles, and historic Bike racing.
The collection of bikes around the pits and parking areas was incredible and for my first time attending this event, it made a real impression. This is an area I’m just getting into but the passion is already there.
This BSA I believe to be an A65 Lightning Rocket.
These Classic Ducati’s are such lovely creatures, 220 km/h and 11,000 rpm. What a weapon.
More timeless design with the Italian pride colour scheme.
These Ducati 900 DESMO Mike Hailwood Replica. Very valuable indeed.
Harley Davidson Shovel Head powered rigid a classic machine for good reason.
AMF themed vinyl scheme on the tank matched with period correct helmet set the scene.
Exposed primaries are always an awesome look.
A Triumph, BSA and AJS all parked up together. What a nostalgic sight.
A classy dame who’s name eludes my searches. A BSA none the less, and a beautifully kept one at that.The Honda CB750 Four is the forefather to the superbike. The term was originally coined to describe this bike.
In true Honda fashion the engine is what made this bike so incredible, and so fast.
This classic Triumph Bonneville 750 was in such incredible condition and placed perfectly at the edge of the smaller pit area.
Who doesn’t like an Old school Vintage dirt bike, this time in the form of a Yamaha Trail 350.
Replicated Mad Max Kwaka Z1000. Long live The Goose.
Kawasaki Triple’s are the current high value climber in the collectible market.
The Harley Davidson WL is a very distinctive bike. Casually parked it definitely draws attention.
This restored beauty was supplied by BMW themselves and had its own tent for display.
The content at this show ensured I will definitely be back next year.
Photo’s: Nick Drew
Words: Nick Drew