Welcome aboard the BritBikes blog,

In our opinion, owning a classic British bike is not just a means of transportation, it’s a way of life. When these beautiful machines from the likes of Norton, BSA, Triumph, AJS, Velocette, Matchless and Royal Enfield they fast became impassioned for their precision engineering, style and performance.

Here at BritBikes we understand the passion and dedication when it comes to classic motorcycles, which is exactly why we formed to help keep these glorious machines not only on the roads but in the homes of those who adore them.

Our blog is a support engine for you all to read about not just us, but for you all to share your restoration stories, history, tips and enthusiasm with the world of British bikers.

All submissions welcome to

Happy (and safe) riding to you all from everyone at BritBikesUK

Saturday, 27 June 2015

The AJS E95 Porcupine… the machine dubbed The Holy Grail of British motorbikes

I saw in the news today that an 1954 AJS E95 Porcupine will be making a grand return to the classic TT in August, a massive 61 years after it last raced in the Isle of Man and is being celebrated by a riding a lap of honour at this year’s Jurby festival – certainly a sight I wish I was going to view!

AJS were the only British manufacturer that built racers that were not retailed to the general public, producing four E90’s then moving on and making four E95’s. This precision made machine has to be one of the world’s rarest and most renowned motorbikes and is nothing short of stunning. Perceived during the Second World War and on a tight budget the E95 was originally designed to be a supercharged motorcycle, this was halted due to regulation and it needed to go back to the drawing board to make it perform without it. With changes made it went on to carry out its brief racing career, but to this day it remains the only twin-cylinder motorcycle to have ever won the 500cc World Championship.

It’s amazing to me that after such a long time off the road and the fact that only four of these bikes were ever produced that we still have them surviving today. My hat comes off to Robert Ianucci for putting the money, time, effort and hard work into restoring such a massive part of motorbike history. After hearing that it took a lengthy 33 years to bring the E95 back to its full glory, needing extensive searching for data and parts that were not mass produced, plus even finding factory personnel involved in the production of the Porcupine I can say I am totally in awe of the efforts put in to what must have been the most ultimate restoration project I've have ever heard of – a true labour of love in my opinion. It is no mean feat as these machines share little with their manufactured counterparts.

Finding one up for sale must be every classic motorcycle lover’s dream (I know it’s mine) and the last I heard of one selling, I believe at Bonham’s, it was anticipated to reach bids in excess of $750,000. This is no “barn find” or something a little bit rare you may stumble across on eBay once in a while, owning something like this is a once in a life time opportunity, something Robert Ianucci is a lucky man to be able to say he has had the pleasure of managing in his. With prices like that, my final thought would be that not only is this the epitome of classic motorcycle royalty, but most likely the worlds most expensive too.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

classic and vintage motorcycle parts to the USA

50% off USA Delivery at!

Yes we are offering half price shipping on our classic and vintage motorcycle parts to our customers in the USA!
Non of us like shipping charges but hopefully this helps you guys out a bit.

The offer is limited and runs until the 30th of June so don't hang around. Grab what you can and have make use of the half price delivery.

No coupon codes required as the discount is automatically applied.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Its launch day!

Today is our official launch day – yes that’s right, the new online shop is now live and fully functioning!

Head over to see our extensive range of items for your vintage bike, from service items to everything you need for a restoration project.

Happy part shopping J

Sunday, 7 June 2015

So, we are launching “BritBikes feature of the month”

This blog isn't all about us you know, really it’s all about you and your bikes!
Send us your stories because we want to feature you. Tell us how you got your first motorbike, or all about a restoration project you did, some of your memories about being out and about on your classic beauty or did you get your hands on a rare find? Maybe you have some history, information or tips you want to share or even just some pictures (everyone loves pictures).

We want this to be as much about your love as it is ours.

Every month we will randomly choose one of your stories and share it on the blog for everyone to enjoy (what a great opportunity to talk bike) so take a walk down memory lane with us and send all your submissions to

We can’t wait to get reading! 

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Welcome aboard the BritBikes blog, we hope you enjoy the ride…

In our opinion, owning a classic British bike is not just a means of transportation that will get you from A to B, it’s so much more than that, it’s a way of life. When these beautiful machines from the likes of Norton, BSA, Triumph and Royal Enfield  went into production over 100 years ago I doubt it was foreseen that by the 1960’s they would fast became so much more that engine propelled bikes, but would be impassioned for their recreational use, their precision engineering, style and performance.

This is one of the many reasons we launched feet first into helping all our fellow vintage bikers keep these beautiful machines running in all their glory with, supplying everything from seats, valves and gaskets to memorabilia and manuals.

We want this blog to not just be a place where we can share our knowledge and restoration projects with you, but for you to share with us and everyone else as well. We welcome your submissions at and can’t wait to hear all about you and your British beauties.