A lot of collectors completely overlook the Vintage Motorcycle market, but in appraising these unique and highly collectible vintage motorcycles, I have found that some of these vintage bikes are bringing in big bucks. As an example, The Flying Merkel, built in 1909 as a V-twin motorcycle, the Flying Merkel was in it’s day a high performance legend.
Having established itself as an industry leader, the motorcycles now bring a premium. Even in their day the purchase price of a 1916 Merkel V-twin went for $305 when a Ford Model T was selling for $650. Now we see these vintage motorcycles going for $125,000 against an original Ford Model T at roughly $16,000.
So if you ask me vintage motorcycles are something you should definitely consider when looking at your next acquisition.