Welcome to Ideal Motorcycles

A showroom of vintage and classic motorbikes for sale in West Sussex.

Welcome to Ideal Motorcycles

A showroom of vintage and classic motorbikes for sale in West Sussex.

Welcome to Ideal Motorcycles

A showroom of vintage and classic motorbikes for sale in West Sussex.

COVID NOTICE

During the current Covid-19 situation, we are unable to accept unscheduled visitors. Should you wish to view a specific bike, please phone Simon on 07768 725 646  to arrange for the bike to be moved to a safe and accessible area

Welcome to Ideal Motorcycles

A showroom of vintage and classic motorbikes for sale in West Sussex.

Many interesting Road Bikes, Café Racers, Vinduros, Trail Bikes and Trial motorbikes.

You can browse all the motorbikes we have for sale by clicking here.

Or visit the contact us page to find out where we are and how to get in touch.

about ideal motorcycles

In West Sussex, just North of the South Downs on the A24 you will find Ideal Motorcycles, an emporium of vintage, classic and historic motorcycles painstakingly researched and sourced by one individual.

Simon Elliott – a life long motorcyclist and mechanic– brought up around engines; as his car and bike-racing father owned a garage (his father John racing an Ariel in the Clubman Senior Race at the 1953 Isle of Man TT – pictured right). Simon went scrambling from the age of 7 on a bike built by his father, raced across Africa in the 80s, continued biking on and off road and in recent years, Long Distance Trialing with the likes of the oldest British motorcycle club the MCC including the Famous Edinburgh, Exeter and Lands End Trials – chasing the elusive “golden mile-post” (being awarded a gold medal on each trial within the same year).

With a love of the history, the detective work and the bike’s story, Simon has been collecting Motorbikes with a passion for many years and has a particular interest in factory prototypes, development bikes built for works riders, ISTD and Competitions – all of which sit happily alongside iconic Road Bikes, Classic Café Racers, Vinduro Bikes and a few restoration projects.

George Brough – one of the most outstanding figures that the motorcycle world has ever known, planned and built the Brough Superior to be his personal “Ideal Motorcycle”, we very much like that idea.
Commissions undertaken.

Click here to view our current range of classic motorcycles and vintage motorbikes for sale at our Sussex showroom.

wanted

Ideal Motorcycles are always interested in purchasing classic and vintage motorcycles, particularly those with low mileage and few previous owners.

We are always looking to purchase:

  • Classic First Generation Hinckley Triumphs, particularly Speed Triples, Daytona 1200 and Daytona 900 Super III.
  • Vintage Vincents, all models, including Shadows and Comets.
  • Café racers and competition motorcycles, i.e. road trials and road racing.

Are you looking for a specific motorcycle?
If you wish to purchase a specific classic or vintage motorcycle please send
us your requirements and we will be pleased to keep you informed.

Click here to see our current range of vintage and classic motorbikes for sale
in our Sussex showroom.