Photos: Some Classic Motorcycle Line Art Drawings

09/06/2012 @ 3:18 pm, by Jensen Beeler8 COMMENTS

This next article comes to you as a direct biproduct of my Labor Day weekend. While I don’t have any children of my own (none that I know of at least), I did spend the long-weekend around what I hope will be Asphalt & Rubber‘s future generation of readers, as well as motorcycling’s future demographic of riders (their parents may take some more convincing).

Kids seem to be fascinated with motorcycles…along with trains, firetrucks, planes, submarines, etc, so when I saw these line art drawings of some classic motorcycles today on Racing Café, I thought the mothers and father who regularly read A&R wouldn’t mind having something moto-related they could print out, and have their children color, shade, or draw all over.

For those of you without kids, well…here are some cool line art drawings of motorcycles. How’s that for a win/win? If you like these drawings there is a bunch more on Flickr, and it looks like the artist who made these drawings is selling them in poster form. Cool, right?

Source: mick&peggy@TN (Flickr) via Racing Café

  • Nts

    Time travelling machines!
    Coming from the past to laugh at many “modern” concepts…..

  • Spektre76

    Love this one Jensen! Maybe I’ll do some of 1930’s era machines for you.

  • MikeD

    COOL STUFF ! Thanks.

  • paulus

    nice. My ‘Nippers’ will love these

  • Sporty4Life

    Thanks for sharing these “real” cafe’s–some of which I grew up on! (Ducatis, Hondas, Suzukis did not exist and thus have no heritage). Agree with Nts — I despise and am sick of seeing all the modern, ugly “monkey humpers” with two rear fenders — one worthless, and the other pointing at the North Star (?!?).

  • Nts

    the problem today is that the designers are not always riders….
    they see a “future” told by their schools without the feeling of what they need to ride…..

  • http://Motoring-news.com Ian

    Anyone know the site for the Japanese guy who does those fantastic drawings of classic Japanese bikes?

  • Singletrack

    “Sporty4Life says:
    Thanks for sharing these “real” cafe’s–some of which I grew up on! (Ducatis, Hondas, Suzukis did not exist and thus have no heritage). Agree with Nts — I despise and am sick of seeing all the modern, ugly “monkey humpers” with two rear fenders — one worthless, and the other pointing at the North Star (?!?).”

    How old are you sporty?? you must have brain damage from breathing too much solvent whilst cleaning oil drippings from your ‘heritage’ bikes.

    WTF? Ducati, Honda …no heritage? Did you not read the Suzuka 50th Anniversary piece? Honda has heritage, no doubt about it.

    …monkey humpers? – I assume you’re referring to the riding position akin to a Monkey Humping a Football. I’ve heard that from knuckle dragging cruiser riders, but never from a ‘cafe racer’. Every one of the bikes shown above (save for the Norton dirt tracker) has a riding position more extreme than current sportbikes.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While I’m not a big fan of some of the current designs, I can still find much to love. And today’s bikes will be looked at as the ‘golden years of heritage’ machines in another 50 years, when kids may not have 160hp sportbikes to lust after.