A collection of over 680 diecast model bikes.
These diecast motorcycles vary from all metal vintage bikes to the latest diecast bikes, or from 1:76 (HO:OO) scale bikes no bigger than 2cm long up to 1:6 scale bikes measuring 28cm. The majority of my collection are diecast production based motorcycles, with the majority being from Maisto. Trying to find custom motorcycles is getting easier.
|Vintage all metal motorcycle||Muscle Machines 1:18 scale Jesse James-
I used to collect all types of bikes, from the cheap, looks something like a bike, up to highly detailed diecast models, but as my collection has grown I have become more fussy and now collect mainly diecast scale models based on real bikes, although if something grabs my eye I will still buy it.
The most popular scale for bikes is 1:18, which gives you a model of about 13cm long and 7cm high. There are lots of makers of this size bike, including Maisto, New-
|Super Motorcycle 1:18 scale choppers||Maisto 1:12 scale Aprilia RSV1000|
|Ixo 1:24 scale Ducati 749s||New-
Collecting bikes doesn’t need to be an expensive affair, if you’re at the right place at the right time, you can still pick up, for eg; Maisto 1:18 scale bikes for less than half price. Buying bikes from E-
|Tamiya 1:6 scale Kawasaki Z1300||Maisto 1:18 scale Triumph Thunderbird|
|Maisto 1:18 scale Triumph Thunderbird||Solido 1:18 scale Ducati Sport Classic Paul Smart 1000LE|
The bikes in my collection have been bought from car boot sales, jumble sales, various shows, off the Internet and shops. I continue to add to my collection at every opportunity I get. The biggest problem I have with collecting my bikes is having enough room to display them. Dusting the bikes isn't a problem as they are behind glass, although you do get a small amount of dust on them.
|Maisto 1:12 scale Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa||Hachette 1:18 scale Kawasaki Ninja H2|
|Starline 1:24 scale Moto Guzzi Normale||Matchbox 1:15 scale Harley Sportster|