Although you probably wouldn’t notice it happening, certain models and brands of motorbike disappear from our streets every year.
As newer bikes become more affordable and older models stop production, they become rarer and rarer until they become completely extinct.
We’ve looked at the Department of Transport data to find out which are the UK’s most endangered bikes in 2019.
Most Endangered Models
There are currently 417 models of bikes which are the very last of their kind in the UK, some of which include:
Most Endangered Brands
There are currently 79 motorbike brands that just have one sole bike still on the roads, most of which no longer exist, as well as some well-known car brands such as Lamborghini who had brief forays into the world of motorcycles:
Biggest Decline from 2013 to 2018
The following bikes have seen the biggest drop in the percentage of owners on the UK’s streets in the last five years (2013 to 2018).
They include the Suzuki GSXR 1300 (also known as the Hayabusa) which was for many years considered to be the fastest motorcycle in production.