Motorcycles are our passion, we restore classic Japanese, British and Italian machines to a better-than-new standard.
An old wreck from your teenage years lying forgotten in your garage, or your favourite old plodder in need of a make over? New Era can restore your vintage or classic motorcycle to as new condition, to standard or modified form. Click the pictures below to look more closely at a selection of our recent restorations.
This recent project has been a most pleasurable bike to restore, as its one of the most iconic bikes of the late 70’s, who didn’t know someone with a dt175 mx?. The bike came to us as a relatively un-tampered example but it had been stored in a damp environment which had caused rust issues. […]VIEW RESTORATION
We have restored many LC’s through the years and have extensive experience of the model and it’s varients. We know how to achieve the correct finish, for example the olive green plating of various components necessary to complete an accurate restoratio The bike came to us as a relatively un-tampered example although stripping of the […]VIEW RESTORATION
Although low mileage and very original this Suzuki had been stored in a damp environment, so it had corroded quite badly in some areas. We managed to re-chrome the original wheel rims which we always prefer if at all possible as new rims often do not have the same contours. The engine was stripped, the […]VIEW RESTORATION
This rare & iconic 80’s special came to us as a basket case with parts missing and a donor GSX 1100 for engine & running gear. The frame & swinging arm had already been nickel chrome plated and was intended to house the Suzuki power unit. It turned out to be even rarer than usual […]VIEW RESTORATION
This fantastic US spec 350 Honda was a joy to restore, as with low mileage it had barely been touched, although the silencers had rotted through. Some replacement replica stainless steel ones were sourced from the States, along with a silver/grey cable set (standard on this model). A pair of down pipes were manufactured here […]VIEW RESTORATION
We have restored many YPVS models over the years and have subsequently gathered extensive experience of the models, checking to make sure the correct cylinders, carburettors and exhausts are fitted if at all possible as these items are interchangeable but best kept original. The correct use of “drab olive” plating on the various fasteners is […]VIEW RESTORATION
The opposition to the more often seen Suzuki AP50 & Yamaha Fizzie, a very unmolested but very tatty example. Surprisingly a lot of parts are available in Europe, and with it having stainless steel mudguards it was a case of being able to restore what we had. We did have to fully rebuild the engine […]VIEW RESTORATION
The baby brother to the 250cc X7, this one owner bike was brought to us by the original owner, but it had been stored in a damp barn for years. So, although untouched, it was suffering with corrosion. Luckily the classic Suzuki parts scheme helped us out with a lot of new chrome work, which […]VIEW RESTORATION
This lovely little DT175 was purchased at the Stafford Show after the customer recognised it as exactly the same model as he owned years previously. Apart from the paintwork being renewed at some point earlier, the rest of the machine was original and un-molested, although the engine was found to be very tired under investigation. […]VIEW RESTORATION
On this classic Kwak, the engine was stripped and the tolerances were measured and found to be well within limits, at least on the top end, but the crank bearings had suffered signs of wear so a strip and rebuild on the crank was needed. The cases were aqua blasted and outer covers polished, so […]VIEW RESTORATION
Not one of our usual projects but we are happy to work on anything when a customer requires the “new era” touch. On stripping the bike we found both chassis and engine issues so it was going to one of our more time consuming restorations. The engine outer cases were stripped off and painted or […]VIEW RESTORATION
Although a low mileage and very original this Suzuki had been stored in a damp environment, so it had corroded quite badly in some areas. The customer had already sourced some new old stock wheel rims, and mudguards along with a box of bits and pieces. The engine was stripped, the cylinder crank cases, barrels […]VIEW RESTORATION