While it doesn’t consider the pressure of European emissions controls which could terminate some models even sooner, it basically looks at the rate of sales from 2010 to 2020 and calculated the current average change per quarter.
Bikesure business manager Robert Balls says the estimated change data was then applied for the next decade to produce a list of estimated model expiring dates.
Some of the most popular motorcycles which feature in the list include Yamaha R6, Kawasaki ZX600, Honda CBR900, Peugeot Speedfight, Piaggio Zip, among many other rider favourites.
“While these bikes were popular in their time, in many cases it was probably due to their affordability and reliability as first-time bikes rather than because of their style,” Robert says.
“Many will think fondly of the bikes on this list, but unless that reaches beyond nostalgia, these bikes will continue to become an increasingly rare sight. Whatever you choose to ride, we will continue to offer bespoke policies that keep your wheels on the road.”
Here’s a list of the top 10 motorcycles and scooters that are destined for extinction by 2030, followed by the number of vehicles on British roads at the start of this year and the quarter of their expected extinction:
Vehicles on road
Suzuki GSF 600
Piaggio Vespa LX
Other motorcycles which could, sadly, no longer be seen on British roads by 2030 include: