A New Zealand Legend John Britten

Proudly displaying John Britten bikes in Invercargill

Generously loaned, the John Britten bikes here at Classic Motorcycle Mecca are much-admired members of this Invercargill motorcycle museum. 

Ask any motorcycling enthusiast, and they're likely to sing from the same song-book: the motorcycles crafted by Kiwi legend John Britten and his team are some of the most innovative and groundbreaking bikes ever seen on the world stage.

Among the Classic Motorcycle Mecca collection, John Britten fans will be able to get up close and personal with four Britten-made bikes including an Aero-D-One, kindly on loan from the Britten family themselves, as well as a truly magnificent Cardinal Britten. These bikes attract plenty of awe from Kiwi and international visitors alike.

Motorbike designer John Britten, who hailed from Christchurch, certainly made his mark on the motorcycling world in his tragically short lifetime. Classic Motorcycle Mecca is absolutely privileged to have a number of bikes built by the legendary designer on display.

John Britten Story
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Creator Of The World’s Most Innovative Race Bike, The V1000 Cardinal

John Britten’s story is legendary here in New Zealand and around the world. His life's work is considered the epitome of the innovative number eight-wire mentality and tenacious work ethic New Zealanders pride themselves on, and even today Britten’s story is one that captivates and inspires.

John Britten died of cancer at the age of just 45. Here at Classic Motorcycle Mecca, we feel fortunate to be able to pay tribute to a New Zealand great within our motorcycle museum.

Hero bikes on display