Proudly displaying John Britten bikes in Invercargill
Generously loaned, the John Britten bikes here at Classic Motorcycle Mecca are much-admired members of our Invercargill motorcycle museum.
Ask any motorcycling enthusiast, and they're likely to sing from the same song-book: the motorcycles crafted by Kiwi John Britten and his team are some of the most innovative ever seen on the world stage.
At Classic Motorcycle Mecca, John Britten fans will be able to get up close and personal with numerous 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.
Backyard visionary John Britten, who hailed from Christchurch, certainly made his mark on the motorcycling world. Our collection is privileged to have a number of bikes built by the legendary engineer on display.
Creator Of The World’s Most Innovative Race Bike, The V1000 Cardinal
The John Britten story is legendary: not just here in New Zealand but 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.