Hello netrider, i believe this is my first (and hopefully not last) post/thread on your forums. Im 20, and in the process of getting my motorcycle license in WA. And of course, im limited to laws regarding engine capacity, and therefore must make a logical decision towards my first bike, before going for something significantly larger in a years time. Obviously theirs a large amount of threads already about learner bikes. However, i cant seem to find really any that answer this question... What classification does the Norton/Triumph bonneville bikes qualify as? Stuff like Norton 850 commando/Triumph bonneville T140 (id post image links but this is my first time). I assume its standard motorcycles. But that seems to be either a rarely used term, or a collective term for alot of different style of bikes (namely streetfighter/naked bikes as well). I really like the look of these bikes, however the prices and the sheer are of them is somewhat of a deterrent. And even if they are super reliable, i cant imagine me being able to buy one within several months time. Now, Obviously alot of knockoffs exist throughout the world and because theirs no specific copyright for the general shape of the vehicle, japanese motocycle companies do pinch some of the looks if the bike. Namely stuff like the honda rebel (and apart from the seat the CB250) The Virago250 does look somewhat similar (although is really just a cruiser suffering from anorexia), and primarily the Suzuki GN250 (I cant seem to find anything newer than 1981 or so). Obviously, stuff like the VTR250 is definitely a consideration, but for some reason they dont have the same striking image, primarily because i dont feel like marlon brando (in the wild ones, not the fat depressing older man image you may be conjuring up) in a sports bike or naked bike. Im just wondering apart from the 4 bikes ive mentioned, are their any modern makers that still do bikes that share this sort of style? Or is it a dying breed. Oh and what do they qualify in terms of categorisation. Cheers.