Best Lego motorcycles

With winter approaching, how better to get your biking fix – but stay warm and dry inside – than with a Lego motorcycle

A Lego Ducati Panigale V4R

by Jim Blackstock |

Not all biking ‘buys’ have to be sensible. It’s not always about purchasing prudent protective gear or investing in wise accessories for you or your bike – motorcycling can be fun and frivolous, too.

And who, whatever age you may be, hasn’t had a blast building Lego? The Danish building-block concept has come a long way since the days of DIY brick buildings and cars that all look the same.

Today you can build the Millennium Falcon, the Eiffel Tower or even a Bugatti Chiron out of Lego, but it's no longer reserved just for car fans - yes, you can build bikes, too.

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But what’s currently available? How much do they cost? And what do you get for your money? Here’s our current pick of some of our favourites…

Lego Technik BMW R1200GS Adventure 42063

Lego Technik BMW R1200GS Adventure 42063
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Now out of production and rare, hence the price. And yes, technically speaking the R1200GS is now obsolete, too, having been superseded by the R1250GS in 2019 u2013 but Lego doesnu2019t get much better than this!

Created in collaboration with BMW’s own engineers, the completed model measures over 33cm long and 18cm high, the boxer engine has moving pistons, there’s also working front and rear suspension, steering, shaftdrive and sidestand, and, if all that’s not enough, the whole thing also converts into a unique concept machine – brilliant!

Pros:

Fabulous detail

Moving/working parts

Includes alternative model

Con:

Um, the price...

Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R 42107

Lego Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R 42107
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Another awesome Lego motorbike u2013 but this time at a far more affordable price, simply because itu2019s still in production and widely available. Like the similarly-sized BMW R1200GS, this Panigale model features working front and rear suspension and turning wheels.

It's 32cm long and was built in collaboration with Ducati, but unlike the BMW above features detachable fairing panels (so you can see the glorious V4 engine) and even a two-speed gearbox. Recommended for those aged 10+ (or even 50+) it’s a fabulous gift.

Pros:

Great detail

Working gears

Detachable fairing panels

Con:

Not quite as clever as the GS

Lego Creator Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 10269

Lego Creator Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 10269
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This time from Legou2019s more authentic-looking u2018Creatoru2019 series (rather than the Technic series which emphasises moving and working parts), this model of the iconic Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is arguably the ultimate Lego motorbike.

There are 1028 parts so builders are recommended to be 16+, its big ‘Milwaukee-Eight’ 107ci V-twin engine features visible moving pistons, there’s a flip-down side stand, a tank- mounted speedo, authentic reproductions of the Fat Boy’s iconic solid disc wheels and even adjustable mirrors. Awesome!

Pros:

Fabulous looks

Attention to detail

As sophisticated as they get

Con:

Not cheap

Lego Creator 3-in-1 Superbike 31114

Lego Creator 3-in-1 Superbike 31114
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This more traditional Lego kit allows you to make three different types of bike u2013 superbike, classic roadster and futuristic hover bike u2013 rather than just one prescribed model, so has bags of potential and is arguably more fun for kids (real ones, that is, not just u2018bigu2019 ones).

It’s designed for ages 8+, contains 236 parts and the superbike features working suspension, steering and sidestand, too. Not at all bad considering it costs well under 20 quid.

Pros:

Versatility

Easy for younger builders

Affordable

Con:

Not as authentic

Lego Indiana Jones motorbike chase 7620

Lego Indiana Jones motorbike chase 7620
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Another one thatu2019s now selling on Amazon for something of a premium as itu2019s been discontinued but, hey, itu2019s Lego, itu2019s Indiana Jones and itu2019s a motorbike chase scene so whatu2019s not to like?

This one’s accessible to those of just six years and up, contains 79 pieces, the Indy figure even has a whip, hat and shoulder bag, the motorbike has a detachable sidecar, the security gate moves up and down and it also contains Professor Henry Jones and guard figures too, for hours of entertainment.

Pros:

Very versatile

Easy and fun

Accessible from ages 6+

Con:

Minimal motorcycle elements

Lego Technic Street motorcycle 42036

Lego Technic Street motorcycle 42036
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Another Technic offering and sadly, another that is now discontinued, so the price is at a premium, this set allows the builder to create a pair of street motorcycles; a sporty naked roadster and a low-down custom cruiser.

The kit contains 375 pieces and the bike features front and rear suspension, chain drive, working steering and moving pistons on the engine and a faux Gulf-style light blue and red colourscheme.

Pros:

Two bikes for the price of one

Intricate working detail

Aged from 9

Cons:

Price as discontinued

Lego technic Stunt Bike 42058

Lego technic Stunt Bike 42058
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A bit of a bargain, as stock is limited but this is a variation on a theme. Not a reproduction of a genuine, or even a representative bike but this stunt bike is formed from the Technic system and features a pull-back motor to power it over the included jump for all sorts of big-air high jinks.

It features low-profile tyres, fat pipes and old-school graphics. Plenty of opportunity to build and re-build.

Pros:

More active than most

Useful Technic inventory

Cool look and feel

Cons:

Best for younger kids

Lego Technic Snowmobile

Lego Technic Snowmobile
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OK, itu2019s not strictly a motorcycle but it certainly uses similar skills to ride and to build. Another example from the intriguing Technic line, this Skidoo is a faithful representation of a snowmobile and features functioning front suspension on each skid and a moving rear drive track.

The steering operates as well and it morphs into a motocross-style snow bike, with drive track where the rear wheel should be and a skid where the front would normally go.

Pros:

Usual Technic attention to detail

Something a bit different

Two models in one

Cons:

Not faithful to motorcycling

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