This year’s Rétromobile celebration is still a few seasons away — but this week, the event released news for those of you interested in classic and collectors’ motorcycles.
Rétromobile has always included motorcycles as a central theme within its wide-ranging displays, but for 2024, the event is shifting its focus slightly, and adding in a section of the show specifically aimed at motorcycles. The shift includes setting aside more than 2,000 square meters of space for motorcycle display, including manufacturer booths and aftermarket parts features — both from longstanding show supporters as well as newcomers. The new space will be at the heart of the exhibition, near the Artcurial auction stand.
Ace Cafe will serve as a figurehead of the space, offering both food and drink as well as atmosphere to the area.
Manufacturers already confirmed as of July include BMW Motorrad, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Indian and Yamaha.
“At Rétromobile, we love all classic vehicles, including of course motorbikes, which have also left their mark on the history of motoring,” said Romain Grabowski, Director of Rétromobile. “This passion is shared by at least 29% of our collector visitors who already own vintage motorbikes. The success of the retrospective dedicated to the centenary of the French Dollar brand, which received much acclaim at our 2023 show, persuaded us to bring together everyone involved in the two-wheeled world in the same area and give them a prominent place in future editions. As with the rest of the exhibition, the two watchwords will be passion and conviviality.”
Rétromobile is scheduled to take place from January 31 to February 4, 2024 in Porte de Versailles, France. Learn more here.
Illustration: Alain Bouldouyre