If you’re in the market for fine vintage machinery, grab your passport and book a ticket to Lille.
Lille is France’s fifth largest city—an hour from Paris and an hour and a half from London. And it’s home to Legend Motors: a chic and charming store specializing in rare vintage motorcycles.
You’ll find Legend at 59 Rue St André, identifiable by their dark wooden facade and hand-painted window signs. As unique as that sounds, if you blink you might miss them.
That’s because Rue St André is nestled in Vieux Lille (‘Old Lille’)—a trendy part of town with cobbled streets and old brick buildings, and littered with bistros, bars and galleries.
Legend’s inventory is impressive. At any given moment, you’ll find motorcycles from Vincent, Ducati, Velocette, Triumph, Norton, Benelli, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and Brough Superior on their floor.…