Fire up the tape deck and crank up some Whitesnake because the Burner is back

Raleigh is reviving the Burner for a limited run of 350 bikes

The Raleigh Burner was the UK brand’s first BMX offering and as they put it: “It's safe to say the Raleigh Burner is one of the most iconic bikes to hit the market.”

First launched in 1982, the Burner had 16-inch wheels, a 10-inch chrome frame, rear pegs and the distinct eighties' Rad Pads that set it apart from its competitors.

The bike was discontinued in 1988, but original Burners are coveted by BMX riders and collectors alike.

The UK brand is set to release 350 Team Aero Pro Burners
The UK brand is set to release 350 Team Aero Pro Burners

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Burner, the brand is making 350 limited edition Team Aero Pro Burners — the originals being some of the most sought after and rare of the range.

The 35th Anniversary edition Burners will be made as close as possible to the original spec using a TANGE-made frame and fork, Skyway Tuff2 wheels and other period specific components.

Raleigh is currently taking ‘pre-registrations’ for the bike's launch, so if you were a kid in the eighties and Santa didn’t bring you a Burner now is your chance.

Colin Levitch

Staff Writer, Australia
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Colin now resides in Sydney, Australia. Holding a media degree, Colin is focused on the adventure sport media world. Coming from a ski background, his former European pro father convinced him to try collegiate crit racing. Although his bright socks say full roadie, he enjoys the occasional mountain bike ride, too.
  • Discipline: Road, mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Tarmac mountain climbs into snow-covered hills
  • Current Bikes: BMC TeamMachine SLR01, Trek Top Fuel 9
  • Dream Bike: Mosaic Cycles RT-1
  • Beer of Choice: New Belgium La Folie
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

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