Motorcycles have figured prominently in just about every aspect of 20th-century life. Classic and vintage motorcycles have become highly collectible, especially among baby boomers.

The first motorcycles were produced in the late 19th century, on both sides of the Atlantic. Some of the earliest efforts were simply small motors attached to a bicycle. In the 20th century, hundreds of makers produced motorcycles of all varieties, including Indian, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Crocker, BMW, Triumph, Honda and more.

Two American companies, Indian and Harley-Davidson, dominated the market in the U.S. until the waves of British and Japanese imports in the 1950s and 1960s respectively. While Indian ultimately failed, Harley-Davidson made a comeback in the 1980s, and its vintage 'hogs' are now a favorite of riders and collectors.

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Staffordshire Newsletter, April 23rd

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Leaflets created to help disabled report crimes
Burton Mail, April 23rd

It will feature a shire horse and dray, vintage motorcycle and mini display and also the opportunity to take a sneak peek behind the scene at the brewery for some guests. “Tickets are £5 per adult and kids can go free. The entry fee includes one half...Read more

Classic motorcycle show held at Ashford Market on Orbital Park on bank holiday ...
Kent Online, April 22nd

Classic motorcycles drew in thousands of spectators on bank holiday Monday for a yearly show. Over 2,500 people visited the Ashford Market on Orbital Park to see some of the custom and vintage models on display. Among the visitors was former Grand Prix ...Read more

Great Blakenham: Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club donates £500 to Suffolk ...
Ipswich Star, April 19th

The Copdock Classic Motorcycle Club, which organises East Anglia's largest bike show at Trinity Park each October, presented the Suffolk Oxygen Therapy Centre in Great Blakenham with the cash. Peter Sims, the charity's chairman, said he was ...Read more

Indian Chief Classic motorcycle: Know more about this American cruiser
Economic Times, April 15th

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