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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When GM Was Google
The New Yorker, November 23rd

He was finding that if you searched for Kawasaki H1B, the vintage motorcycle, you'd get ads for lawyers who would help you with your H-1B visa. That sort of thing. By Monday morning, five engineers who weren't even on the advertising team had, acting...Read more

Ninety-eight years later, LAPD takes time to remember one of its own
Los Angeles Times, November 22nd

She said, 'Yeah, he's wearing a police uniform and it's an old, old, old vintage motorcycle.' At the time, I couldn't figure out who this would be. Tell me that doesn't blow your socks off!" he said. Follow City Beat @latimescitybeat on Twitter and at...Read more

Norton Commando History | Vintage Motorcycle Tales (blog), November 12th

2014-norton-commando-history-vintage-motorcycle-tails 1 The Norton 750 Commando SS with dual high pipes has pretense toward off-road rough-riding, but most vintage Commandos this fine won't do much work in the dirt...Read more

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead | Classic Motorcycle Tales (blog), November 10th

This immaculately restored 1936 EL on display at the Wheels Through Time museum shows the art-deco style that makes them so timeless. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead History. It is perhaps one of the most coveted types of American Classic motorcycles in ...Read more

2015 World GP Bike Legends Celebrates Classic Motorcycle Racing (blog), October 31st

The annual Regent Street Motor Show in London is one of the world's largest free motor shows, which attracted 400,000 visitors in 2013. The event on Saturday, November 1, will be the site for the announcement of the 2015 World GP Bike Legends event to ...Read more

Looking For Classic Motorcycle Cut-Downs, Bobbers & Choppers
American Iron Magazine, October 29th

The long history of choppers and custom motorcycle is a uniquely American story, akin to Rock 'n Roll in its cultural impact and global influence. The National Motorcycle Museum is assembling the first-ever exhibit comprehensively documenting the...Read more

Honda CM400A Hondamatic | Classic Motorcycle Profile (blog), October 29th

For some new riders, one of the more vexing things to learn about motorcycle riding is mastering the clutch and shifting process. Stalling the engine, missing shifts, and struggling to find neutral can add up to a very frustrating experience to the new...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Show 2014 News, September 3rd

The Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC) is organizing its 1st Vintage Motorcycle Show, on Sunday, September 28, 2014. This new show, will take place in Barnstable Village, the first of its kind for the area. Barnstable Village is the perfect site...Read more