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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VIDEO: The 49th Irish National Vintage Motorcycle Assembly
Irish Examiner, August 30th

VIDEO: The 49th Irish National Vintage Motorcycle Assembly. Sunday, August 30, 2015. Dan Linehan. Munster Vintage Motor Cycle and Car Club speaking at the Celtic Ross Hotel in West Cork about the 49th Irish National Motorcycle Assembly which takes ...Read more

REV'IT! Vintage Jacket Collection
Cycleworld, August 26th

Introducing the Flatbush Vintage and Bellecour Ladies' jackets. Inspired by classic motorcycle style, but fitted with modern technologies, these jackets bring a retro twist to any urban landscape. The Flatbush Vintage takes its distinct look from hi...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Collection to Hit Auction Block
Cycleworld, August 26th

After 30 years, the long-closed Greenfield Honda Shop will be liquidated and approximately 130 lots of classic Honda, Harley, and BSA motorcycles will be auctioned. Additional lots of memorabilia and parts will be sold, making this auction a can't-miss...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Festival showcases classic bikes paired with classic tales, August 22nd

gorgeous 1964 Ducati to show off at a vintage motorcycle festival Saturday, but it wasn't his bike that stoked jealousy among the people who dropped by to meet him. What made them envious was the story of how Secrist came to own the classic motorcycle...Read more

Vintage motorcycle show raises money for the Panhandle Humane Society
Kotatv, August 22nd

The Western Nebraska Vintage Motorcycle Show was held near the Culver's parking lot where more than 100 motorcycles were parked for the public to see. The event was free, but raffle tickets were being offered for prizes, and those displaying their ...Read more

Vintage motorcycle show gearing up for Aug. 22
Scottsbluff Star Herald, August 15th

James Wlaschin, of Scottsbluff, stands with his 1970 Kawasaki Big Horn motorcycle, which will be his featured bike at the 2015 Western Nebraska Vintage Motorcycle Show on August 22. The event starts at 10 a.m. in the Culvar's parking lot in Scottsbluff...Read more

Dakota Midday: Vintage Motorcycle Racer Brittney Olsen
SDPB Radio, August 13th

26-year old Brittney Olsen of Aberdeen was one of the thousands of bikers who gathered last week in the Black Hills during the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Obviously as a young woman, she's not the stereotypical biker. Plus she rides what was ...Read more

Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival, August 7th

The Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival is established as one of the biggest classic bike events in Europe, with 500 racing machines expected on the swooping Donington circuit over the course of the weekend. The racing is organised by the Classic ...Read more