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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Classic cars wanted at Narborough fair
Lynn News, April 16th

Classic car and vintage motorcycle enthusiasts are being invited to show off their prized possessions at a traditional family event this summer. Preparations are well underway for the fifth annual Narborough Village Fair, including its popular classic...Read more

Brewer gets ready for St George's celebration
Burton Mail, April 16th

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. A spokesman for the firm told the Mail: “Tickets are £5 per adult and kids can go...Read more

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

The Indian Chief Classic motorcycle may be a familiar name with bikers, but if you want to know more about this American cruiser, here's a ride report. ET SPECIAL: Save precious time tracking your investments. By: Abhinav Mishra The Indian Chief...Read more Returns As Title Sponsor Of 2014 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days (blog), April 8th will once again be the title sponsor for this year's AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. The 2014 event features Indian Motorcycle as marque of the year, and is scheduled for July 11-13 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio...Read more

Isle of Man TT on a classic motorcycle, April 1st

it live up to its proud Lion mascot? Will it run reliably? The next instalment will follow soon. • Brittany Ferries run daily services between Portsmouth and St Malo - • Vintage Motorcycle Club - · Follow...Read more

Mountain Motorsports to hold vintage motorcycle show on April 12
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, March 26th

Mountain Motorsports will have a Vintage Motorcycle Show on April 12. It is open to any motorcycles 25 years and older. Sign ups start at 8:30 and with winners announced about noon. There will be 4 to 5 classes, and the winners will receive gift cards...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Restoration, Custom Paint, Engine Rebuilding by Linear ...
PR Web (press release), March 24th

Vintage Motorcycle Restoration including Custom Vintage Motorcycle Paint, Vintage Motorcycle Engine Repair, Rebuilding, and Reconditioning for antique classic bikes are now offered as part of the new services from the Motorcycle Division at Linear...Read more

Chasin' History on the 2014 Indian Chief Classic, March 19th

Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it's chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to 'Merican, he rides 'em all. Wednesday, March...Read more