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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Other Makes Bsa/matchless/norton/triumph C.1960's All British Bike Collection. 8 ClassicsIndian : Indian Four Cylinder 438 1938 Indian Four Motorcycle 438 Restored Indian Scout 101 Chief Sport ScoutIndian 1946 Indian Chief - Excellent ConditionBmw : R-series 1975 Bmw R 90 S Completely RestoredIndian : 741 1941 Indian Model 741Harley-davidson : Other Harley Davidson 1966 Xlr Sportster Xlrtt Tt Xlr-tt Xlch Xl Kh Khk Project RaceNorton : Matchless Typhoon 1961 Matchless G80tcs Typhoon 600 Classic Vintage Ahrma Race Bud Ekins RestoredTriumph : Other 1968 Rickman Metisse Triumph 650 Road Racer, 823 Original MilesBmw : R-series Bmw 1969 R50/2Bmw : R-series 1960 Bmw R 60 Isdt Off Road Bike Runs Drives Good Sold With Bill Of SaleNorton : 850 Commando John Player 1974 Norton 850 Commando John Player Edition 1 Owner Original Paint RoadsterNorton : Commando 1975 Norton Commando Roadster With Electric Start !Moto Guzzi : Falcone ** 1952 Moto Guzzi Falcone ** Beautiful Bike ** Original **Harley-davidson : Other 1962 Harley Davidson Servi Car Police SpecialKawasaki : Other 1972 Kawasaki H2 Very Nice !!!!!Harley-davidson : Other 1930 Harley Davidson Model 30c A 30.5ci Single 500cc Antique Motorcycle CompleteBmw : R-series 1965 Bmw R 27 Great Original Shape S Match Runs Drives Good Title In HandHonda : Cb 1973 Honda Cb750 Unrestored Original Excellent Condition, Low Miles No ReserveHarley-davidson : Other 1963 Harley Davidson Duo Glide PanheadBmw : R-series 1975 Bmw R 90 6 Very Nice Runner Beautiful Bike L K Will Go AnywhereYamaha : Other 1975 Yamaha Xs 650 Twin Clear Titled Original Unrestored BeauityBsa : A10 1961 Bsa A10 Golden Flash RocketBmw : R-series 1978 Bmw R 100 S Very Nice ConditionIndian : Chief 1948 Indian ChiefTriumph : Bonneville 1965 TriumphTriumph : Bonneville 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120Harley-davidson : Other 1948 Harley Davidson U Flathead 74 Cubic Inch Nice RiderNorton : Commando 1971 Norton Commando 750 No ReserveKawasaki : Other 1970 Kawasaki A7 Avenger 350 - Possibly The Finest In Existance, Like NewHarley-davidson : Other 1975 Harley Davidson Bobber Custom Chopper ShovelheadKawasaki : Other 1975 Kawasaki Z1b 900 Z1 H2 H1 ATriumph : Other 1969 Triumph T-120r Custom BobberHonda : Cl 1966 Honda Cl72/cl77 250/305 ScramblerTriumph : Bonneville 1978 Triumph T140 D Bonneville SpecialBsa : C15s Bsa C15s 1962 Scrambler Ahrma Vintage 250cc C15 C 15 Premier Bike VintageHarley-davidson : Other 1960 Harley Davidson FlHonda : Cb 1973 Honda Cb750 K2 Classic Bike Beautiful Candy Antares RedBsa : Thunderbolt 1970 Bsa Thunderbolt 650 Original 900 MilesDucati : Other 1963 Ducati Narrow Case Scrambler - Extremely Rare Vintage Bevel DucatiBmw : R-series 1976 Bmw R 90 6 No ReserveHonda : Gold Wing 1976 Honda Gl1000 Honda GoldwingHonda : Ct Honda Ct70 Ct 70 1969 Model Trail 70 Candy Gold First Year Of ProductionTriumph : Bonneville 1978 Triumph BonnevilleHonda : Cb 1977 Honda Cb750a Hondamatic, Garaged Outstanding Authentic Original Low ReserveTriumph : Bonneville 1971 Triumph T120r Custom BobberHonda : Cl 1971 Honda Cl450Honda : Cb 1972 Honda Cb 350-fBmw : R-series 1970 Bmw R75/5 MotorcycleHonda : Cb 1977 Honda Cb750 Four Sohc Cb 750 Beautifully Redone! 13,332 Actual MilesYamaha : Yz 1974 Yamaha Yz125a Yz 125 Vintage Motocross Noguchi FmfNorton : Commando 1974 Norton CommandoHarley-davidson : Other 1947 Harley Davidson Wl Flathead 45 SoloYamaha : Other 1974 Yamaha Rd250Harley-davidson : Sportster 1978 Harley Davidson Ironhead SportsterTriumph : Bonneville 1977 Triumph Bonneville 750 T140v T140 T 140 V Silver Jubilee Rare 1 Of 1000 UsaHonda : Cb 1972 Honda Cb350 Scrambler 12,243 Actual Miles Runs Have Title.Harley-davidson : Other 1936 Harley Davidson Knucklehead Old School Bobber, Magneto, SpringerCustom Built Motorcycles : Other Honda Cl Ss 90 Cafe Racer 1970 Built By Bexton Craft MotorcyclesHonda : Other 676 Original Miles Cb750 Time Capsule Super Clean Unmolested 1971 K1 Dry StorageYamaha : Xs Yamaha 1978 Xs650 Flat Tracker Street Tracker

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Vintage motocross racing comes to Sussex County
Delmarva Daily Times, September 2nd

Vintage motorcycle racing began in earnest in the 1980s when enthusiasts realized they — and their motorcycles — were too old for regular competition. Now, the average competitor is, commonly, someone who raced in their younger days then gave it up...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Meet This Weekend at Owls Head Museum
Freepress Online, August 28th

Owls Head Transportation Museum (OHTM) will hold its annual Vintage Motorcycle Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31. Owners of pre-1994 motorcycles are encouraged to exhibit and will be admitted free of charge ...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Show rolls into Scottsbluff
Scottsbluff Star Herald, August 27th

It's time for motorcycle enthusiasts to dust off their old motorcycle and gear up for the Vintage Motorcycle Show. The first Vintage Motorcycle Show will be held at Culver's Restaurant Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Scottsbluff. The idea for the show...Read more

Seeking Vintage Motorcycle Apparel & Riding Gear? Visit Soul Custom
Ultimate MotorCycling | News and Reviews, August 14th

Soul Custom, a supplier of vintage motorcycle riding apparel and riding gear, has launched a new consumer website. Soul Custom – powered by Ultimate MotorCycling – features the latest in vintage apparel (vintage leather jackets, military style boots...Read more

Donington Park to host second Classic Motorcycle Festival this weekend
MotorbikeTimes, August 6th

The Classic Motorcycle Festival returns to Donington Park this weekend (9 - 10 August 2014) and looks set to be the place to be for motorbike enthusiasts, whilst also throwing in a bit of history for good measure. An impressive range of historical...Read more

Honda V30 Magna at 30 – Vintage Motorcycle Tales
Ultimate MotorCycling | News and Reviews, August 5th

The V30 is physically small, weighing only about 440 lb. fully fuelled up. With a claimed 62 hp on tap, it makes for great performance. Honda V30 Magna. In 1984 Honda's VF500C V30 Magna raised the bar on 500cc performance, so how's it doing 30 years ...Read more

Man Riding from Sydney to London on a Vintage Motorcycle for Charity [Video]
Bold Ride Blog (blog), August 5th

If you haven't already clicked the 'Subscribe' button on the Stories of Bike YouTube Channel, you owe it to yourself to do so. The Australian video series highlights the characters and personalities behind some of Oz's best bikes, and the most recent...Read more

Motorsport: Donington Park to host second Classic Motorcycle Festival
Burton Mail, August 5th

DONINGTON Park hosts its second Classic Motorcycle Festival this weekend with a huge range of motorcycles from across bike racing history and some legends of the track. The festival is once again set to have an impressive range of historical racing ...Read more