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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David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what's wrong with the Highlands
The Independent, October 24th

The accompanying advert has been slickly directed by Guy Ritchie, and follows Becks and his attractive companions as they journey to the Scottish Highlands. With each of them soaring through the glens via Aston Martin, vintage motorcycle, Land Rover or ...Read more

Nasrec Car Show open to bikes too
Independent Online, October 24th

"Classic bikes and cars, street rods and custom bikes are all part of the movement we call 'petrol-head-onism'," he says. "So we've invited all the mainstream motorcycle clubs, as well as the Vintage Motorcycle club and the Classic Motorcycle club, to...Read more

Polaris: 2014 is looking better than ever
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, October 22nd

Polaris Industries Inc. revived a vintage motorcycle and two-tone paint jobs for the 2015 Indian Motorcycle line. The 2015 Indian Roadmaster is available in a two-tone Motorcycle Red/Ivory Cream Related Slideshow Polaris adds Indian Roadmaster, new ...Read more

Beginner's Guide to Classic Motorcycle Restoration | Rider's Library
Ultimate MotorCycling | News and Reviews, October 9th

I will admit to having rushed to obtain a copy of Ricky Burns' book, “The Beginner's Guide to Classic Motorcycle Restoration,” from Veloce Publishing for two reasons. First, I am a beginner in the area of classic motorcycle restoration and, second the...Read more

Rev your engines! The Sixth Annual Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Show ...
New Times SLO, October 8th

SLO's Mountainbrook Community Church, where dozens and dozens of classic motorcycles will be on display, many to be judged by this year's Grand Marshall Virgil Elings, owner of the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum. Elings' story is one for the ages...Read more

Quick thinking Gateshead pub staff help save vintage motorcycle from scrapyard ...
ChronicleLive, October 3rd

A veteran biker has praised quick-thinking pub staff after his bike burst into flames while he was riding it. Paul Stewart was riding his vintage Royal Enfield Interceptor on Bensham Road, Gateshead - but when he stopped at traffic lights, a motorist...Read more

Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts share love of the open road
Capecodonline, September 29th

Cliff Sampson, of Plymouth, left, chats with Rick Milmore, of Plymouth, and Patrick Casserly, of Kingston, at the inaugural Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce Vintage Motorcycle Show in Barnstable Village on Sunday. Sampson owns the 1970 and 1974 ...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Show rides into Scottsdale Saturday
YourWestValley.com, September 23rd

A hundred years of history will be on display Saturday at a vintage motorcycle show presented by Go AZ Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale. The event benefits Child Crisis Center and New Pathways for Youth. Bikes representing more than 10 of ...Read more