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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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days seminar program to cover riding, racing ...
North Denver News, June 30th

Attendees at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 10-12, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, will have numerous opportunities to hear from motorcycling experts, including AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers, as part of the event's seminar program...Read more

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet - Heaven for Many, June 26th

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Aldana to serve as grand marshal of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
Morrow County Sentinel, June 25th

“Those same people are now coming out to events like AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to re-live and re-experience those memories. They are dedicated enthusiasts and die-hard motorcyclists, and I love to spend time with them and connect over motorcycles.”...Read more

India's Vintage Motorcycle Royal Enfield Is On Full Throttle
Forbes, June 24th

Two years ago, when Hrishikesh Kathe, 29, a Mumbai perfume distributor, decided to buy what he calls his “dream bike,” he had to wait up to ten months for his first ride, as the motorcycle he wanted wasn't available off the shelf. Kathe's dream machine...Read more

BMW Demo Rides at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, June 19th

“We recently launched five new models and are proud to offer them and many more for attendees of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to demo,” said Sarah Schilke, BMW Motorrad national marketing manager. “BMW has a huge line-up this year and this event ...Read more

American Motorcyclist Association Ramps up Vintage Motocross Program at ... (blog), June 16th

AMA-logo-230 PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association's national championship vintage motocross program during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, will include more ...Read more

AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival Happening July 10-12 At New Jersey ..., June 15th

MILLVILLE, N.J. The American Historic Motorcycle Racing Association returns to NJMP July 10-12 for the 3rd Annual AHRMA Vintage Motorcycle Festival presented by Flying Fish Brewing Company featuring The South Jersey Wine Festival presented by the ...Read more

Appeal for help with vintage motorcycle draws immediate response
Isle of Man Today, June 9th

Mr East explained: 'They didn't make many of them, although it was very well engineered and very advanced for what it was. There are very few of them about. 'This particular model belonged to Fred Wyeth, of Laxey, a member of the Vintage Motorcycle Club...Read more