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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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

Curtiss Museum to host classic, vintage motorcycle show
Steuben Courier, August 1st

Curtiss Museum to host classic, vintage motorcycle show. The event is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Curtiss Museum, located at 5419 State Route 54 in Hammondsport. email · print. By Derrick Ek The Steuben Courier ...Read more