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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Harley-davidson: Other Original Paint 1951 Harley Davidson PanheadDucati: 900ss 1976 Ducati 900ss Period Road/racerHarley-davidson: Other 1968 Harley Davidson Electra-glide Flh Sparkling Burgandy Very Nice BikeHarley-davidson: Other 1947 Harley Davidson Knucklehead BobberOther Makes 1933 Nsu Twin Engine Race Motorcycle Custom Collectible Germany GermanIndian: Chief 1946 Indian Chief Fully Restored By Master Craftsman George YarockiDucati: 900 Ss 1977 Ducati 900 Ss Supersport Desmo Bevel Project 900ss Ahrma Cafe Racer Or PartKawasaki: Kz900 1976 Kawasaki Kz 900Moto Guzzi: 850t 1975 Moto Guzzi 850tHarley-davidson: Touring 1947 Harley Davidson Flathead 45Kawasaki: H1 1969 Kawasaki H1 500Other Makes: 750 - H2 1974 Kawasaki H2 750Honda: Cb 1971 Honda Cb 750 Cb 750Norton: Commando 850 Interstate 1974 Norton Commando 850cc InterstateBmw: R-series 1961 Bmw R69s Restored Exceptional Example Owned By Well Known Bwm CollectorDucati: 860 Gt 1975 Ducati Bevel 860 Gt Project Bike W Title Double Disc Cafe Racer AhrmaKawasaki: Kz900 Kawasaki Kz900 Kz 900Triumph: Trident Triumph Triple T-160Bsa: 500cc 1951 Bsa Racing True Unmolested Barnfind Running 500 Cc Worldwide ShippingHarley-davidson: Other Harley Davidson Panshovel 1967Triumph: Other 1946 Triumph Custom V Twin Cafe Bobber Norton British One Of A Kind No ReseHonda: Cb Honda Cb750 Motorcycle Cb 750Suzuki: Other 1969 Suzuki T 125 Stinger Original Barn Find Clean TitleSuzuki: Other 1975 Suzuki Gt 750 Water Buffalo Vintage 2 Stroke Low Miles Stock Exhaust IncludIndian: Scout 741 45 Ci Indian 741 45 Cubic Inch Scout Racer BobberCustom Built Motorcycles: Other Vw Reverse Trike Project, Radical Custom, Sound Design, 1600 Front EngineHarley-davidson: Hummer 1956 Harley Davidson 165 St Hummer TangerineKawasaki: H2 750 Kawasaki H2 750cc 1973Triumph: Other 1966 Triumph Mountain Cub Tiger CubHarley-davidson: Other 1946 G Motor Wr Style Racer Harley Davidson Bobber Chopper Flathead 45Honda: Cb Classic 1973 Honda Cb450 K6 Green Metallic,gold And Black $$$thousands InvestedBmw: R-series Bmw R27 Early 60'sOther Makes: 300 Dream 1964 Honda 300 Dream MotorcycleYamaha: Trail Enduro Vintage Street Legal 1973 Yamaha At3 125 Cc Trail Enduro Motorcycle BikeHonda: Other 1974 Honda Xl 70 Nice Nr Unmolested Survivor Like Sl 70Bmw: R-series 1969 Bmw R69sTriumph: Other 1967 T 100 C Triumph 1964 1966 1965 1968 1969 1970 Bsa Norton MotoguzziHonda: Cr Honda Cr 250 Elsinore 76 First Of The Factory Look And A Rare Find...Triumph: Bonneville 1967 TriumphHarley-davidson: Touring 1966 Harley Davidson First Year ShovelheadHodaka: Combat Wombat 125 1973 Hodaka 125 Combat Wombat Mx Ahrma Motorcycle Vintage Dirt BikeMoto Guzzi: Lemans1 1978 Moto Guzzi Lemans 1 850 Project Ahrma For Restoration Or PartsTriumph: Bonneville Totally Restored 1965 Triumph BonnevilleYamaha: Other 1975 Yamaha Rd 350Bmw: R-series 1976 Bmw R90/6Other Makes 1967 Vw Trike - Custom Volkswagon TrikeTriumph: Bonneville 70 Triumph Bonneville 650 Show Quality RestorationBmw: R-series Mo1973 R60/5 Bmw MotorcycleHarley-davidson: Pacer Harley-davdison "used" 165cc 1961 PacerTriumph: Street Triple 1973 Triumph X 75 HurricaneNorton: Commando Norton Commando Fastback MotorcycleKawasaki: Kz1000-d1 Z1r Cafe Racer 1978 Kawasaki Kz1000 - D1 Z1-r Rare & Mint, Original, Museum Quality Z1-r CafeKawasaki: Other 1971 Kawasaki F5-a 350Harley-davidson: Wl 1949 Harley Wl 45 I Flathead Fully Restored Machting NumberKawasaki: Kz900 1976 Kawasaki Kz900Honda: Other 1968 Honda Cl 90 S 90Other Makes: Zundapp 1953 Zundapp Ks 601 Sport Beautiful Rare Motorcycle High Performance 34 Hp ModelKawasaki: Other 1975 Kawasaki S3Honda: Cb750 Vintage 1974 Honda Cb750 MotorcycleBsa 1963 Bsa Rocket Goldstar Scrambler Restoration Project