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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2014-norton-commando-history-vintage-motorcycle-tails 1 The Norton 750 Commando SS with dual high pipes has pretense toward off-road rough-riding, but most vintage Commandos this fine won't do much work in the dirt...Read more

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead | Classic Motorcycle Tales
UltimateMotorcycling.com (blog), November 10th

This immaculately restored 1936 EL on display at the Wheels Through Time museum shows the art-deco style that makes them so timeless. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead History. It is perhaps one of the most coveted types of American Classic motorcycles in ...Read more

Looking For Classic Motorcycle Cut-Downs, Bobbers & Choppers
American Iron Magazine, October 29th

The long history of choppers and custom motorcycle is a uniquely American story, akin to Rock 'n Roll in its cultural impact and global influence. The National Motorcycle Museum is assembling the first-ever exhibit comprehensively documenting the...Read more

Vintage motorcycle riders participate in cross county race
Elko Daily Free Press, September 17th

ELKO — With revving engines and rumbling mufflers, a group of riders rolled into town Wednesday on vintage choppers. The Motorcycle Cannonball is a coast to coast endurance run. This year, more than 100 motorcyclists from 14 countries are participating...Read more

Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally 2014
MotorcycleUSA.com, September 16th

Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally 2014 Photo Gallery. Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally 2014 · Spirit Lake Cycles won 'Best of Show' at the 2014 Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally for its '76 R90 with a CB350 fuel tank. The seat, fenders...Read more

Jacksonville-area team heads west on vintage motorcycle endurance run
Florida Times-Union, September 4th

A former military and airline pilot, amateur vintage motorcycle race champion and endurance rider, Nelson has done 450 miles of testing on the new/old bike and is ready for thousands more. “Some people think I am crazy, but I love it,” Nelson said. “...Read more

Vintage Motorcycle Show 2014
CapeCod.com News, September 3rd

The Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce (HACC) is organizing its 1st Vintage Motorcycle Show, on Sunday, September 28, 2014. This new show, will take place in Barnstable Village, the first of its kind for the area. Barnstable Village is the perfect site...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