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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Police Reports for Dec. 18
Opelika Auburn News, December 18th

A Harley Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle was reported stolen. Auburn Police Division. » Second-degree theft of property and third-degree theft of property was reported Wednesday at 8:48 p.m. in the 1800 block of Ogletree Road. » Second-degree theft...Read more

Hanover's Ron Kesselring breaks another national record on vintage motorcycle
Evening Sun (subscription), December 18th

Hanover resident Ron Kesselring poses for a portrait in 2011 with the 1941 Harley Knucklehead custom motorcycle he built. After making some alterations to the motorcycle, Kesselring in August broke a second land speed record on a vintage motorcycle, ...Read more

2015 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Dates: July 10-12
UltimateMotorcycling.com (blog), December 17th

The American Motorcyclist Association has announced that next year's premier celebration of vintage motorcycling, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, will be July 10-12, 2015, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. “AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has ...Read more

Dates Announced For AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days 2015
Motorcycle.com (blog), December 17th

The American Motorcyclist Association has announced that next year's premier celebration of vintage motorcycling, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, will be July 10-12, 2015, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. “AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has ...Read more

AMA: 2015 Vintage Motorcycle Days Dates Announced
Cycleworld, December 17th

A fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features classic motorcycles of all makes and styles, and honors the riders who made them famous. Activities include the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which features road ...Read more

Second Annual Revival Rally vintage motorcycle and scooter show
Orlando Weekly (blog), December 6th

Hundreds of vintage and rare scooters and motorcycles inundate the Milk District today at 2 p.m., when Cafemoto and Ace Cafe kick off the second annual Revival Rally. Local artists will custom paint helmets (artists include Scott White of Rise Above...Read more

Vintage-motorcycle riders gather for annual Black Sunday swap meet
MiamiHerald.com, November 26th

As Alex MacKenzie eyed his vintage Moto Guzzi, he recalled the day he fell in love with motorcycles. “I had a cousin when I was 8 years old who had one, and he gave me a ride. It was freezing cold, and he took me up the mountains,” he said. “I didn't...Read more

Ducati Resurrects a Vintage Motorcycle
Wall Street Journal, November 26th

In The Great Escape, Steve McQueen lights out of a German POW camp on a scrambler—a lean, tough style of bike made for rough terrain and popular in the '60s and '70s. Luxury Italian motorcycle company Ducati, in a departure from its usual menu of...Read more