Classic Motorcycle Buyers Guide
Once there were dozens of American motorcycle companies, including Ace, Flying Merkel, Thor, Pierce, Pope, and others. Even Sears-Roebuck offered one in their 1914 mail-order catalog. Harley-Davidson and Indian were the only two motorcycle manufacturers to survive America's Great Depression.
Harley-Davidson FX Models
Harley-Davidson Flathead 45
read Harley-Davidson History
Harley-Davidson Cafe Racer
read History of Indian Motorcycles
Vincent Black Shadow
Steve McQueen Triumph
read Vintage British Bikes
The "super bike" motorcycle years started in 1968 with the three-cylinder Triumph Trident. Soon after, Japanese manufacturers were producing faster, cheaper, and more reliable motorcycles, severely cutting into the sales of both British and American-made bikes.