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Motorcycle Throwbacks
Motorcycle Throwback - The Roper Steamer

The year is 1867. The streets are filled with horse drawn carriages that roll clumsily over the uneven cobblestone roads. The smell of manure and horses hangs in the air. Suddenly... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1885 Daimler Reitwagen

We're going back in motorcycle history - ok waaaaay back - to check out the other side of the "No THIS was the first motorcycle" debate. Of course, the other side... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1903 Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson is not only one of the most popular motorcycle manufacturers; they're also one of the oldest. Starting out in a 10x15 foot wooden shed with nothing but... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1904 Indian

We all know the signature "Indian Red" color of the Indian motorcycles. But before the bikes were painted that familiar vermillion, they set themselves apart from the rest of the new motorcycle... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1910 Pierce

As much as America is one of the main hubs of motorcycle culture today, in the early 1900's, we were not the most advanced when it came to motorcycle invention. In the first part of the... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1911 Excelsior

We all know the name Schwinn. We see it on bicycles everywhere from street bikes to beach cruisers. But would you ever expect to see it on a motorcycle? As the bicycle industry was reeling to... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1913 Reading Standard

In the early 1900's motorcycle racing was a fast growing fad that sprouted from the much loved pastime of bicycle races. Many new motorcycle manufacturers began to pop up in order to offer their... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1913 Schickel

The time between the turn of the century and the 1920's was a pivotal yet ever-changing time for the motorcycle industry. New motorcycle companies were popping up and then disappearing just as... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1915 Iver Johnson

Advertised as "Mechanical Perfection," the 1915 Iver Johnson's nickname wasn't all that far off. Over the first twenty years of motorcycle manufacturing, motorcycle designs, models and engines... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1923 BMW R32

While BMW is most well known for their beautiful and extremely well crafted cars, the German company didn't start out as an automobile manufacturer. Rather than building engines for the pavement, BMW... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1924 Brough Superior SS100

During the first years of the motorcycle frenzy when new manufacturers were popping up right and left and motorcycle designs were rapidly evolving, Europe was improving... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1925 Harley-Davidson JD

In the span of twenty years after the 1903 Harley-Davidson started getting pumped out of that little shack that was their headquarters, Harley-Davidson improved greatly. For... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1926 Cleveland

With all of the fast paced evolutions that were occurring within the motorcycle industry in the 1920�s, some manufacturers thrived. The Cleveland Motorcycle company was not one of these... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1928 Neander

While some motorcycle companies didn't have the innovation to stay afloat during the highly competitive and quickly evolving motorcycle years of the 1920's, others popped up just for a moment to cause a stir... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1929 Majestic

Every now and then a restored motorcycle comes along that really makes you revel in the beauty of the classics. Many people look at some of the motorcycles that were being produced in the 1930's with their head... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1930 Henderson

Something about the late 1920's made motorcycle manufacturers want to branch away from the ordinary and into the future. With bikes like the 1928 Neander popping up, designers... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1931 Indian Dispatch-Tow

Three wheeled motorcycles tend to get a bad rep in the motorcycle community. Something as simple as adding a third wheel seems to greatly diminish the cool factor. But trikes are hardly... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1931 Sunbeam Lion

In the early 1900's John Marston and his sons were famous for their high quality bicycles. But, just like everyone else, they became caught up in the new motorcycle frenzy and... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1934 BMW R7

As outlandish as it was, the art deco style still managed to work its way into motorcycle designs even in 1934. The art deco infused motorcycles such as The 1929 Majestic and The... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1937 Nimbus Luxus

Motorcycle manufacturers have always produced some odd bikes in order to attempt to keep ahead of the curve and come out with the next big thing. Example: The 1929 Majestic. Now that is a... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1937 Bohmerland

Ever wish that your motorcycle could fit enough people for your entire carpooling group to fit on so that you don't have to take the car when it's your day to drive? Apparently a Czech engineer... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1940 Crocker

The second half of the 1930's proved to be an annoying one for Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles that found themselves going head to head with a very strong competitor. Though the... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1942 Harley-Davidson

Walk into a Harley-Davidson dealership today and you'll find motorcycles for sale in a plethora of colors. The ever-popular chrome and black, clean white or royal blue with the option to... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1943 Moto Guzzi Superalce

A very large part of WWII was fought from the seat of a motorcycle. The United States took to the back of the 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA while the German army overtook BMW's production line... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1944 KettenKrad

On our hunt for unique and sometimes long forgotten motorcycles throughout history, we've come across some fairly striking rides (remember the 1934 BMW R7?). But when we saw the Kettenkrad... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1945 Indian Chief

There was a whole lot of speculation when Polaris bought out Indian motorcycles and announced that they intended to take over the production line. No one really knew what to expect and some... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1947 Honda A

Honda motorcycles may be one of the biggest names in the poswersports industry today, but it definitely wasn't always that way. While many countries were pumping out motorcycles by the hundreds, the... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1949 Moto Major

Every now and then in our search for classic motorcycles we come across something that makes us take a step back and just look. Those bikes that make you gaze in a mixture of awe and wonder... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1949 Vincent Black Shadow

There are a lot of record breaking motorcycles and with technology rapidly and steadily advancing, the only this that is sure when you break a motorcycle record is that someone will beat it... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - 1950 Ducati Cucciolo

Ducati is a well known name these days in the motorcycle industry. With the new 1199 Panigale officially released and the famous Valentino Rossi racing the MotoGP on one, it's hard to imagine the... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - 1950 BSA Bantam

There was a heck of a lot of reallocation of property after the Second World War and Germany was obviously hardest hit. So when it came time to give up the goods, Germany found themselves losing their... Read more.


Motorcycle Throwback - The 1952 Rumi Competizione

Moto Rumi was a blip on the motorcycle radar in the scheme of things. Here one minutes and gone the next, the company was founded in the earlier part of the 1900�s doing absolutely nothing... Read more.


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