Excitement is building for Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary celebration. In fact, events are already happening worldwide, and starting soon in places like Goa, India and Auckland, New Zealand. In March, the party comes ashore in Florida at Harley’s Daytona Bike Week festivities and the whole shebang culminates in Milwaukee on August 29-31 with a massive blowout that […]
Top 10 Pre-1912 Motorcycles
Motorcycle builders were experiencing birthing pains at the dawn of the 20th century. Many early examples were so wonky the ideas should have been aborted prior to ever going from paper to metal. Ford’s Model T and the production line upon which it was constructed had yet to revolutionize the auto industry, giving motorcycles an early advantage as affordable utilitarian vehicles unlike the recreational vehicles they’re regarded presently.
More than 100 years ago there was no lack of imagination pushing the boundaries of what comprised a motorcycle. These men didn’t have tradition – they were building many of the traditions we hold so dear today. From these early inventions we’ve selected 10 of the most historically important models from the golden age of motorcycle design.