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* Classic Motorcycles
*BMW Motorcycles *Ducati Motorcycles *Honda Motorcycles *Triumph Motorcycles *Other Classic Motorcycles
* BMW motorcycles wear a blue-and-white logo designed to conjure up a spinning airplane propeller. Learn why that's an apt symbol by linking to the BMW motorcycle articles below. BMW motorcycles were born from precision-minded German aircraft builders, a legacy of engineering that continues today. Learn about the pivotal bikes that established BMW motorcycles as the definition of two-wheel refinement and balance.
* * Ducati motorcycles roared from the ashes of World War II to embody the highest principals of efficient motorcycle design and exotic looks. Link to the articles below to learn how Ducati did it. * The Ducati story is one of a war-devastated Italian electronics firm that remade itself as builder of some of the world's most desirable motorcycles. * The earliest Ducati motorcycles were basic transportation, but before long they were winning races and wowing the most discriminating riders. Learn about these great bikes that, by the 1970 s, were certified works of motorcycle art.
* * Honda motorcycles changed the image of the motorcycle in the 1960 s, and not a * * * moment too soon. Learn how Honda did it by checking out the links below. Motorcycles in the early 1960 s suffered an image problem. They were identified with society's outsiders. But thanks to friendly little bikes like the 1969 Honda Dream 305, motorcycles were suddenly welcome on suburbia's driveways. Discover in these articles a story made all the more remarkable by the multiple dimensions of Honda's impact on motorcycling. Not only did Honda domesticate the motorcycle, it raced to the other end of the spectrum to create some of the world's hottest power bikes. And it helped instigate an entire motorcycle cult as maker of the remarkable Gold Wing series. Learn more about these and other historic Hondas.
* *Triumph motorcycles have their own place in the hearts of hard- core bikers, as you'll discover by linking to the Triumph motorcycle articles below. *These brash Brits had a look of bold confidence and backed it up with race-winning speed that befit the legends that road them. *Marlon Brando roared across the silver screen on a Triumph in "The Wild One" in 1953. Bob Dylan crashed one in Woodstock, N. Y. in 1966. Check out our choice selection of classic Triumph motorcycles to discover why they've become so iconic.
* * Link to the articles below for a full-throttle blast through picture-packed profiles of more than 60 classic motorcycles. * Check out pioneers like the 1904 Marsh, emblematic of an era when a motorcycle was little more than an internal combustion engine bolted to a bicycle frame. * Learn about advances that led to boulevard bullies like the 1940 Crocker, which could show its taillight to most anything on wheels -- two or four. * Discover how motorcycles evolved along dual paths in the 1950 s and 1960 s. One followed the outlaw romance of bikes like the Vincent Black Shadow. The other led innocently to the likes of the 1964 Vespa. * Find out how the speed, reliability, and value of Japanese bikes recast the motorcycle world and loosed on the streets rockets like the 1986 Suzuki GSXR 750. * And see what happened when free thinkers saddled up a 502 -cubic-inch Chevy V-8 to create the aptly named 1996 Boss Hoss. It's just one of the great bikes among scores of classic motorcycles.