Tuesday, December 22, 2015


The team over at Gear Patrol has published great article on the history of one of most popular motorcycles of all time.. 

In the years following World War II, motorcycles were incredibly unpopular, aside from police officers and servicemen who rode them their work. Before 1960, less than 600,000 motorcycles were registered in the United States. At the time, the majority of bikes sold in the US were Harley-Davidsons and Indians: slow, heavy and dangerous cruisers that quickly became (somewhat erroneously) associated with biker gangs and rebellious youth. There also was the British sports bike, including motorcycles from Triumph, Vincent, BSA and Norton. These bikes were lighter and faster, and could handle a twisty road. But, owning one was not for the faint of heart — they were incredibly finicky and too expensive for the average rider.

Read more at: GearPatrol.com

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