1971 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH “Boat-Tail”

After over five years in the Harley-Davidson Design Department, Willie G. Davidson was promoted to Vice President of Styling in 1969. The boat-tail design, one of his first, appeared as an option available on 1970 and 1971 XLCH and XLH Sportsters. Judging from the amazing array of new motorcycle designs that were hitting showrooms in the late Read more

1929 Opel Neander

In the 1920’s, most motorcycle frames were built up from cast iron lugs and steel tubing, brazed together. German inventor Ernst Neumann employed state of the art aluminum in an innovative riveted channel section frame design just starting to be used in winged aircraft and dirigibles. “Duralumin" was the name given to an aluminum and copper Read more

1969 BSA Rocket 3

Looking back to post-World War II offerings, 1969 was possibly the most exciting year since for new motorcycle introductions. The Commando Fastback had already hit in 1968, in 1969 great new machines came from BSA, Triumph, Honda and Kawasaki; great new looks and high performance. By the late 1960's, the Triumph 500 and 650 had served riders Read more

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