Featured Motorcycle: 1952 Vincent “Red” Rapide

The red bike pictured here is an extremely rare documented red Vincent Rapide Touring with the color-matched valanced fenders; some versions used a few black accents, were not solid red. The next time you visit the Museum you can review it and several other Vincents. The Vincent Rapide was the basic moderate performing machine, the Black Shadow Read more

The VanBuren Sisters and the Indian Powerplus

After experimenting with electric starting, and getting the Cradle Spring Frame worked out, Indian introduced its first Big Twin side-valve engine in the Powerplus, a remarkable machine for 1916. At that time most, not all, American motorcycles were rigid frame with inlet over exhaust engines. And for their transcontinental ride in the summer Read more

“Captain America” Tribute Harley-Davidson

With the very recent passing of film maker, bike builder and social activist Cliff Vaughs, we feature the Captain America motorcycle this week. Some say the Captain America motorcycle is the most famous motorcycle in the world, but it probably vies for that status with Rollie Free's Vincent, maybe Burt Munro's Indian. Regardless, the 1969 film Read more

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