1963 Honda Dream CA77

The first officially imported Hondas came to America in 1959 and included "dry sump" 250cc Dreams, the model CA76. By 1961 the 305cc wet sump model with electric starting, the CA77, had arrived and became popular almost instantly. After experimenting with a few versions of 250cc parallel twin overhead cam engines in the late 1950's Honda locked Read more

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

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