1901 Thomas Auto-Bi

The Thomas Auto-Bi used a relatively large for the time, 11 cubic inch, or about 180cc, engine that made about 2.5 horsepower. The design used an atmospheric intake valve, a rather large, complex carburetor and cam operated exhaust valve. Drive was by belt and the Auto-Bi could reach about 35 miles per hour. This Thomas is built around a Pierce bicycle, Read more

1982 Harley-Davidson “Sturgis”

In 1980, technology was brought to the popular Harley-Davidson FX line-up in the form of a rear belt drive on the Shovelhead powered machine. The Super Glide, a combination of the FL engine and frame with a Sportster front end created by Willie G. Davidson, was introduced in 1971 with the “boattail” seat design but was soon made more traditional. Read more

1969 Honda Trail 70 – CT70

In 1969, Honda had been building motorcycles for a little over 20 years, selling them in the U.S for only 10. Yet their model line was large and growing, as was their dealer network. The C100 “step-through” 50 was a huge hit, but they lacked a machine for youth and small people at least in the US. In 1961 in Japan, visitors to the Honda park Read more

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