1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead EL Sidecar Rig (Frank Webb donation)

Except for their limited production racing machines, at the beginning, Harley-Davidson built only inlet-over-exhaust and then side-valve powered motorcycles for a little over twenty years. They first experimented with overhead valve engines in smaller single-cylinder bikes like the BA; this 350cc single was popular in export markets. But in 1936 Read more

1957 Triumph TRW

The British Army employed motorcycles as a matter of course, not just in times of war. So before and during World War II a number of machines from BSA, Norton, Royal Enfield and Triumph served a wide range of courier functions, were even tested for some battle services. These riders delivered secret signals, ration messaging and even located and Read more

1963 BSA Bantam* D7

In 1954 BSA swept the first five places at the Daytona Beach 200 mile race. At that time racing was held on the beach course and BSA campaigned top riders on Gold Stars and the relatively new A7 twin. Bobby Hill and Dick Klamfoth took first and second places. Looking back, it’s hard to fathom BSA was at the time the world’s largest motorcycle Read more

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