Friday, June 25, 2010

A different direction today!

Motorcycles of Historic Importance


While not necessarily the best motorcycles or the most expensive, these are some of the most influential motorcycles ever built.

Daimler Einspur 1885 Germany



More info. Possibly the first motorcycle ever built.



Harley Davidson 61EL 1936 USA



More info.



Honda 50 1958 Japan



More info.



Honda CB750 1969 Japan



More info.



Bultaco Sherpa 1964 Spain



More info.



Vespa 160 GS 1962 Italy



More info.



Vincent HRD Series C Black Shadow 1965 UK



More info.






One of the more famous pictures in motorcycle history. Aboard the Vincent motorcycle owned by the California sportsman, John Edgar, this final run resulted in the most famous photograph in motorcycling, the "bathing suit bike" shot taken from a speeding car on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Rollie lay flat out on the motorcycle wearing only a speedo bathing suit, shower cap and a pair of borrowed sneakers.



Interesting and Beautiful Motorcycles


This is a much more subjective category but it'd be hard to argue these aren't beautiful and interesting examples.

Indian Scout 1920 USA



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Kawasaki H1 Mach III 1970 Japan



More info.



Matchless G45 1952 UK



More info.



Megola Racing Model 1921 Italy



More info.



Honda RC-166 250cc 6-Cylinder Racer 1960 Japan


More info.


MV Agusta 350 GP 1950 Italy



More info.



Norton Manx 1955 UK



More info.



NSU Rennmax 1957 Germany



More info.



Opel Motoclub 1929 Germany







Cotton 500 1937 UK



More info.



Triumph Speed Twin 1939 UK



More info.



Villa Gran Prix 1965





Odds and Ends


These are bikes I like for one esoteric reason or another.

DKW SS250 1939 Germany







DKW Hummel 1965 Germany



More info.



Ducati Mach 1 1964 Italy



More info.



Ducati Paul Smart Imola 1972 Italy







FN M13 1948 Belgium







Scott Flying Squirrel TT 1929 UK



More info.


And more here.

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