By Craig on March 10, 2018
Since the introduction of motorcycles in the mid-century, the inspiration for these vehicles came from the bicycle. Early designs of this vehicle involved three wheels rather than two and were conceived by two German inventors in 1885. This invention gave rise to three main types; street (which includes cruisers, sportbikes, and mopeds), off-road and dual purpose. Today, motorcycle enthusiasts vary from thrill-seeking daredevils and fearless stunt masters to everyday commuters
America jumped on the bandwagon sometime between 1896 and 1900, which paved the way for a number of classics. They are distinguished from their modern counterparts by their simple designs, many of which were cruisers. One such example is the 1921 Reading Standard, which is identified by its teal paint job. Another is the American Fours; namely the 1910 Pierce Four and the 1914 Henderson Four.
Motorcycles such as sportbikes, have been revamped for speed, acceleration, and cornering on paved roads. Many of these, such as the EBR 1190 RX and the Lightning LS 218 are favorites among avid racers. Off-road bikes, as the name suggests are more suited to rugged terrain and gravel, the perfect vehicle for sport-like dirt bike racing. No matter the type, no matter the individual’s preference, there is the perfect motorcycle to be found.
How much do you really know about American motorcycles? Well, this is the perfect place for you to test that knowledge. Take it to see how much you know and if there is any need for improvement!