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Please note that the cars or exhibit items shown in this database are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit.
Eysink, the first Dutch car manufacturer, was founded by D H (Dick) Eysink in The Netherlands in 1886 as a bicycle manufacturer. Sons Menno and August saw a future in automobiles and motorcycles, and directed the company’s efforts accordingly.
Japanese company Fuji Heavy Industries is best known as the parent company of Subaru. Before they made cars, FHI was well-known for their line of scooters and motorcycles, including the little Go-Devil scooter seen here.
In the early 1900s, some race tracks were made of wood. Called board tracks, they were constructed of wood because of the low cost and ease of construction. Bicycles were the first vehicles to be raced on board tracks.
In 1903, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was formed when William S. Harley and his friend Arthur Davidson convinced Arthur’s brother Walter to help them finish building the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be sold to the public. By 1910, the year of this single-cylinder machine, they went from building just a handful of motorcycles in a small wooden shed to producing 3,168 motorcycles.
Harley- Davidson (H-D) started by making motorized bicycles in 1901. By 1917, they were a very successful company, producing over 20,000 motorcycles for the U.S. military. It was during this time that H-D launched a line of bicycles.
In 1949, Honda released the first “Dream D-Type” motorized bicycle, made of pressed steel—because quality steel pipe was difficult to find. It was painted maroon, which was a stylistic departure from the commonly-seen black paint of other motorcycles on the road, and became an immediate hit with the Japanese public.
This Honda CB 450 “Black Bomber” is widely considered one of the most important motorcycles ever to come out of Japan. The first of the “big Hondas”, the CB450 was the world’s first production dual-overhead cam bike.
The Honda City Turbo was the brainchild of Hirotoshi Honda, founder of well-known Honda tuning firm Mugen and son of Honda’s founder Soichiro Honda. When he created the City Turbo, Hirotoshi took one of Honda's most unassuming vehicles, the City, and turned it into an aggressive JDM pocket rocket, considered to be well ahead of its time. Impressed, Honda took Hirotoshi's idea and made a production version of it.
Off-road motorcycling exploded in popularity in the early 1960s, with many riders modifying existing designs into trail-ready bikes known as scramblers. In 1962, Honda introduced their factory-built light duty trail bike, the CT, or Cub Trail series.