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Motorcycles

Honda Elite 250- 1986

Honda Elite 250- 1986

When the Elite 250 was introduced, it was the largest scooter for the American market as, previously, the largest scooters available in the US were the Lambretta X200 (1966) and the Vespa Rally 200 / P200E.

Honda Motocompo scooter-1984

Honda Motocompo scooter-1984

This Honda scooter is designed so the handle bars and the seat can be folded down so it can be loaded into the back of a car.  It was originally designed to fit in the back of the Honda City Turbo, a small hatchback car.

Honda QA50- 1970

Honda QA50- 1970

Honda’s revolutionary advertising slogan, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda,” shattered the myth that bikes were only for tough guys and rebels.

Honda Sport 65- 1965

Honda Sport 65- 1965

Honda can be said to have introduced motorcycling to the masses in the U.S., with the 1959 introduction of the C100 Super Cub–the world’s best-selling vehicle.

Innocenti Lambretta 150LD- 1958

Innocenti Lambretta 150LD- 1958

In 1931, the Italian Industrialist, Ferdinando Innocenti founded a successful engineering company most well-known for producing scaffolding and other steel pipes and joints. Just after the war he saw the potential for an economical means of transport and created the Lambretta, so called because its factory was in Lambrate, an eastern suburb of Milan.

ItalJet Dragster 125- 2000

ItalJet Dragster 125- 2000

Italjet has been making scooters, motorcycles, and now electric bicycles since 1959, with over 150 designs to their credit. The Dragster seen here is a mid-range 125cc model; a 50cc and 180cc were also offered, but differed only in power.

ItalJet Kit Kat- 1971

ItalJet Kit Kat- 1971

ItalJet founder Leopoldo Tartarini was a pilot, and later a factory racer for Ducati. The Kit Kat was ItalJet’s 73-lb non licensable-for-street-use transportation solution. It was powered by a 49cc Gyromat two-stroke engine.

IZH Planeta 5- 1968

IZH Planeta 5- 1968

Russia has always had a strong domestic production base for motorcycles, having its largest plant (Imz-Ural) built to produce 400,000 motorcycles per year.

Jawa 175cc- 1959

Jawa 175cc- 1959

After the decline of the armaments industry, in 1929 Czech engineer and inventor František Janeček began producing motorcycles. He purchased the German motorcycle company Wanderer from Winklhofer & Jaenicke and named the new company Jawa Motokov, created by merging the names JAneček and WAnderer.

Jawa Scooter-2006

Jawa Scooter-2006

Frantisek Janecek opened a mechanical shop in Prague that made armaments for European armies.  After WWI that business declined and he decided to diversify by building motorcycles in 1929.

Jialing RCM50- 2005

Jialing RCM50- 2005

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Kamasura 250 VRX- 1987

Kamasura 250 VRX- 1987

The Kamasura 250 vrx can’t be missed in traffic.

Matchless G80CS- 1952

Matchless G80CS- 1952

Henry Herbert Collier (Collier & Sons) founded a company to make bicycles under the Matchless name in Plumstead, London in 1878. The first Matchless motorcycle prototype was made in 1899 with general production starting two years later in 1901.

MBK Magnum Racing XR- 2002

MBK Magnum Racing XR- 2002

Motobécane was a French manufacturer of bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles established in 1923.  Motobécane came from two slang words:  “Moto” for motor and “bécane”  for bike.

McLean Monowheel- 1998

McLean Monowheel- 1998

A monowheel is one big wheel with the rider and engine inside the circumference. It differs from a unicycle which has the rider above the wheel.

Mitsubishi CM90 Silver Pigeon- 1957

Mitsubishi CM90 Silver Pigeon- 1957

Motor-scooters were available by mail before World War II through “Popular Mechanics,” but when Gambles stores began selling them in 1946, mail-order motor scooters took on a whole new meaning. The Montgomery Ward Company began offering this Mitsubishi-built Silver Pigeon C90M scooter in the 1950s under their “captive import” motorcycle brand, Riverside.

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