Motorcycles are not merely part of the iconography of culture. They are also among the many inventions woven into the fabric of history, and they reflect the spirit of freedom and adventure of the historical figures who rode them. How well do you know your motorcycles in history?
In the beginning, it was down to a bunch of backyard grease monkeys, factory owners and manufacturing magnates to kit-bash, jury-rig and cobble together the first motorized two-wheelers. Although few of them stayed in the game, their legends live on in the steel and chrome of today’s hogs, choppers and scoots. How well do you remember the now-defunct greats?