From 1905 to 1908, The Harley-Davidson Motor Company sold the Buckboard motor. Like the later industrial motors of the late 1920s and early 1930s, the buckboard motors could be used in various ways including marine applications.
The history of the Gilera motorcycle company began in the early 1900s with the launch of the VT 317, the first motorcycle designed by Giuseppe Gilera, in 1909. After the first World War, Gilera's 500cc flathead motorbikes won the top international races.
The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that the 2012 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days rally - the country's grandest celebration of old bikes and the people who love them - will highlight the classic "Rockers and Mods" two-wheeled subculture that is presently undergoing a popular resurgence in America.