What Are Some Examples of Classic Motorcycles?


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Some examples of classic motorcycles include the 1952 Vincent Black Shadow, Steve McQueen's 1931 Harley Davidson VL 74, the 1972 Honda CL350 Flying Dragon and the 1954 MV Agusta 500/4. Classic motorcycles include those built by British, American, Japanese and Italian motorcycle companies.

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What Are Some Examples of Classic Motorcycles?
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The 1952 Vincent Black Shadow is on display at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. It was first unveiled in England at the 1948 Earls Court Motor Show. Its production continued until the manufacturer halted the line in 1955.

Steve McQueen owned a 1931 Harley Davidson VL 74 that he planned to restore. After succumbing to cancer, a fan named Mike Eisenberg took it upon himself to renovate the bike, which was built the year McQueen was born.

Honda's 1972 Honda CL350 Flying Dragon is a motorcycle that reflects the pop culture of the times and features a tie-dye pattern. The pattern was available on a set of gas tank and side covers designed to fit the 1972 and 1973 Honda CL350 or CL450 models.

Finally, the Italian 1954 MV Agusta 500/4 is part of the line of MV bikes that were modeled after Formula One Ferraris. They were introduced in 1950 and were in production for 15 years.

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