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It was 100 years ago that America welcomed in the roaring 20s. The Great War was over and people were thirsty for decadence and adventure. The 1920s ushered in a new era of motor tourists as Americans bought shiny new motor vehicles and took to travel the country. While there is no record of the total amount of motorcycles sold in the 1920s, by the end of the decade Americans purchased over 20 million cars and were exploring her roads. We do know that in 1920 Harley Davidson was the world’s largest bike manufacturer and their motorcycles were being sold in 67 countries. In 1923 BMW came out with a shaft driven motorcycle and introduced the boxer engine and when the decade came to a close, DKW of Germany became the dominant global motorcycle producer. We also know it wasn’t just car owners travelling the roads. As early as 1919 adventures like C.K. Shepherd had travelled across America by motorcycle and by 1922…
This is only a snippet of a Travel Article written by Andrew (Drew) Beattie The Motelorcyclist
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