The Glory Days of British Motorbikes

  • Published 1 year ago
  • 6

When a bicycle craze swept across Europe back in the late 19th century, British people decided to stick a motor on the wheels and see what happened. The rest is history.

The British love of fast, daring, and reckless motorbikes is well-known. They were the envy of the world early in the 20th century. From the 1920s until the 1950s, motorbikes represented unparalleled style and excitement. Many riders indulged their passion for brands like Brough Superior, Norton, and Triumph.

During the 1950s and 1960s, the motorcycle industry was the third largest earner for Britain after cars and whisky. They had unrivaled reputation worldwide, and the classic designs became part of the cultural history. During World War II, motorbikes played a key role.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Electricity is the flow of electrical power or charge. The energy sources we use to make electricity can be renewable or non-renewable, but electricity itself is neither renewable ...

  • 128
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources that are naturally replenished on a human timescale. It includes sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, ...

  • 352
  • 1 week ago
  • Not Rated
Technology
artificial intelligence
youtube icon
01:54:17

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer or a robot controlled by a computer to do tasks that are usually done by humans because they require human intelligence an...

  • 183
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated

In order for something new to be born, something else has to go down to ashes. That is a life motto, but also reality for some engineering marvels.This documentary takes a look at ...

  • 487
  • 4 months ago
  • 10(1)
Avatar

4,615 Videos / 16,305,137 Views
Tags

Related Articles
Ever Ace is the largest container ship in the world. The capacity reached 23,992TEU, surpassing HMM Algeciras (23,964TEU...
  • 350
  • 2 weeks ago
Designer Lord Norman Foster designed the bridge from the idea of French engineer Michel Virlogeux. It was specifically m...
  • 350
  • 2 months ago
When construction began in 1994, the project was the largest engineering project in China. By the time it was finished i...
  • 330
  • 3 months ago
For this engineering marvel, constructors had to navigate insane obstacles, such as constructing a crossing in the depth...
  • 442
  • 4 months ago