The Lang Center
1885 - 1953
1868 Roper Steam Velocipede
The earliest version of a two-wheeled vehicle was the Draisine of 1817. Lacking pedals, this predecessor of the bicycle was powered by the rider pushing along the ground with his feet.
1901 Steffey Motor Bike
Dating back to the dawn of motorcycles, this beautifully restored 1901 Steffey Motorbike is a fine example of the integration of two technologies.
Pierce motorcycles were not made to compete in price but to surpass in quality. It was a deluxe motorcycle for discriminating riders.
1913 Excelsior Model 7 C
It is no surprise that the name Excelsior produces so much confusion among motorcycle enthusiasts, with no fewer than three manufacturers using the name (British, German and American).
1919 ABC/Sopwith Motorcycle
With a name like Sopwith, there can be little doubt that this motorcycle has some connection to early aviation.
1919 Harley-Davidson Model J
While early Harley-Davidson V-twins were plagued with many problems, this V-twin represents a very successful basic design produced from 1912 to 1929.
1922 Royal Enfield
Royal Enfield boasts one of the longest histories in the motorcycle industry.
1925 Harley-Davidson Model JD
Beginning in 1925, Harley-Davidson introduced a newly designed frame for its v-twin line of motorcycles.
1931 Henderson Four
The Henderson Four, designed by William G. Henderson in 1911-12, was the third American in-line four. It had a 19-year life, ending in 1931 with this model.
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