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The History Channel Takes You Through the Evolution of Motorcycles

Did you know that in 1999, Harley-Davidson finally sprinted past Honda to become the best-selling motorcycle on the American market?

If not, then put Motorcycles (Modern Marvels: Season 5, Episode 28, Nov. 1999) –  on your must-watch list. It’s a History Channel documentary about the cultural, technological and artistic story of motorcycles through the ages, and it’s good stuff indeed. This exceptional documentary features more recent events, so it must have been updated since it was first shown in 1999.

As the film traces the development of motorcycles through the decades, along the way, it showcases pioneers in the manufacturing industry like Indian, Harley Davidson, and Honda, includes interesting facts from the industry and you get some pertinent insights from  talk show host and wealthy motorcycle looney,  Jay Leno.

If you’re more into industry insider info,  the doc includes lots of commentary from former Editor-in-Chief of Cycle World, David Edwards, Motocross rider Jeremy McGrath, and lots of other motorcycle obsessives.

Video Documentary: Modern Marvels: Motorcycles Part 1

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