The motorcycle was invented in 1885 when two visionary Germans decided to attach a small internal combustion engine to a bicycle. From that humble origin begins a remarkable story of technological innovation, record-setting, and the formation of a whole new subculture of society. People began racing motorcycles not long after their introduction. In grueling endurance races, an American company named Harley-Davidson rode to the front of the pack with a thunderous roar.
Meanwhile, motorcycling was also becoming popular because motorcycles were a convenient and economical form of transportation. As motorcycles became more commonplace, riding clubs formed, people began to customize their bikes, and a new subculture emerged—one that wholly embraced the free-wheeling spirit of the motorcycle lifestyle—bikers!
Featuring a colorful reading from narrator Kerin McCue, From Boneshakers to Choppers gives listeners the scoop on the wild story of the motorcycle in all its many forms.
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- Michael FD
An enjoyable but slightly superficial overview
A decent narrative history woven together of the history of motorcycles, including significant foreign events as well. A little cheezy at times, but a light hearted, fair, and enjoyable telling.