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The 1930-1940s Other Motorcycle Manufacturers Channel explores early models from lesser-known motorcycle makers. See these vintage motorcycles at HowStuffWorks.

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1940 Crocker

The 1940 Crocker motorcycle outperformed better-known bikes of its era. Manufactured in Los Angeles, California, from 1936 to 1940, only 61 Crocker V-twins were built. See pictures and find out what made the brawny 1940 Crocker so special.


1937 Nimbus Luxus

 1937 Nimbus Luxus

The 1937 Nimbus Luxus motorcycle was produced in Denmark and had many unusual features. See detailed pictures and learn about the 1937 Nimbus Luxus. See more »

1940 Crocker

 1940 Crocker

The 1940 Crocker motorcycle outperformed better-known bikes of its era. See pictures and find out what made the brawny 1940 Crocker so special. See more »

1936 DKW SB 500 A

 1936 DKW SB 500 A

The 1936 DKW SB 500 A motorcycle was a stout bike that looked back to racing success and ahead to battle duty. Learn more about the DKW SB 500 A. See more »

1938 Brough Superior SS 100

 1938 Brough Superior SS 100

The 1938 Brough Superior SS 100 was 'the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles.' Learn more about this classic and see pictures of the Brough Superior SS 100. See more »