The 1955 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide introduced new features like revised cast tank and fender badges. By this time chrome trim had become a popular way of dressing up and personalizing one's bike. Read about the 1955 Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide.
The 1997 Ducati 750 Monster was stripped of non-essentials hewing to minimalist motorcycle design. The approach resulted in a feather-light curb weight of just 390 pounds. See pictures and learn about the Ducati Monster.