The 1970 BSA Lightning motorcycle battled faster less-expensive Japanese bikes. BSA didn't survive long afterward as the competition from Japan proved too much. See pictures and learn how the BSA Lightning dealt with its rivals.
The 1913 Excelsior 7-C motorcycle was designed by the Schwinn Bicycle Company, which built motorcycles until 1931. Despite the added speed potential, the Excelsior still relied on a simple rear coaster brake. Check out pictures and a profile.