1930-1940s Other Motorcycle Manufacturers

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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1937 Nimbus Luxus

The 1937 Nimbus Luxus motorcycle was produced in Denmark and had many unusual features. This motorcycle featured many unusual design elements such as a channel-steel frame and odd gear lever placement. See detailed pictures and learn about the 1937 Nimbus Luxus.

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.

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. Fed by a Bing carburetor, the two-stroke engine produced 15 horsepower. Learn more about the DKW SB 500 A.

1938 Brough Superior SS 100

The 1938 Brough Superior SS 100 was "the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles." Brough motorcycles were expensive, well-finished machines compiled largely from proprietary components. Learn more about this classic and see pictures of the Brough Superior SS 100.