My first motorcycle ride was at 4 years old on the back of my fathers 98cc bike as he rode to school in Germany just after the war. Anything over 100cc was taxed at that time, plus gas was scarce and expensive so people seldom had larger bikes. In this day and age in the USA and some other developed countries, a motorcycle or "bike" as we call it is mostly for sport. Consequently you see a lot of larger and very fast bikes which bear little relationship to the economical bikes used for transportation in many European and Asian countries.

Most of the following photo's were taken at Alice's in La Honda where  almost every weekend  strange, exotic, old, fast, new, ordinary and even humorous bikes cool off while the weather heats up.