Pam USA, 1921? - 1924?, Made by the Autocylette Manufacturing
and Sales Corp.
Pansy USA, 1905? NY?
Panzer USA, Organized in 1996, Harley Clone custom bike maker that uses The "Neo-Pan" a redesigned engine
that resembles a Pan Head
Patee USA, 1901 - 1902? The Patee Bicycle Co. tried their hand at motorcycles after buying Joshua Morris' (Morris-Corkhill)
engine business, but it was short lived
Pedigree USA, Custom scooters
Peerless USA, 1913 - 1916, Boston, They had singles and v-twins
Peerless SD USA,
PEM USA, 1911 - 1912? Waverly Mfg Wisconsin
Pennington United States and England, 1895 - 96?
1900?, Designed by E.J. Pennington, an American promoter, It was designed in the United States, and was built by the Hitchcock
Manufacturing Co but was also produced in England
Pierce USA, 1909 - 1914, George Pierce, owner of the Pierce Arrow Automobile Company, and the Pierce
Bicycle Company, started making the Pierce Four motorcycle in 1909. A single cylinder model was added in 1910.
Pirate Milwaukee Motorcycle
Co, early 1900's
Pope USA, 1911 - 1918, They had a 998cc v-twin in 1914
1 USA, Harley clones
Reading Standard USA, 1905? Early models used Thor engines.
Bought by Cleveland motorcycle in 1922, Cleveland sold the last Reading Standard in 1923. Some had an 1170cc V-twin,
Racycle USA, 1900's Miami
Cycle Co. Thor engines
Red Horse USA, Harley clones
Regas USA, The Regas Vehicle Company built it's first motorcycle around 1900 using a DeDion engine.
Before they stopped making motorcycles in 1903 they also used Patee and or Fleming engines
Reliance USA, In 1903 the Reliance
was Introduced by the Empire Motor Cycle Co., which soon changed to the Reliance Motor Cycle Co. The company had financial
problems in 1911 and was purchased by it's former director Willis Ives. Ives restarted the production of motorcycles in 1912
under the Monarch name. Ridley USA, They make 3/4 scale bikes that look like a Harley and use 465 to 570cc V-Twin engines and an automatic transmission
that their ads describe as "Gas & Go. There isn't a clutch to mess with or shifter to be confused by." How convenient,
I always get confused by that pesky shifter
Riotte USA, 1895?, Carl Riotte designed a small kerosene burning engine that was attached to a bicycle
1972 - 1975, sold models called Chibi, Taka and Tora
Roehr USA, They have their first prototype done, the RV500cc two stroke, it has 102hp and weights 325lb
Rokon USA, Started making 2 wheel drive bikes
in the late 1950's
Rollaway USA, Rollaway Co. 1919 - 1921, made bicycle engine kits
Roper (steam) USA, 1867, Made by Sylvester Roper, it was probably
the first motorcycle. Made about the same time as the Michaux-Perraux in France. The coal fired steam engine unit is part
of a specially built chassis rather than an add-on and had no pedal crank. Roper also built a four wheeled "steam carriage"
and exhibited both at fairs and circuses for a number of years. He suffered a heart attack while riding one at a show in 1896
and died. One is in the Smithsonian Museum
Royal USA, 1901 - 1910, In 1909 - 1910 they made the Royal
Pioneer who's exhaust ran out through the frame tubes
Rudge Wedge England, 1902 - ? Harry Rudge
and C. Wedge built motorcycles for a while and then built
Salsbury USA, Late 1940's, They had a 320cc scooter
1907 - 1924, Schickel Motor Co.
SD USA, 1901? - 1911, George Dewald built a shaft drive motorcycle in 1901. In 1909 he formed
the S.D. manufacturing Co. with Jacob R. Spangler. The SD stood for Shaft Drive. They were sold as SD, SDM and Peerless SD
Sears USA, Sold it's first motorcycles in 1909 or 1910. Until around 1916 they sold Sears badged motorcycles made by Thor
and Excelsior with v-twins and some with Spacke singles. I think that some Gilera built Motorcycles were sold as Sears in
Shaw USA, 1912
- 1914, The Shaw Mfg. Co built clip-on bicycle engines before and after they tried complete bikes for two years
Made the Servi-Cycle in Louisiana 1935 - 1960, built scooters until around 1975
Simplex USA, 1906 - 1909, The Prospect Motor Manufacturing Co 1906-07 and then
the Prospect Motor Co. 1907-09. They built or imported and assembled? motorcycles with Sarolea engines and then Peugeot engines.
Around 1907 to 1908, they built under license? or just assembled and sold Peugeot motorcycles that were sold as Simplex-Peugeot.
They once again started building their own bikes using Buchet and Peugeot engines before they closed in 1909
Smith Motor Wheel
USA, built by the A.O. Smith Co in Milwaukee, it was a detachable engine and drive wheel for bicycles
Spacke USA, Spacke Machine Co.
Made engines and possibly their own "Deluxe" motorcycle around 1913
USA, 1901? - ?
USA, Harley clones
Steffey USA, 1900's
Stellar USA, 1967 - 1973?, Mini-bikes
1901, Stratton Motor Bicycle Co.
Super-X USA, The
American Excelsior company rebadged their exports as Super-X because the English Excelsior Co. had
the rights to the Excelsior name in Europe. Super-X was also one of their model names
Suzuki started making motorcycles
Theim USA, 1900 - ? Thiem Mfg. Co., Minneapolis
Thoroughbred USA, 1904, Made by Reading-Standard.
USA, 1906? - 1909?, The Tiger Cycle Co., Harry Gliesman sold many
brands of motorcycles and one of his various companies apparently produced the Tiger Special
Titan USA, Another of the growing number of
Harley Davidson clone motorcycles built with after market parts. Filed for chapter 11 in Jan. 2001
Tote Gote USA, 1958 - 1970, Trail scooters
1905 - 1907, Newark NJ, Breeze Motor Mfg. Co. 500cc single
Torpedo USA, 1901?? built by Glenn Curtiss
USA, Early 1900's
USA, They make trike conversions using Honda GL1200 and GL15OO Gold
Wing, Valkyrie, Interstate and Kawasaki engines
USA, early 1900's
Victory USA, Made by Polaris, has Harley styling. They
produce their own ohc, four valve per cylinder, 92 cu. in. V - Twin engines. Started development in 1993 and rolled the first
one out in 1998
Wagner USA, 1904 - ? Minneapolis
Waverly USA, 1905 - 1913, Had 500cc
OHV single. Also made Jefferson, PEM and sold engines
Whipple USA, 1905 - 1907, actually a tricycle with two wheels in front, Aurora Mfg engine
Whizzer USA, 1939 - 1964,
Widmayer USA, 1901, If any were produced?
Wild West Motor
Company USA, Harley Clones
Williams USA, 1910's? J.N. Williams built a three
cyl. engine that was put inside the wheel on several prototypes
Wood USA, 1914?
Y2K USA, Made by Marine Turbine Technology. Weighs 460
lbs and has an Allison Rolls Royce 250 Gas Turbine that makes 320 hp with 286 hp at the rear wheel and 425 ft lbs of torque.
It has an estimated Top Speed of 250 mph, 1/4 Mile: 9.80 @ 160 mph, 0-200 mph in 15.0 seconds. All with a modest price tag
of only $150,000
Yale USA, 1902 - 1915, their first bike was the Yale-California
Yale-California USA, Consolidated Manufacturing Company in Toledo, Ohio, 1902 - 1915, Bought the rights for the
Yankee USA, 1969 - 1977? Ossa engines
Yankee USA, 1920's
Yankee USA, 1903 - 1908, Charles Haberer used Thor parts and assembled motorcycles and sold them as "The
Yankee" until Thor started building their own motorcycles. He then became a dealer for Thor
Zap USA, Electric bicycles
ZipCycle USA, Motorized