Originally Posted by jfurf
Love it. But you're just scratching the surface of extinct brands! I have an Encyclopedia of Historical Motorcycles (or something like that) reference book and there are probably well over 300 extinct British brands. Let alone American, Italian, German, etc.
Crazy. I spent just a few seconds looking up defunct brands and found so much more than I thought. I started with ones I could think off the top of my head....and added to them.
There's been so many brands that went belly up it's a tribute to any and all existing motorcycle companies. Everyone likes to bitch, but there's a hundred dead companies that failed for every one that survived.