The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum - Excelsior

1916 Excelsior “X”

When the conversation is going on about old bikes, the two names that you hear most often is Indian and Harley Davidson. The name that should also be mentioned that you don’t hear of often is Excelsior. In the early days of motorcycling with the long distance dirt or board track racing, the Excelsior set numerous records and constantly challenged Indian and Harley Davidson as they all strived to out do each other. The Excelsior still holds some board speedway records that were never broken. It was also the very first motorcycle to go 100 miles an hour and they did that in 1912.


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