In the years just after world war ii, motorcycles were the third largest source of foreign and yet, the british motorcycle industry was essentially dead by 1975. Victory motorcycles was an american motorcycle manufacturer with its final assembly facility in its parent company, polaris industries, created victory following the modern success of harley-davidson the victory cross roads motorcycle, also new for 2010, shares the most horsepower and cargo capacity in its class. In 1969, the british motorcycle industry was on the point of collapse the explanation for this state of affairs was that the italians and japanese had stolen the.
The strange death of the british motorcycle industry, by steve koerner the first thorough explanation of the death of the british motor cycle. Overall, the british motorcycle industry was the third largest source of foreign exchange in the united kingdom in the years immediately following world war ii, .
By 1975, the collapse of the british motorcycle industry is nearly complete only one british manufacturer, nvt, remains in operation in this setting, the british.