Excelsior Henderson

To me, the only real Excelsior Henderson Died in 1931.

The Hanlons tried to bring it back but couldn't do it, even though there effort was extremely valiant.

The problem was that their hearts weren't focused just on the bikes.

Here is the REAL Excesior Henderson story.

The Excelsior Motorcycle Co. was started in 1907, building 29ci single cylinder powered bikes. The company was then bought by bicycle maker Ignatz Schwinn in 1910, who continued production of inlet-over-exhaust singles and V-twins of up to 61cu. in. In 1917, Ignatz bought out Henderson and his company became Excelsior-Henderson. In 1925 the Super-X was introduced, it was the first 45ci v-twin motorcycle. Its stellar performance prompted Harley and Indian to both introduce 45cu machines into their companies line-ups.
Due to the coming onset of the great depression, Ignatz Schwinn brought an end to his companies motorcycle production with the words: "Today we quit!"

In 1990, the Hanlon Manufacturing Co. bought the rights to the name Excelsior Henderson. They manufactured an Excelsior Henderson Motorcycle and are now out of business.

So, to me the REAL Exselsior Henderson died in 1930.

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