If you are a fan of vintage motorcycles like me, you probably wonder about what might be found in Cuba today.
Harley-Davidsons, venerable and wild, have been kept running for more than a half-century. The bikes are just a few of the dozens of Harley-Davidsons made in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s that travel Cuba’s roads – motorcycles that have remained on the island after the communist revolution and U.S. trade embargo.
Many older motorcycles came from countries not affected by the trade embargo. East German, 1970s-era MZ (Motorenwerke Zschopau) and Czechoslovakian Jawas from the ’70s and ’80s, for example. Soviet-made Ural motorcycles came to Cuba in 1973, initially supplied by the USSR for military use, but available to the public starting in 1975.
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