Riding a modern motorcycle cross country is just a little bit crazy. Riding a pre-1948 motorcycle cross county is insane. With just two small drum brakes, foot clutches, stamped steel, and hardtail chassis, most bikes of that era are not only complicated to ride, they are flat out demanding. Those demands are what almost 100 riders are setting out to prove they can handle this week as part of The Motorcycle Chase, a rally that stopped for a break at Hagerty’s home office in Traverse City, Michigan on its way to Key West, Florida.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/09/11/riding-cross-country-on-a-pre-war-motorcycle