Iconic British motorcycle manufacturer Brough Superior originally produced top-quality bikes from 1919 to 1940 and built around 3,048 units. It was dubbed the "Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles" by H. D. Teague of The Motor Cycle newspaper and T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) famously owned eight of these motorcycles. In 2008, motorcycle enthusiast Mark Upham acquired the rights to the Brough Superior name and partnered with designer Thierry Henriette in 2013 to bring the legendary brand back from the dead. The company recently collaborated with Aston Martin to create the first motorcycle for the British carmaker. Named AMB 001, the $100,000 track-focused limited-edition superbike is powered a turbocharged V-twin engine that produces 180hp.
Indian Motorcycle is one of the oldest motorcycle manufacturing companies in the world that originally produced between 1901 and 1953 in the US. After many attempts to resurrect Indian, Polaris Industries purchased the brand in 2011 and it has been producing motorcycles since 2013.
Czechoslovakian brand Jawa was started in 1929 and was once a top bike manufacturer in the world. It was also very popular in India, where licensed versions were sold under the name Ideal Jawa between 1960 and 1996. The Jawa name was resurrected in India in 2018 after it was purchased by Mahindra & Mahindra.
British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph engineering was founded in 1885, which went into liquidation in 1983 after losing out to Japanese manufacturers. It was bought by John Bloor who started making re-engineered bikes that were produced for the 1991 model year.