Motorcycles are popular in pretty much every country on Earth. With there being such a large demand for motorcycles, it will come as no surprise to learn that there are lots of companies that make them. There are also plenty of companies that manufacture motorcycles in the USA. In this article, I’ll be looking at a few of them.
American Made Motorcycles – Are There Any Out There? (The Short Answer)
After lots of research, I found 5 companies that offer American made motorcycles. They are Janus Motorcycles, Arch Motorcycle, Zero Motorcycles, Boss Hoss Cycles, and Steed Motorcycle Company.
What Motorcycles Are Made in America? (Here’s The Answer)
Now that we know which companies manufacture motorcycles in the USA, let’s look at the businesses behind the brands for a closer look.
Janus Motorcycles is an American motorcycle manufacturer that was founded in 2011. The company is based in Indiana and it focuses on producing high-quality bikes for motorcycle enthusiasts all over the USA.
It manufactures its bikes in small batches. This way, the company can closely monitor quality to ensure nothing but the best when it comes to its motorcycles. Its motorcycles are handmade using some of the best components available.
As for its manufacturing, Janus Motorcycles is very open regarding where it operates. Its primary base of operation is located in Goshen, Indiana. This is where its bikes are assembled by hand and then sold to its customers.
Janus Motorcycles has a section on its website dedicated to where it gets its components from. While it does rely on some components from overseas, the company tries to source and make as much as possible from within the USA. For more on its manufacturing location, check this out.
Here’s a link to the company’s motorcycle product page for those wanting to take a closer look at what Janus Motorcycles has to offer.
Arch Motorcycles is another American motorcycle company that focuses on producing high-quality motorcycles for the American market. The company was founded in 2011. It’s owned and operated by motorcycle enthusiasts who strive for engineering excellence.
The company operates out of a facility in California. Specifically, Arch Motorcycles produces its products at a state-of-the-art facility in Hawthorne. For those who don’t know, Hawthorne is a city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
At Arch Motorcycle, performance is key. Its bikes are designed to be fast, stylish, and reliable making them the perfect choice for motorcycle lovers everywhere.
Arch Motorcycle also offers a bespoke bike service that offers customers a one-of-a-kind motorcycle. Here’s a link for more information.
Here are some links to a couple of Arch Motorcycles products.
Zero Motorcycles began in a garage in Santa Cruz, California in 2006. It very quickly grew to become an internationally renowned company that produces high-quality motorcycles. The folks at Zero Motorcycles work hard to provide some of the best American-made motorcycles on the market.
According to numerous sources, Zero Motorcycles’ products are 100% made in the USA. However, while they are made in the USA, it looks like the company does rely on some components from overseas.
By reading through Zero Motorcycle’s strategy page on its website, I found out that the company is always looking to the future and is constantly working on new motorcycle lines. Check this out for more information on Zero Motorcycle’s operation methods.
For those eager to see some of what Zero Motorcycles has to offer, check these out.
Indian Motorcycle was founded in 1901 in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest entries on this list. With more than a century of motorcycle manufacturing under its belt, Indian Motorcycle has developed a reputation for producing high-quality stunning motorcycles.
Today, the company operates out of a facility in Spirit Lake, Iowa. It is at this location that 550 skilled professionals assemble each bike. The facility makes use of the latest technology to ensure that each of its bikes is built to the highest possible standard.
For those wanting to take a closer look at the company’s manufacturing location, here’s a link to a page where you can book a tour around its facility in Spirit Lake.
Here are some links to a few of the company’s bikes.
Boss Hoss Cycles
Boss Hoss Cycles is an American company that manufactures high-performance motorcycles for people all over the USA. It was founded in 1990 by Monte Warne. Today, it is a brand that is synonymous with quality and reliability.
The company operates a 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Dyersburg, Tennessee. It’s at this location that Boss Hoss Cycles builds each of its bikes by hand. Highly trained experts put each bike together ensuring that each bike is built to an incredibly high standard. For a more detailed look at the company’s manufacturing process, check this out.
Boss Hoss offers a wide range of bikes to suit everyone. From cruisers and classics to super sport bikes and more, there’s a lot to choose from. Here are some links to its motorbike product categories for you to check out.
Steed Motorcycle Company
Steed Motorcycle Company was founded in 1989. While it isn’t the biggest company when compared to most of the others on this list, Steed Motorcycle Company has cemented itself as a quality American motorcycle manufacturer.
The company operates a facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. It looks like it is at this facility that most of its production takes place. Steed Motorcycle Company also works hard to produce and use some of the finest American-made components available.
The company is very proud of its motorcycles. It has good reason to be proud as it has won numerous awards over the years for its innovative design and manufacturing techniques. For more about the company check this out.
Steed Motorcycle Company has several lines of motorcycles that it offers to American bikers. Here’s a link.
There is one very well-known company that manufactures motorcycles in the US. However, for the most part, it looks like most of its components come from overseas. Here’s what I found.
Harley Davidson is a company that needs no introduction. Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903, the company is one of the best and most sought-after motorcycle manufacturers in the world.
With it being such a large company, it does rely on overseas production for certain parts and components. Luckily it’s fairly easy to find out where everything comes from as the information is readily available.
Its bikes that are sold in the USA are assembled in the USA. However, the components come from different countries. For example, its clutches and brakes come from Italy, and the suspension comes from Japan. Here’s a link to a more detailed breakdown of where Harley Davidson’s parts come from.
So, while its bikes are assembled in the US, its parts come from all over the world. Here’s a link to some of Harley Davidson’s bikes for those wanting to take a closer look.