Category Archives: motorcycle oral history

Definitions, and the Maico as Material Culture 1.1

1981 Maico 490 t shirt

A Social History of Motorcycle Technology This post and many to follow is a social history of a technology.  By this I mean that it examines an item of technology—in this case the German-made Maico motorcycle—and explores the links between the object and that segment of humankind who interacted with it.