It was the Age of Aquarius, and Americans let their hair down as hippies experimented with mind-altering drugs and free love. Rock-‘n’-roll became a legitimate art form, elevated by musicians like The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Citizens rallied behind President John F. Kennedy as The Cold War reached its terrifying climax with the Cuban Missile Crisis, then mourned his assassination at the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald. America’s space program also reached its pinnacle, as Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first earthlings to walk on the moon. On the motorcycling front, the established British and American manufacturers were starting to feel the pinch of the upstart Japanese brands, especially the “Nicest People” people, Honda.