|Sylvester Yen had decades of experience designing children's bicycles when he founded Morgan Cycles. A bicycle engineer for some of America's most prominent companies, he dreamed of offering discerning parents beautiful, safe, and finely crafted ride-on toys while the rest of the industry raced to produce cheaper products.
His first product, the elegantly streamlined Morgan tricycle, was inspired by the original 1936 Harold Van Doren design that captured the hearts of generations of Americans. Van Doren was a pioneering designer in the emerging industrial age, and "simple solidity" was the hallmark of his work. His range included gas pumps for the Wayne Pump Company, refrigerators for Philco, stoves for Westinghouse, and the iconic Maytag washing machine.
Since the initial tricycle, Morgan Cycle has continued to listen to loyal customers and design pedal cars, scooters, tricycles and bicycles to elegant sleighs, decorative gas pumps, and more inspired by classic designs that transcend time and fads.