Vintage Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Photos

6 Мар 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Vintage Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Photos отключены
Harley-Davidson FXCW Rocker Classic

Classic Vintage Motorcycles:

Harley Davidson History

All Web Content — Copyright

The ‘Harley-Davidson’ motorcycle humble beginnings can be traced to a small wood barn in Wisconsin, back in 1903. designing a small gas engine for on a bicycle frame, William S. (18801943) joined with Davidson (18811950) to build first motorcycle, the Silent Fellow.

In 1906, a new factory was on Chestnut Street, which later be renamed Juneau The company incorporated on September 1907, and the founding partners soon joined by Arthur’s Walter Davidson and William A. The Silent Grey Fellow was an sucess, and by the 1910s the original prototype for the Silent Grey was being used as a promotional having clocked over miles (1909 Model 5A Silent Grey Fellow’ above).

Zoom: 1917 Harley-Davidson T (background: 1912 Harley X-8)

In 1908, Walter scored a perfect 1,000 at the 7th Annual FAM (Federation of American endurance and reliability contest, as as winning FAM’s economy (188.234 mpg) three later. From here, reputation for reliability grew, and HD selling police duty to the Detroit Police Department.

The Harley Davidson ‘V-Twins’

In Harley Davidson introduced its v-twin powered motorcycle, by a 7 hp, 49.5 cubic inch The first twins used intake valves that inherited from the single engine design. The 09 twins discontinued the same year, in 1911 with redesigned IOE intake valves (nicknamed valves) which were operated.

These Pocket twins were produced in and 74ci displacements.

The company its Model W Sport-Twin in 1919. The W was powered by a horizontally opposed twin cylinder engine. The and transmission were mounted in the cases making this the first Harley Davidson with ‘unit’ engine

Harley sales began to during the early 1920s and a Harley Davidson motorcycle was now expensive than Ford’s automobile. In reaction to this, HD small-displacement single-cylinder motorcycles could compete with the bikes. This decision was not received by the public, and Harley abandoned the marketing strategy in the mid

In the late 1920s, Harley introduced the Model JH and JDH, the JDH as the fastest model ever, a top speed of 85 to 100 mph. The Model JH had a cc (61 cubic-inch) engine, and the JDH had a 1200 cc (74 version. The twin-cam engine had a timing gear cover made the engine recognizable.

Harley Davidson Nomenclature

were given for the physical of the engine, that readily the era in which a particular Harley was and its engine/cylinder-head design.

Harley-Davidson Side Valve (1930 to

Harley Davidson’s Flathead, or Valve engine design back to the early 1920s. The comes from the location of the valves that are located the cylinder, with the valve entering a flat combustion above the cylinder bore.

The 1200cc 74ci Flathead V (aka Seventy-Four) replaced the F-Head in 1930. The Flathead remained popular throughout to and the Model WLA Flathead was used by the US during WWII, labeling it as the that won the war.

Toward the end of production in the late 1940s, the was relegated to smaller displacement like 700cc to 750cc WR, and WHR, or the Model K. The last of the engines was used on the 1956 KH, but the Flathead engine and the more OHV ‘Knucklehead’ engine coexisted for eleven years.

Harley-Davidson ‘Knucklehead’ (1936 to

Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "Harley-Davidson":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.