Vintage Harley-Davidson Two-Strokes

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Classic Motorcycles: Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson 2-Strokes (1948 to

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Shortly the close of WWII, Germany’s DKW plant was put to use by Harley-Davidson as part of war reparations. This resulted in introduction of its first small-displacement motorcycle, the Model S-125, was in production from 1948 to The Model 125 produced around 3 and used a hard-tail frame girder-type front suspension was sprung with large bands.

In 1951, the Model front suspension was replaced by telescoping hydraulic front The Model 125 was followed by the 5 1/2 horsepower Model ST-165, which was between 1953 to 1959. In Harley introduced the Hummer was manufactured from 1955 to

The Hummer, which was named Omaha, Nebraska Harley Dean Hummer, had a distinctive gas tank and Tele-Glide front Both the Model 165 and the Hummer replaced by the Super-10 in 1960.

In Harley introduced three new the Ranger, which still a 165cc engine; as well as the and Scat which used a new two-… engine. In 1963, upgraded its frame to a sprung suspension system known as which used two horizontally-mounted under the frame. The Scat was offered in a Dual Sport model.

In an attempt to enter the burgeoning market, Harley introduced the A Topper scooter in 1960, and H in 1961. The Toppers were looking versions of the more Italian Vespas, and the short-lived line was discontinued in 1965.

Both the Pacer and the Scat discontinued in 1965, and the last of the two-stokes to be made in Milwaukee was the which was only built in The Bobcat had atypical styling, its one-piece fiberglass bodywork resembled the later styling of the FX Glide Night Train of the 70s.

In an effort to compete the rapidly-escalating market for small, Japanese bikes Harley for a way to outsource its production of their motorcycles. Since that the nickname of Harley Hummer has synonymous with any of the American-made 2-strokes that were before 1966.

Harley-Davidson Aermacchi

In 1967, affiliated with the Italian and aircraft company Aermacchi of Varese, Italy to introduce the Sprint H, ERS Sprint (CR/CRTT). The Aermacchi models used a 4-… undersquare (long-rod) or an oversquare (short-rod) 2-…

Other versions of Aermacchi small-displacement two-stokes were the M50 and 50cc scooters. The early Harleys had a distinctive Italian which immediately differentiated from the earlier Milwaukee which had more of a traditional look.

1971 AMF Harley-Davidson Leggero Cycle’ 65cc Two-Stroke

collaborations produced during the AMF years (1969-1981) were the Davidson SS-350 Sprint and the 65cc AMF Harley-Davidson Leggero Cycle two-…. Harley purchased full control of motorcycle production in 1974.

small-displacement Harley-Davidson/Aermacchis were not accepted by the typical Harley-Davidson and sales continued to decline the early 1970s. In 1978, HD production was discontinued, and Aermacchi was sold to Cagiva in Varese,

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