Sunday, August 24, 2008

First Harley Davidson Bike

This is the very first Harley-Davidson motorcycle. It hs serial number 1. It was made in 1903.

William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson make available to the public the first production Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The bike was built to be a racer, with a 3-1/8 inch bore and 3-1/2 inch stroke. The factory in which they worked was a 10 x 15-foot wooden shed with the words "Harley-Davidson Motor Company" crudely scrawled on the door. Arthur's brother Walter later joins their efforts.


Anonymous said...

Cheers. Great post. Ended up being searching for a while. Seeking more blogs and forums of your stuff in the foreseeable future.

Anonymous said...

Can you belive these had a tomato can as a carburator?

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